This visually spectacular movie only gets 2-Icees (out of 5) from me. So in order to prepare to watch this movie, I watched the original and lost 2 hours and 5 minutes of my life. Tonite, I feel like I lost another 2 hours and 45 minutes of my life. Yes, the movie is THAT long. They could have cut many of the long boring scenes and ended up around an hour less and still got their point across.
The movie has all the stunning visual effects of the first, depicting a decrepid future society that obviously succumbed to over-population and global warming. Oh, and they have “replicants” that look and feel human but obey commands this time (they had a bit of a problem with that in the first film).
Ryan Gossling did well filling the lead, which is a good thing because the on-air time for Harrison Ford and Jared Leto was so short it was just a step above a cameo. The only other person that had decent screen-time was Ana de Armas but to describe her role would be a spoiler and just in case you go and see this movie I don’t give anything away. Sylvia Hoeks also does a good job as Luv, but once again to describe her role would be a spoiler.
So if all these actors did good jobs, why did I only give this movie 2-Icees? Simple. It… was… boring… for a large majority of the movie. So many scenes plodded along. I was thinking, “Okay, we get it… next scene PLEASE”, but no… they kept going on and on with it.
I see that RottenTomatoes has this at 89%, but since it is artsy, I can understand that. What I don’t understand is the audience rating of 85%! Do these people like being held captive for almost 3 hours? Perhaps it’s just me, but I found very few things entertaining abou tthis movie at all. The only reason I gave this 2-Icees at all was because of the scenery and the good acting. The script, plot, and well… the movie.. just wasn’t that good to me.
There are no scenes after the credits (thank goodness). Next week is The Foreigner with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.