We wish we could say that the long-in-development sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049 has been tearing it up at the box office since its release last week, but smash hit or not, the Talking Movies guys know that our fans care about this flick, and we couldn’t wait to discuss it. It’s a big movie — expansive in its scope, its themes, and, yes, its running time — and we’ve got a lot to say.
For those who haven’t seen the film yet, we don’t start spoiling things until around the 39 minute mark, so stick around til then for some big-picture discussion and our take on whether the film lives up to its cult-classic predecessor. After that, we dig deep into BR2049 with a wide-ranging discussion of the story, some scenes and setpieces that we can’t stop thinking about, and the way the film expands upon and ties very directly back into the world of the original Blade Runner.
All that and more, plus: Brian catches up on his Linklater and checks out a new Stephen King adaptation from one of our favorite horror directors, Nick praises a lovely Studio Ghibli film from the past year, and Chris offers his take on Darren Aronofsky’s still-controversial mother!.
Talking Movies 146: Blade Runner 2049
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