5 Ways In Which “Blade Runner 2049” Evolves Beyond The Original

There is a scene early in “Blade Runner 2049,” Denis Villeneuve’s hypnotic and heart-bursting sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 future-shock detective movie “Blade Runner,” where two men crash through a wall. One is the bulbous Sapper Morton (Dave Bautista), who is one of many humanoid robots known as replicants, and the other is the slender, […]

7 Reasons Why “Blade Runner 2049” Is The Pinnacle of Blockbuster Cinema

It might seem somewhat premature to suggest that, just a few weeks after its release, Blade Runner 2049 is a cinematic landmark that will be a benchmark for science-fiction films in the future. Yet once you have been subjected to it, immersed in it and walked out of the cinema only when you have rediscovered […]

7 Reasons Why “Blade Runner 2049” is a Masterpiece

So many will be lost. All those memories, so meaningful to the individual, will fade away. Their lives had purpose, their narratives were inspired through experience, by the love or harsh teachings of a parent, a vengeful or forgiving deity, a chemical spur in the brain, by the ultimate randomness of interlinked cells or by […]

10 Reasons Why “Blade Runner 2049” Is Better Than The Original

Sequels are a hard nut to crack. Hollywood’s insistence on utilizing any name brand they can get their hands on doesn’t always work. It rarely does. Just because something had a name that was worthwhile at some point, or worthwhile to a niche audience, doesn’t mean it’s going to make money, and money is what […]

10 Reasons Why “Blade Runner 2049” Is The Most Promising Movie of 2017

We’re all hoping popular films like Star Wars Episode VIII, Justice League, and Alien: Covenant knock our collective socks off in 2017. They’re at the top of everyone’s wish lists and marks on everyone’s calendars. But with those three films, and many other blockbusters, it’s going to be a fingers-crossed situation. Episode VIII should be […]