MY RATING : ★★★★/5
After reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K.Dick , I immediately wanted to watch the famous movie by Ridley Scott, Blade Runner. I’m sorry to say but that first movie of Blade Runner was pretty disappointing for me. I fell asleep man.
While I feel like the first movie didn’t deliver, Denis Villeneuve (Montreal REPRESENT 😀 ) makes an impressive move with the sequel, Blade Runner 2049. This movie at least, was very loyal to all the values and ideas that the Phillip K.Dick wanted us to understand. It’s all about finding our own place in the world, to belong to someone or some cause.
A clear narrative construction, this movie depends a lot on the plot and DAMN it was a good one! Director Denis Villeneuve has passed along a clear message to all the early reviewers to not spoil anything for the audience to discover for themselves, I’m going to respect that and say that tis movie is worth diving into it. All the characters, their interaction and how they are connected to each other is a masterpiece.
On top of that, this movie has one of the most beautiful scenery and imagery I’ve ever seen. Playing with textures, lights, objects, creating an elegant design. This was always the tour de force of Denis Villeneuve but he really went above his limits and gives us a delightful eye-candy experience. There was a scene in the end that I find very genuine, it’s how he uses lighting to distinguish the emotions in the conversations. Switching from lights to shadowing each feature one by one.
Everything from the music to the holograms, a beautiful dedication to Ridley Scott’s world while managing to have a strong script, a premise that questions the most controversial topic of all the AI and cyborg technology. The movie finally makes us feel something. Makes me feel attached to the characters. All that experience was possible thanks to the amazing background music, the cinematography and the marvellous acting of Ryan Gosling. Yes the movie was mostly about him. Nevertheless, all the side characters were pretty on point too.
Overall, I think this is a beautiful movie honouring Ridley Scott’s neon-noir, embracing and glancing at the past while also conveying all the messages of Phillip K. Dick’s novel. And frankly, with the rise of all the AI technology, the messages that are even more pertinent in the 21st century than ever.
The only negative side of the movie was the implication of the important cast, some of them were left aside for Ryan Gosling’s main character. It’s a 3 hour movie, expect it to have some slow scenes but it’s all for a good cause 😉
P.S: Ana De Armas is absolutely amazing as an actress and gorgeous !! ❤ #BAE
Let me know if you intend to go watch the movie! Did you like it 🙂 ? Comparing to the first one?
A big thank you to Cinema Montreal for giving me the opportunity to watch this movie in the premiere 🙂