BLADE RUNNER BUMMER
Hi Empire, I’ve recently gotten home from the cinema after having watched Blade Runner 2049, and all I can say is WOW!!! Even though the running time was close to three hours, I was riveted the entire time. The visuals were nothing short of breathtaking throughout (If DOP Roger Deakins doesn’t take home an Academy Award, I’m boycotting the Oscars forevermore), the cast were uniformly great (Ryan Gosling was brilliant, Sylvia Hoeks was straight-up terrifying and Harrison Ford has put in one of the strongest performances of his career) and the story was chock full of wonderful twists and surprises. So the big question is: why isn’t anyone going to see it?! In my opinion, it equals — and in some ways betters — the original.
JULES M, VIA EMAIL We’re with you, Jules! We think the film is terrific and should make ALL the money. People, eh?