Blade Runner 2049 Isn’t Quite Sharp Enough

Blade Runner 2049 Isn't Quite Sharp Enough

Aphiratanachai Buakham, Staff Writer

  Blade Runner 2049, a sequel to the first movie released in 1982, set in a futuristic world where a replicant named K works in the LAPD as a “Blade Runner” hunting down older replicant models. During his hunts and discoveries he finds clues that leads to new discoveries that results with him working with Officer Deckard.
In the year 2049, bioengineered humans known as replicants become mixed into society as servants and slaves. When a new Nexus-9 model replicant named K was created, it was programmed to obey and work as a “blade runner” for the LAPD, hunting down its older models.
          Blade Runner 2049 was a highly anticipated movie that premiered in October. The film is a sequel to the move from 1982. This year’s release stars Ryan Gosling as LAPD Officer K and Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto in supporting roles. This sequel shows a new Blade Runner LAPD Officer K, who discovers a dark secret that could bring an end to humanity. This discovery leads him to Rick Deckard who was also a Blade Runner who went m.i.a thirty years ago.
The movie overall was excellent with the director’s view on a futuristic and scenery world that was appealing to the eye  compared to the original. This sequel for the original film in 1982 has a similar plot where the blade runner (Ryan Gosling) finds bits of information that takes him to different places. It has an investigative vibe to movie and there’s a buildup, but this three hour long movie felt like it did not have to take so long to reach the climax and the pacing of the movie wasn’t satisfying.

Suit Up with Kingsman: The Golden Circle by Tony Nguyen

    Fans of the first Kingsman rejoice, for the up and coming franchise has just released their latest installment called “Kingsman: the Golden Circle” with all sorts of new characters played by your favorite actors, like Channing Tatum and Halle Berry. The film is supposed to surpass its predecessor by a mile, as it was said even before it was released that there would be much more action added to the already interesting storyline. However, many viewers and avid fans of the developing series have had their say in how they feel about the new movie and not all of it is positive.
The story centers around the main character, Eggsy once again as he finds himself having to deal with a new enemy after his entire Kingsman agency has been destroyed. The only help left for him to call on are his old pal Merlin, the Statesmen, and surprisingly his former mentor Harry Hart who was found alive despite getting shot in the head the last movie. The main villainess in this installment is Poppy Adams, the leader of the Golden Circle organization and the culprit behind the death of the majority of active Kingsman as well as the destruction of their headquarters.
There have been many critics and skepticism surrounding the release of the new movie but when you actually go watch and experience it, there isn’t much thought other than the fact that it’s just a good action movie. There are many action sequences that occur during the movie but these tend to happen without much cohesion with the actual storyline itself, which is one of the movie’s major problems. However, there are other attributes that add to the appeal of the film, like the endless humor that is poured which is mainly due to larger cast that is stacked with a number of famous actors like Channing Tatum.
“The movie was really cool and I thought the action scenes were pretty intense especially since they added in the American
Statesmen.” – Emmanuel Velazquez (11)
The movie in general was just a great thing to experience whether you’re a seasoned movie veteran or just watching it with friends or family. It’s a very enjoyable film