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Yesterday I finally watched Blade Runner 2049 at the BFI IMAX. I am a big Sci-Fi fan, the original Blade Runner (Director's Cut) is probably one of my favourite of all time (Sci-Fi genre) and I always counted the days (or I must say the decades) for a deserved sequel (not a reboot). In my view, the director Denis Villeneuve accomplished it! I didn't find the film boring and I didn't even pay attention to the running time of 2:44. I really don't understand what some of the audience is complaining about due to the fact that recently we are experiencing a cinematic overload of not so good reboots ('Ghost in the Shell' as an example), non-stop 'Transformers' of the nonsense-kind blockbusters, endless (not so original anymore) 'Fast and Furious' movies plus lots of other bad sequels ('Alien Covenant' as a good example). For me the new BR2049 was very successful in updating and expanding the themes of the 1982 Ridley Scott's original and probably, it is even better, it is a Sci-Fi monument IMO. I think BR2049 brought some fresh air to the genre and it touched brilliantly on themes like AI, memories, the meaning of being human, soul, slavery, feminist and environment to mention just a few examples. I found the scenes showing that massive 'seawall' that protects LA from rising seas so spot on. Plus the landfill/rubbish problem, pollution, toxic air and the symbolic message about the bees, representing life and hope at the same time. For me, this was a big thumb up, especially because I believe Hollywood (and certain governments), are ignoring climate change, or at least it is not taking the subject seriously enough apart from throwing on us stupid films like '2012' and the recent 'Geostorm'. Roger Deakins cinematography is jaw-dropping (I do hope he wins a very deserved Oscars for this film). The music - Vangelis did a superb job back in 1982 and I believe Hans Zimmer/Benjamin Walfisch (expect another Oscars nomination here) upgraded everything so well and kept the atmospheric vibe of the original. Maybe it is because I was immersed in the IMAX projection and great sound, but as a viewer and big fan, I have no complaints and I truly recommend this movie, especially if you like the themes so well presented and you want to see a Sci-Fi made with impeccable craftsmanship and taste.
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Awesome world heritage sites for your bucket list http://www.elledecor.com/life-culture/travel/g3408/world-heritage-sites/
Bridget Mallon
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