(This review may contain spoilers).
While I haven’t seen the original Blade Runner movie, I did find this one to be really easy to follow. I wouldn’t, however, suggest watching this movie for Harrison Ford, as despite the promise of the blurb, he doesn’t really have a cameo until right towards the end.
While I didn’t really think much of K at first, if I’m honest, he did grow on me as the movie went on, but I still didn’t find him as engaging as he could have been. I didn’t think there was as much depth to him as there was Joi – and it wasn’t until towards the end of the movie he seemed to be thinking for himself; and even then, he didn’t actually act under his own influence.
It was good to see the way society had changed, but there was very little ethnic diversity. Considering the apparent intermingling of cultures, I was disappointed not to see much, if any, ethnic diversity.
I originally found Luv to be an intriguing character, but by the end of the movie, she didn’t seem to have much depth to her. Like K, I felt she reacted as she was told to.
I did like seeing K’s journey to find out the truth, but I didn’t see him as having much emotional connection to anything, even to Joi. Ryan Gosling is a good actor, but I didn’t see much range in him even when the character wasn’t interacting with Joshi.
By the end of the movie, I was left with more questions than answers and although there was a lot of action, I didn’t feel as engaged as I could have been. The movie was long, but although it could have dragged a bit, I didn’t really get bored throughout. However, I don’t intend to watch this movie again in the future.