My Review of Blade Runner 2049
My summary: A dystopian future where replicants (built humans) are retired by Blade Runners in order to keep the population under control.
Why I watched this movie: It was new and rather shiny. I liked the idea of it.
What I knew going in: Andriods being hunted down an killed.
My response: I actually watched the first Blade Runner first. It was pretty terrible. Pacing was rather horrible and I spent much of the movie wondering what what happening and having to put together some sort of idea on my own. Blade Runner 2049 was much better, while the pacing did still drag in places, the plot was actually cohesive, understandable, and actually quite enjoyable.
Do I recommend this movie?: Yes, and you don’t necessarily have to see the original Blade Runner in order to understand what’s going on. You’ll probably miss a few subtle things, (some location shots for sure) but they sufficiently explain what you need to know from ‘before’.