‘Blade Runner 2049’ Film Review

Grade: A

In 1982, a filmmaker named Ridley Scott (‘Alien’, ‘Gladiator’, ‘The Martian’) took us to a world never before imagined by the human mind. In this world lied breathtaking sights, new and innovative technology, and ideas that would shape life as we know it for the future. No matter how many times this world has been revisited, it still manages to captivate all who visit it to this day, remaining a cultural phenomenon and an experience to witness; it was the world of ‘Blade Runner’! Now, 35 years later, Director Denis Villeneuve (‘Arrival’, ‘Sicario’) takes us back to that same world; only this time, almost everything has changed. The sights we saw have evolved into colorful giants of virtuality and 3-dimensional realism; and while some of the technology remained the same, the world itself has expanded into a bigger, fully realized city of danger and possibilities; The year is now 2049!

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‘Arrival’ Film Review

Grade: B-

Arrival Movie Poster

I have heard that there was some buzz surrounding ‘Arrival’; as usual when it comes to films that market mystery and intrigue. Especially when it comes to alien invasion films. The main mystery surrounding this film comes from the question on a lot of these posters: “Why are they here?”. It’s a question that has been asked since the first alien invasion movie ever made. But what makes ‘Arrival’ seem different is the originality it has.

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