Today I Watched: Blade Runner 2049 (Denis Villeneuve, 2017)

Blade Runner 2049 (dir. Denis Villeneuve, 2017)

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“[D]ecades of speculation and analysis led to extreme self-consciousness. This feels less like a sequel to Blade Runner than like an adaptation of collected critical essays about Blade Runner; everything intriguing has been dragged to the surface and rendered inert. At the same time, the mystery/quest narrative kept making me think of The Da Vinci Code, which I’m guessing is not a comparison that anyone involved in 2049’s making would welcome.” —Mike D’Angelo

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Today I Re-Re-Watched: Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)

Blade Runner: The Final Cut (dir. Ridley Scott, 1982/2007)

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Score: 10/10.

Today I Watched: Prometheus (Ridley Scott, 2012)

Prometheus (dir. Ridley Scott, 2012)

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Score: 7½ out of 10.

Today I Re-Watched: Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)

Blade Runner: The Final Cut (dir. Ridley Scott, 1982/2007)

“This movie, to me, embodies the elegance, the power, and the uniqueness of a film experience. It does not depend on a screenplay that is written in any other form. It’s the most classical, beautiful, purest movie-making writing, and then the film-making itself is—the images and the sound and the music—it’s eight of those ten layers of storytelling. That’s the difference. It’s pure cinema.” —Guillermo del Toro

Score: 10− out of 10.

Today I Watched: Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)

Alien (dir. Ridley Scott, 1979)

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Score: 9+ out of 10.