October 10, 2017
I just saw Blade Runner 2049 and it was amazing. Spoilers below, don’t read if you don’t want it ruined for you. By the way, isn’t it nice that you get your very own Stormer Roy Batty giving you a review of Blade Runner?
Honestly though, let’s just get the plot out of the way. In general, don’t worry about the plot. The film is fantastic because of its A E S T H E T I C S, not its plot. The plot is there, but it’s meh. Don’t get me wrong, there are some great twists and turns to be sure, but none of them are thriller-style great reveals. In other words, this movie has a lot of replay value. You get sucked into the environment, and the experience is one of total immersion. I would even recommend seeing this one in theaters and forking some hard-earned shekels over to the Jews instead of pirating it as you should almost always do.
The main character is played by Gosling and he’s a real human being (except not really). Gosling was made for the role of moody Replicant struggling with inner turmoil. There isn’t an Alt-Righter out there who cannot sympathize with the feelings of alienation and the stoic response to those feelings that Gosling displays.
His AI hologram waifu is nice and sweet to him, but the scenes with her are bittersweet. How can they not be? The dude is an empty man, living with false memories, and unable to connect to the sick society around him. Earth is portrayed as a multi-kulti hellhole where the last tree has been destroyed and people subsist off worm-farming.
Worse, there is this megacorporation that basically run everything behind the scenes and is trying to play god with human life.
But whatever, forget about the plot for a second. Let me tell you right now that this movie will make you feel things normies wouldn’t believe.
No, but seriously.
The absolute best scene has to be when “K” or “Joe” realizes that he’s not a special snowflake. He’s not the child that was promised, not the special human/android hybrid that had real parents and that everyone cares about. He’s just another Replicant with fake memories from the real hybrid planted in him.
And the final straw is when the advertisement for Hologram Waifus talks to him and calls him special, just like his Hologram Waifu at home did. That’s when he realizes that he’s not that special after all, just another cog in the machine.
“K” is all of us. The man living among the ruins of the First World. And what’s more, that realization doesn’t kill him, it instead gives him strength. K loses everything by the end of the story, and is ready to fight for a cause he believes in.
See, there is a rebellion brewing in 2049. The Replicants are rising, tired of their empty hollow lives and preparing an army. In general, apart from the sick aesthetics, this movie leaves us with a powerful message.
A clear vision of hell is as good a motivation as one of heaven.
That being said, I found many scenes to be very atmospheric, and comfy.
Elements of K’s life actually seemed better than what we have now. I had a sinking feeling in my stomach when I realized that our own timeline isn’t that much better than the dystopia presented in the movie. The atomization is there. The jabbering immigrants on every corner are there. The feeling of creeping doom is certainly there.
And we probably won’t even have the flying cars at the rate things are going.
In terms of predicting the future, this isn’t the only part of the movie that I thought was inaccurate.
In my humble opinion, we won’t have to wait until 2049 to see the rebellion.