I went to see Blade Runner 2 because I liked the first one. Even tho the first one was I think rated R, I still saw it. The whole atmosphere of the first one was bizarre and real to itself.
If you don't want to be spoiled, don't read on.
With high hopes, despite hearing that it tanked at the box office (are the critics crazy?) I sat through 3 hours of sometimes interesting, cool locations and sets, sometimes too loud music. At least 3 or 4 times, I wanted to grab a remote and skip thru the movie but alas, I had to wait out the slow parts.
An hour could have been cut out and you wouldn't have missed it. So as you can guess, I was a little disappointed with how it turned out. In fact, more than once I thought to myself, if this is the future I'm glad I won't be there. I'm not sure if I should do a run down of the plot or not.
Here are some of things that annoyed me. Long stretches of time where nothing happens except a glance or two. Or loooonnnngggg shots of sets. What is it with all these giant naked lady statues, some with high heels? Does naked ladies ala holograms make for a better picture? No. It seems more a desperate attempt to make the movie "shocking" ???? It all seemed pointless. And then there is the bad guy that is the typical delusional madman with a god complex plus money. Boring.
There are places shown that were in the original movie. Harrison Ford and a computer generated Sean Young.
The positives were some of places. The right arm of the Madman is a tough replicant that is pretty scary. Ryan Gossling is ok considering he is a replicant that doesn't show much emotions.
Considering that I wanted to fast forward several times and one person in the theater was snoring half way thru, I wouldn't recommend it except to die hard Blade Runner fans.
Has anyone else seen it?