Episode 132: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Here at Max, Mike; Movies, we’ve seen things you people can’t imagine.  Attack ships on fire some place or other.  Something or other glittering off the Tannhauser gate, whatever that is.  And lots of other stuff.  You can’t imagine it.  Don’t even try.  You’ll just hurt yourself.  This week’s “Leave ‘Em Wanting More” deals with the sequel that we had no idea we wanted, a movie that came right on the heels of the original . . . give or take 35 years: “Blade Runner 2049.”  Sadly, I missed Blade Runners 2 through 2,048 (man, that who knew they could churn them out so fast?), so maybe that’s why I don’t entirely “get” this movie but a movie doesn’t have to be “got” to get good. Get it? Got it? Good.  So grab some juicy grubs and a handful of bees, cuddle up close with your beloved virtual significant other and check out our thoughts on the antics of Officer K (no relation to Agent K) and the whole wacky crew of this feel-good cheerful sci-fi romp!   Now with ten percent real Harrison Ford!

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2 thoughts on “Episode 132: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)”

  1. Mike and I had some conversations about this and I have to say I think we are not far from each other in our opinions overall. Denis Villeneuve is local boy and his film “Incendies” is really great as well as “Arrival”. I sort of hated Lynch’s Dune and the TV versions was fine but I am willing to see what Villeneuve does with it. “Bladerunner 2049” is really a visual masterpiece and not much else but I don’t find it unwatchable, just it could have been a lot more and I find the whole ending a hot mess of ½ baked ideas.

    1. Pretty much. I think the movie raises interesting questions but it does nothing to try and answer them, deciding instead to have another fist fight. I don’t know what happened here, but it wasn’t an entertaining, well thought out film. I also don’t think we’re going to see this one rising to the same status as the original. Thanks for listening and commenting, Vince!

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