When does a replica become real, when does an experience become real? Blade Runner 2049, the 2017 sequel to the 1982 classic, succeeds largely because of how it builds on these central questions from the original. But the great visuals and performances from attractive actors certainly don’t hurt.
I was one of this weekend’s moviegoers who contributed to Blade Runner 2049’s box office performance. Since no one else around here is talking about it I’ll take up the task. I’ll give my non-spoilery thoughts first then delve into spoilery thoughts and observations.