REVIEW: Blade Runner 2049 - ManlyMovie

REVIEW: Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

Rated R for violence, some sexuality, nudity and language.

Got the chance to watch this one yesterday night in original language, skipping 3D, by choice. I’m not a Villeneuve fanboy, I liked Prisoners and Sicario but I didn’t praise them, and I didn’t like Contact. I Don’t like Renner, but then again, who does ?

BR-2049 is a contemplative SF/neo noir flick with a slow pacing, like the original,
This is a 163 minutes flick. It’s not an action movie but it has a few efficient action/combat scenes, both brutal and aesthetic.

Everybody is praising the photography and I agree, these guys didn’t play you for fools,
like in these stinky Marvel blockbusters, they used pratical effects for the streets,
the rooms buildings and God that looked awesome! They also did important things such as keeping
the old school, retro-futuristic design for the technology and of course involved improved tech design too, because the movie is set 30 years after the first.

Another detail that I was glad to notice is the “less is more” approach, letting the viewer
developping the background by himself, if he’s really into the universe of the movie. Remember when the colonial marines talked about the juicy colonists daughters pussies, or when you’ve heard that Snake Plissken was in the Black Light unit during the war against Russia. They did that in Blade Runner too.  These small glimpses of background that make your imagination fly.

This movie story’s shouldn’t be spoiled so I can just tell you the Blade Runner officer K (Gosling)
is just doing his job, retiring skin jobs, and he gets involved in something much bigger, and like the first movie it’s detective work, the old timers and die hard fans will notice many subtle details and references throughout the movie.Like the original, there are not a lot of main characters, of course you can see the populace here and there but they kept this deep sensation of loneliness.

The story gives some answers but at the end of the day, makes you ask new ones, like Villeneuve said he’s a fan born from the theatrical cut (which is the version Ford played Deckard as a human) and the later cuts where Ridley Scott tried to prove that Deck was a replicant since day 1. In this aspect, the movie still remains ambiguous,kudos for this.That’s the spirit. You can tell that French Canadian Villeneuve is a real fan, and was the right choice for directing.This one i’m gonna rewatch it a lot of times.

The Music is good,reminescent of the original, it was Villeneuve’s choice to ultimately
reject the score composed by Johansson, because he wanted a score closer to Vangelis.  Of course it’s not superior than the original, but it wasn’t meant to be superior, it was meant to give you more of this universe, with generosity.

This is a movie that deserves the cinema experience,unless you’re a pussy and need nonstop
CGI shit and shaky cam filmed in front of some ugly green screen.

Pay the ticket, contribute to real filmmaking.
On the other hand,if you don’t like the original, don’t waste your time and money.

-French Predator



If you want a mild spoiler:


-characters from the past
are back too.-


  1. The Night Rider

    October 5, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Hopes confirmed.

  2. ColonelBobi

    October 5, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks Frenchie. I am hearing only positive things about this one. Might go and check it this weekend.

    • Who

      October 5, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      Gosling is a replicant and doesn’t know it

      • ColonelBobi

        October 8, 2017 at 1:06 pm

        I know bub. That a spoiler attempt?

  3. Eric Hutchison

    October 5, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    I assume you meant Arrival, not Contact?

  4. AlTeo

    October 6, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Saw it last night as well in IMAX. Very good film. A rare sequel which actually not only respects the source material but continues where it left off.

    Best watched on the biggest screen possible to get a wholly immersive experience.

    • Barney Ross

      October 6, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      Good to hear

  5. TheOldMcClane

    October 6, 2017 at 12:51 am

    A 9/10 from FP? Wow! Gonna have to check this out.

  6. Barney Ross

    October 6, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Excellent!!!! This is the return of big budget R rated movies we all have been waiting for. Time to support this and see it in cinema at least once (i’ll see it twice) and will buy the Blu-Ray.

  7. Barney Ross

    October 6, 2017 at 3:43 pm

  8. ManlyFannyPack

    October 9, 2017 at 5:10 am

    Wait a minute
    Frenchy gives this 9/10? Wow

  9. Barney Ross

    October 10, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    I agree with the review 9.5/10 i’m a huge fan of the original though

    Go see it guys

  10. Abobo

    October 12, 2017 at 6:45 am

    This movie is fucking great. Get off your ass, see it on the big screen, the way it’s meant to be seen. Don’t wait for it to be on your TV.

  11. anony

    October 12, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Never liked the original and this did nothing to change my opinion on the BR universe. Too many hows and whys. Sceneny was A-grade, though.

  12. whipnet

    January 2, 2018 at 4:27 am

    Movie of the century. Cinematography was stunning. Perfect follow up to the original.