#132 - Bladerunner 2049 (1)
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There is a frustrating laziness to Bladerunner 2049, amplified by the combination of Denis Villeneuve’s direction, and the screenwriting of Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. This laziness is not only apparent when the film is compared to its predecessor, 1982’s Bladerunner, as is often the case with sequels. It is also is apparent when the film is considered on its own merits, which is why it is frustrating. From the bland sets and landscapes, to the music that sounds like a motorcycle in a tunnel; from the scenes that are entirely unnecessary, to the scenes that are indulgently drawn out beyond reason – there is a lot about Bladerunner 2049 that needs...

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