Movie Review: A Beautifully Shot Movie. The Pacing Was Bad.
The 1982 film “Blade Runner” which was directed by Ridley Scott is a cult classic and in my opinion one of the greatest Sci-Fi movies ever made. It is a loose
adaptation of the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” The sequel titled “Blade Runner 2049” was not directed by Ridley Scott and
one of the screenwriters for “Blade Runner” did return to pen the sequel.
Now - this sequel is not bad at all, there is a lot to like about this movie. One of the biggest problems for me though is the PACING.
You can either blame the director or editor for this. Film directors can at times be restrained by studio executives and
forces directors to make edits to keep the time down. Funny enough, Ridley Scott has been known to battle with executives for this reason and pushes for more artistic
freedom. This is a time I would actually agree with the executives to cut the time of the movie
down. I fully support the directors freedom in creating their art but not for this movie. There are a lot of pointless scenes in this film and it
added no value.
The story – if you have seen the first film or have read the book that is loosely based on then you will understand how deep this story can be. The film challenges
your views on morality - there are lots of moral questions you ask yourself while watching this movie. Do artificial intelligent (A.I) machines have rights like a
human? Do human like machines feel anything? What is the concept of right and wrong to an A.I.? What is moral accountability? Is the designer immoral for creating human like
machines? If a human like machine does something it wasn’t design to do, is that considered a miracle? There are lots of questions you ask yourself - this is a good thing - the movie challenges you. On top of the
morality journey you go through, the film also provided a well thought out police detective story.
The visual effects, sound effects, and cinematography were great. The acting by Ryan Gosling was average but the rest of the cast did well. The score of the film was average to me. Maybe they did this on purpose -
when there were slow parts of the film, you suddenly get a loud sound to wake you up. The stage design was spectacular; they deserve an Oscar
for their work. Overall, this was a beautifully shot movie and very artistic. Like I said earlier – the big problem for me was the pacing. The flow of many scenes did not fit well.
Should you go see this movie? Go to the final thoughts section to find out.
ReeYaa Grade = B-
By: Lazy Editor Tim | October 5, 2017 Runtime: 2h 43min Rating: R Wide Release Date: October 6, 2017
Director: Denis Villeneuve Cast: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto.
The director has never said anything stupid. Not sure if he is a left wing activist. I have no problem with him. Ridley Scott is a producer of the film and is an awesome guy.
Harrison Ford has virtue signaled before but nothing to an extent that deserves a boycott.
Ryan Gosling is full of cr@p and thinks his sh!t doesn’t stink. There are stories of him acting like an elitist in public. I don’t like the guy, something about him twitches my eye. Plus, I think he attacked President Trump on SNL.
Robin Wright is left wing activist. She is a good actress though, I give her that.
Jared Leto is probably a hardcore leftist but he doesn’t go out of his way to bash the Right. He seems like a cool guy to get drunk with.
The rest of the female actresses are foreigners and they are all very beautiful. One of them kicks some serious @ss in the film.
This movie has enough virtue signaling celebs that warrants a boycott.
Read my final thoughts section to see if the movie is good enough to bypass a Hollywood boycott.
ReeYaa Score = Somewhat Disapprove
Leftist Social Engineering (LSE)
There are some scenes that push the theory of man made climate change but it is not forced upon within the main story. You wont even think about that topic while watching the movie. It is very subtle and really not a big deal. Only picky people will see the attempt.
The movie questions views on morality and God. This movie may actually help many see the positives of the religious right. Many can totally see it differently as well but in my opinion the LSE is balanced. Nothing really crazy.
Also, in my opinion the movie helps people question their views on the future of A.I and electronics in
ReeYaa Score = Med
You need a lot of patience for this movie. I wouldn’t recommend it to people who want a fun night out. Let’s just say this - if
you are with your friends at the bar having a fun time, and suddenly want to see a movie to keep the good times going, do not go see this film.
Movie Review Grade = B-
Production Information = Somewhat Disapprove
LSE = Med
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