Blade Runner 2049

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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.

“Every civilization was built on the back of a disposable workforce, but I can only make so many.”

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Star Trek Beyond

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This is a fun summer movie.  All the characters you love are back.  The villain has a rubber face that deserves punching.  Sofia Boutella plays a great part and you wish for more of her character as the film goes on.  The space scenes are wonderful.  There could be a little less of last second escapes, motorcycle stunts, and funky physics.  All in all, this one sticks to the franchise formula which is both a good thing and a bad thing at times.

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