hi all. blade runner 2049 came out a few mos ago, liked it a lot. it did medium business at the box office worldwide and was something of a domestic underperformer. hey, the 1st one was too right?
am a neon collector and got some of the idea from this movie. isnt it neat that neon has a nearly 1-century long history at this point, and showed up in a big way in a scifi movie. a motif for the future.
one of the highlights for me of the new movie was the las vegas exterior desert scenes. amazing! mesmerizing!
another big highlight for me was the virtual gf character “joi” played by ana de armas. it was said in 1 of the original reviews that “the cyborgs/ replicants are more human than the human characters.” was thinking that about joi. it seemed she had more empathy/ emotional intelligence than anyone else in the movie.
so here is maybe some small )( discrepancy between geek taste and mass cultural taste. think lots of the movie was geek nirvana.
theres a scene where the blade runner buys a emanator instead of a emulator (the latter of which is a decades old real software engr technology). just a few letters make all the difference. the emanator gives joi a 3d body. sort of like dynamic 3d printing? seems completely physically impossible but thankfully that never stopped a great scifi concept.
ghost in the shell came out a few mos before that with scarlett johansson, also another domestic underperformer, but still thought it was a stylish movie, although certainly another heavy dystopian feel, maybe even more than blade runner.
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