I saw and went to the theater with my friends to watch the new Kingsman movie. Personally, I’m not interested at all with Kingsman but I really want to watch something at that time, because we waited one another for 2 hours. Blade Runner 2049 poster caught my eyes before I entered the theater, so I suggested it to my friends. They somewhat agreed because there’s no other movie that caught our interest other than, at least this one.
At that time, I thought; eh, maybe I’ll watch a bad action movie once in a while. I sneered at the poster. I seriously underestimated the movie because the movie is a sequel, and Hollywood’s sequels from [great] old movies are always unquestionably bad.
Flashback time. My encounter with Blade Runner series begun earlier than watching 2049. When I was in senior high school, a classmate pointed out to my T.O.K. (Theory of Knowledge) teacher that Blade Runner is a good movie, and the teacher smiled and nodded. At that time, I mistaken Blade Runner with a certain movie which title I already forgotten. What I remember about the movie is that the main character is a teenager who can teleport to many places. At the same time, I’m confused with the movie’s title. What’s a Blade Runner? People who run with blade? They have blade in their wheels? Or, something like that? I didn’t know IMDB at that time and didn’t even bother to find a thing about it. This was back then in 2011, if I’m not mistaken.
Back to present. Overall, the movie defied my expectation. It’s a good movie. It has great soundtrack, though still inferior compared to the original prequel. Turns out, Blade Runner 2049 was not an action movie but a robot drama…? So, I didn’t think I waste my money ardently.
It’s my best movie #2 of 2017 after Coco, because I have issues with it. Spoilers ahead.
This rant came from the memories of what I have left from watching the movie, so don’t expect it to be accurate.