It is 2049 and Bioengineered humans called replicants have been integrated into society but they still face discrimination from humans. A new “Blade Runner” named K is working for the LAPD hunting down and “retiring” rogue older model replicants. K discovers a long buried secret that could potentially create chaos throughout the world. His journey leads him to a former “Blade Runner” who has been missing for 30 years. This is a sequel to the 1982 movie “Blade Runner” and takes place 30 years later.
How was the movie?
I love futuristic movies and love to view others vision of the future. I liked the original “Blade Runner” but it’s not a movie I watch over and over. I felt very similar watching this movie! It has a good story and cool visuals but it felt a little boring and slow paced. And what is up with Ridley Scott movies? There is never any comic relief and his movies always lack that humor element. It was also a very long movie at 2 hours and 43 minutes. I love the futuristic universe they created and the philosophical undertones but something stopped me from loving it. I will still probably watch the movie again in 3D on my giant curved Samsung 🙂
Was Blade Runner 2049 worth the 4DX price?
The 4DX effects for Blade Runner 2049 were actually pretty good. The 4DX was spot on and really enhanced my enjoyment of the movie. The movie was also in 3D but it ultimately fell short and didn’t enhance the movie much. But I will take what I can get because I love 3D and think it’s an important element of immersion and 4DX (now if only they would use it to it’s full potential). The Blade Runner 4DX highlight is definitely the environmental effects. The wind blowing, the rain swirling, smoke lingering and ashes flying through the air combine to create some amazing environmental effects that make you feel like you are part of the movie. This is a windy and rainy movie so be sure to bring some warm clothing. As always, I love it when the seats pan with the camera. In one scene they are using binoculars and wherever the binoculars look, the seats move with it. I also noticed they used the air fans at different speeds for some of the effects. If you know you will enjoy the movie then the 4DX will be worth the extra cost. But if you are like me and thought the movie was just OK, then the 4DX was not worth the extra money.