March 30, 2018
I personally prefer the slower pacing of Denis Villeneuve's film, as it allowed the opportunity to really take in how well the shots are constructed and I just really love slow-burn films, but I still absolutely adored this version. This is basically what the film would be like if Ridley Scott took over in the editing bay, since he wasn't a fan of the running time and pacing. Everything I already loved about the original Blade Runner 2049 is still present here, and as much as I dug Roger Deakins' gorgeous cinematography (he absolutely deserved the Oscar, in my opinion), I did enjoy how the editor made it look closer in style to Scott's 1982 original. Excellent stuff.