Blade Runner 2049 Was My Favorite Movie of 2017 That I watched a lot in 2018 by Dan Shargel

Like most fans of the original Blade Runner, I figured it was a long-shot that a sequel, 30 years after the original, wasn’t likely very good. At worst I figured it’d be an embarrassment and at best just a forgettable waste of time. But I was hopeful and the more I heard about it the more I anticipated seeing it. With that cast and crew lined up they really couldn’t screw it up.

I avoided any reviews beforehand because I wanted to see it with a clear mind. Visually it was stunning, the story and script and acting were top notch.

As far as the soundtrack goes I had been excited to hear what Jóhann Jóhannsson was going to do with the score. So I was very disappointed when he was booted off the project and replaced with yawn… Hans ZImmer. Zimmer is great but it seemed like a boring, predictable choice. As much as I would have loved to hear what the late Jóhann Jóhannsson could have done, Zimmer did not disappoint and his score fit the movie just fine. It’s reminicient enough of Vangelis original Blade Runner score, but it doesn’t hit the viewer over the head too hard by trying to sound like it.

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