Blade Runner 2049

The initial scenes were nicely familiar the sound, the cinematography but I think it started to go downhill fairly quickly. 

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But just going back to the visuals, it was excellent. Some of the props and scenes were well presented but overall there were too many scene changes and it lacked a sense of consistency overall.  Rain scenes, solar farms all seemed a bit incongruous at times. The Bladerunner 2049 world just didn’t seem real at all, it felt more dreamlike and a fantasy than the original blade runner. 

The use a fully self-aware AI personal assistant semi hologram just didn’t seem to fit well, although I can see the conceptual appeal of the idea. The scene of the prostitute and hologram combining seemed a bit excessive and morally very ambiguous. 

The use of ‘scanning’ was clearly a homage to the original which was nice to see.

Unfortunately, this is really not a classic in any sense due to the lack of consistency and motives. Towards the end the commentary about how important the child is and freedom seemed a bit excessively cliched. 

Watched this on blu-ray, audio DTS 

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