“Blade Runner 2049” is two hours and 43 minutes long. To all those who rolled their eyes when they heard that: rest assured, not a moment is wasted.
Every frame in the film is a painting. Between the silent orange of post-apocalyptic Las Vegas, the eerie yellow of the replicant manufacturer’s headquarters and the electric rainbow that is 2049 Los Angeles, director Denis Villeneuve has created a truly beautiful world in “Blade Runner 2049.”
Many sci-fi films can feel somewhat generic, but the world created in the film looks very different from other films.
The soundtrack was an excellent addition to the film, as well. While similar to that of the original "Blade Runner," it had a unique sound and feel to it. Poignant and futuristic, it was the perfect backdrop to go with a pretty darn good backdrop.
In addition to a gorgeous aesthetic, “Blade Runner 2049” has an engrossing plot. It works well both as a sequel and as a stand-alone work of art.