For fans of the original Blade Runner, they have done a great job of recreating this film series. The sci-fi world on screen is just magestic. The flying cars are flawless. Ryan Gosling is the perfect choice for the lead role, and Harrison Ford holds his own. My favorite character is Joi, a holographic companion, played by Ana de Armas. They could have based the movie on her and it would have been wonderful. Be warned that the running time for this movie is long – I was in the theater for 3 hours with previews and credits – and if you are like me, you may not find yourself a fan of the storyline. However, this is a must see for the local movie house or IMAX if you have one nearby.
I’m not sure who or what was most beautiful in this film – Charlize Theron, Sofia Boutella, Berlin, the rocking fight scenes, or the well played soundtrack. Everything was wonderful, and I recommend that you get to the theater for this one.
I have a suggestion if you really want to see this movie. Bring along some of your favorite music and a good pair of noise cancelling headphones. When the movie starts, crank up your personal jam session. That way you can enjoy the visuals on screen without having to suffer through the mind numbing plot and associated dialogue.
Super Hero origin movies usually come in three parts. Part One – our Hero is in a world of their own and just beginning to learn that they have some unusual powers. Part Two – an urgent mission arrives and our Hero must go and save the world while still learning and growing in their powers. Part Three – an overdrawn battle scene must take place between our Hero and some bulked up nemesis. Unfortunately, Wonder Woman follows this three part storyline. Parts one and two are wonderful with great acting from Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. However, part three makes your face hurt and you start to realize that the theater seats are not as comfy as you thought they were. Oh well, 2/3rds of a movie being great are better than nothing.
For me, this Alien movie was best when it was at its most basic – humans making poor decisions and aliens using their awesome powers to wreak havoc. These scenes brought me back to the greatness of the original film by Ridley Scott. If you are a fan of the series, then this installment shouldn’t be missed in a theater.