Does 'Blade Runner 2049' live up to the hype? | The Tylt
The highly anticipated "Blade Runner 2049" came out in theaters on Friday, Oct. 6, and many expected the blockbuster to dominate the weekend box office—it did not. The film is already being called a commercial flop. Some skeptics say the film doesn't give enough context to potential new viewers or the cast isn't diverse enough. But film critics raved the about the film, calling it a beautiful sequel to a cult sci-fi classic. Should more people go see "Blade Runner 2049"?
Does 'Blade Runner 2049' live up to the hype?
Below is the synopsis of "Blade Runner 2049," per IMDB.
A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
While many critics thought the film would win at the domestic box office, it only made $36 million. Watch the trailer below, and tell us by voting if you think it's a film moviegoers should watch.
Many film critics like Tribune News Service's Katie Walsh loved the sequel. Some even call it the best sequel ever made.
This epic riff on the styles, themes and characters of “Blade Runner” expand the scope and story of this world. Written by original screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, “2049” is a meditative and moving film, sumptuously photographed by legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins in the finest and most astonishing work of his career.
Even though film critics loved the blockbuster, some understand why moviegoers aren't flocking to the theaters to see "Blade Runner 2049." The film just hasn't resonated with enough people; so maybe it's just not for everyone. Below is an observation from Wired:
Still, even if "Blade Runner 2049" represents luxe filmmaking at its finest, maybe that's not enough for moviegoers in 2017—or, then again, maybe it's too much. The new Blade Runner is an immersive experience, the kind that requires you to put down your phone and get lost in a big, bewildering world for hours on end.