Originally Posted by GordonTV
Saw it last night and I agree with the above. Visually amazing, sound was boombastic (although I missed having the Vangelis music of the original), and the story was very engaging. Overall I highly recommend seeing it in a nice big theater and not waiting for Blu.
One annoying side note. We had 3 sixty something woman sitting in front of us and one of them I guess thought she was camped out in her living room in her recliner. She spent the first 30 minutes casually flipping through her phone not paying attention to the movie at all. I kicked her seat once and she got the hint to shut it off. 10 minutes later, phone was back on so I got up and bluntly told her to "SHUT OFF YOUR DAMN PHONE" she just stared like "HUH??" But she did quit using it after that. Man oh man people these days are so damn rude.
I saw the 2D version of Blade Runner 2049
this afternoon and loved every minute of it. Both its audio and video reminded me of Denis Villeneuve' earlier work on Arrival
(2016). Oddly, Roger Deakins, the director of photography here did not film Arrival.
That was done by Bradford Young. No matter the two films share the same dark, foggy, rainy palette. I liked the look very much in both films. The audio in the current version, was terrific too, although its aggressive LFE gave the subwoofers a real workout in the huge theater in which I saw it
This is a worthy sequel to the wonderful Blade Runner
(1982). It answers many of the questions left unanswered in the original but still leaves us with plenty to think about. I gave it 9 Stars out of 10. The only reason that it wasn't a 10 is its somewhat derivative nature. I may return to it at a later date and give it a 10 after all. The UHD HDR disk of the film will be a day one purchase for me. Highly, highly recommended! I hope it has TrueHD Atmos audio. It may not, though, because the UHD HDR version of Arrival
has only 7.1.
I should add that when I saw it this afternoon the audience was well behaved. The only quibble I had was the occasional cough but there weren't many of those. Lucky me!