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[Rating 4/5]

I’m having a hard time finding a good book to top Ready Player One. I may have found one, but we’ll see.

Until then, I thought I’d switch things up a bit, and talk about Blade Runner 2049.

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Not Bad

I’m not familiar with the franchise—well maybe a little bit. But I haven’t watched any of them until now.

It was decent.

The plot was good, and it wasn’t over saturated with special effects.

At first I wasn’t sure as to what was going on, but it steadily gained momentum, and I enjoyed it.

The only issue was the length. It wasn’t short in terms of run time, but I felt like it was still missing something.

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It’s Been a While

It’s centered around K the replicant, synthetic humans made to assist humans.

He works as a blade runner, persons who hunt other replicants.

Things take an odd turn when it’s discovered that replicants can reproduce, at least one can—could.

K goes searching for Rick Deckard, retired blade runner, to discover the whereabouts of the replicant child, and the mother’s origin.

The action scenes were great, there weren’t too many casts to drown out the lead, and the acting was top notch.

If synthetic humans were real, I feel that’s exactly how they’d be, emotionless and distant.

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Eh…

But the issue I said I had, was that the movie didn’t feel complete.

Luv, one of the main antagonists died, but Tyrell, the villain, should have at least made an appearance at the end.

I appreciate a nice cliché from time to time.

Everything else was spot on, and I won’t take that away from it.

Movies that make an impact generations later, are some of the best.

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Soon

Hopefully, I can get back on track with my writing. Inspiration has been limited lately.

There’s enough content, especially in fiction, but it’s not hard to lose your appetite.

Tell me your thoughts on Blade Runner in the comments; leave a like and subscribe too. Give me a shake when you see me getting lazy. Peace.

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25 Comments

  1. Looking for another book where someone gets sucked into a computer game? Try Terry Pratchett’s Only you can save mankind… its middle grade but i’d like to thonk this is where ready player one mightve found inspiration from… welcome to wordpress!

  2. I like your illustrations! I saw the original Blade Runner in a film class and thought it was okay. There are two endings for the original — you should check them both out and see which one works best. I believe the movie is based on a sci fi short story originally (?).

    1. Lol, I appreciate that and thank you, they aren’t the best but they’re enjoyable to look at. And will look into it, yea I think the book was Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, or something like that. I have the ebook actually, but it’s way easier to watch than read. In the beginning of the book they were actually talking about an electric sheep, or some animal. lol

  3. Hello! Thank you for following my blog.

    Blade Runner 2049 was everything I wanted it to be. It annoyed me for the same reasons as the previous full-length movie(s), but I think it’s at least as good as the source. As for Tyrell, I think he’s a symbol of K’s capitalistic society. He couldn’t die until he remained in power at the end. We would need an entirely new movie to show him overthrown.

    1. You’re welcome! Nice, it’s glad to get some enlightenment from someone who’s a fan of Blade Runner. Hmm, I had no clue, I guess something had to be sacrificed, because a lot of detail went to it, and that was great. Yes, I wouldn’t mind a sequel even though I’m a newbie.

  4. I saw the first Blade Runner and thought the ending was the best part. Now, reading the other comments, I see there are 2 possible endings! I’ll have to check that out. I like your illustrations as wellas your review. Thanks for posting

  5. I am a huge geek about the original Bladerunner movie.

    I loved the visual touches back to the original in 2049, but 2049 is its own movie, and it is great. Not original movie great in its blending of noir, scifi and dystopian future, but great in the sense that it really tried to honour the original and move on at the same time and have its own ideas and identity. I think it got most of the way there, but a few issues will never now be resolved as the film did not make enough box office, and those issues leave it dead in the water for me.

    But as a visual feast, and a reasonable conundrum, it works well. The Deckard is/isn’t thing was a dance (with Elvis), and I’d prefer more honesty one way or another. I’m a Deckard is a replicant guy from the Original. It even makes sense in the sequel, but the makers want to play coy. Yadda yadda.

    The new movie is beautidul, brutal at times and balletic.The difference is it doesn’t leave me wondering why or how, it just left me wanting more sexy imagery, and maybe another Sulaco breaking through the clouds to save the Alien franchise… if only!

    1. I totally agree Roderick. I never even knew these details you just revealed to me now. And also, I recently discovered that whether Deckard is a replicant or not, is a big thing withing the fan base. I though he was a replicant from the start. I guess the producers didn’t think it mattered initially, and when it became a big deal, they used it to add to the aura of the movie…..at least that’s what I think. But thanks for your views, it’s glad to hear from a fan, it enlightens me on stuff that I can’t easily find on the internet.

  6. I can definitely understand not being able to find something to top Ready Player One. It’s probably my favourite book of all time – and I’m not a sci-fi reader AT ALL. Ernest Cline just hit the nail on the head with that one. Good luck!

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