Yes, this film is EPIC in every sense of the word…it immerses the viewer into its world, its atmosphere imbuing a meditative sensibility required for the fullest experience.
After many months of trepidatious anticipation, having first seen the teaser trailer last winter, I finally watched”Blade Runner 2049″ last night.
Oh. My. HOLY AWESOME BRAINGASM!
THIS WAS A REMINDER OF WHAT FILMS CAN AND SHOULD BE: expertly crafted by Denis Villeneuve and edited by Joe Walker, gorgeous cinematography by the wondrous Roger Deakins, breathtaking sets, color and lighting, brilliant sound design and score by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch, excellent acting, (Ryan Gosling as “K” & Sylvia Hoeks as “Luv,” in particular, with Harrison Ford doing a great understated job as Deckard from the original film,) woven meticulously together in an interesting tale that expands upon the many relevant themes of “Blade Runner,” which ultimately poignantly explores the chimerical “truth” of humanity, the way all great ART does. (“I spell it large,” to quote the poet Charles Olson, “because it comes large here. Large, and without mercy.”)
Yes, this film is EPIC in every sense of the word, and some will complain about its lengthy running time, but it seemed to me that the pace was in lock-step with the tone of the overall picture, it immerses the viewer into its world, its atmosphere imbuing a meditative sensibility required for the fullest experience.
This film had me engaged, in totality, from beginning to end, all my senses aflame and energized as though there was a transference from the impressive creative team whose labor shaped the film, of their obvious love for this work, through my eyes and ears to my buzzing brain and heart.
Not much to say that I wouldn’t want viewers to find out for themselves. I LOVE THIS MOVIE. No other description of feeling would quite suffice.