Blade Runner 2049: A Worthy Sequel

12 Oct


Blade Runner 2049 was by far the best movie-going experience I have had in a long time. So much so that I’m going to the theater again this weekend to watch it on the big screen before it disappears. By no means a box office bomb, BR2049 was unable to excite the all-important 25 – 34 age demo Warner Bros. was hoping would show up.

But you know what? I don’t care. Because the film stands alone as a masterpiece and a worthy sequel to the groundbreaking original – which just so happened to tank at the box office 35 years ago – even with Harrison Ford headlining! It goes to show that audiences still don’t have a clue when it comes to what truly matters in a movie: astounding visuals and a narrative that makes the audience think.

I predict that Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 will in the end inevitably spawn another sequel, just not anytime soon. I’m predicting a Blade Runner 2079, in which you’ll be able to literally enter the movie’s environment and maybe even walk beside whomever is the lead actor in that futuristic flick. Maybe by then, we won’t measure a movie’s impact by how much money it made at the box office. Maybe by then, audiences will be replicants themselves – watching the movie and laughing how right the filmmakers were back in the dark ages of 1982 and 2017.

For now, I’m telling everyone and everyone to watch this movie in the theater while they still have the chance. It’s truly a magnificent piece of filmmaking – and you probably won’t have any problem getting a good seat in your neighborhood multiplex in spite of that fact.



3 Responses to “Blade Runner 2049: A Worthy Sequel”

  1. Cindy Bruchman October 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm #

    It helped the film was a sequel and not a remake. I’d love it if you have time to comment on this very same topic on my site.

  2. Anne Fox October 14, 2017 at 7:15 am #

    So glad to see Iheartingrid back in business and with such a worthy film.

  3. bunnyesque October 14, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

    Our selections this week were Bladerunner and Marshall – and we picked the latter, Jon.

    Maybe next week.


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