Why “Blade Runner 2049” Is Already At the Top of Some Flickcharts (And Whether It Should Be)

Douglas Van Hollen

Software engineer. Kravist. Oenophile. MSTie. Trekker. Last of the V8 Interceptors. On permanent sabbatical in Winter River, CT.

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9 Responses

  1. Nick says:

    37 out of 1224 which I think is reasonable, as I was absolutely blown away by it, but a film really needs to hold up to multiple viewings to get into my top 20 (the original Blade Runner is at 3 so it’s clear I’m a fan). I’m seeing it again on the weekend so we’ll see if it moves.

  2. Don’t tell me what to like, Flickchart!

  3. Anonymous says:

    75 out of 1196 currently

  4. Anonymous says:

    #80 on mine out of 1200, I loved it, seen it 3x already. Might move up over time!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Blade Runner 2049 is #191/1361 on my chart, compared to the original at #12. But I have seen a LOT of really great movies, plus my chart is “skewed” in a way by the fact that I will pull the rip cord and stop watching a movie if I don’t like it–but I won’t rank it unless I’ve seen the whole thing. So anything in my Top 250 is pretty great, and there are movies as low as #940 that I like quite a bit.

    If I could change one thing about BR2049, it would be to do something about Jared Leto’s character. Not sure if it needs to be a change in the way he is written, or just the acting (and maybe direction). But he doesn’t quite fit in with the rest of the film or the franchise IMO.

    • dsubnet0 says:

      I definitely think that the Niander Wallace character is way outside of what we expect from this universe. But then again, so was J.F. Sebastian. If this franchise continues, I’ll bet there’s going to continue to be one “signature” character from each one that we remember that kind of sets the tone for the state of the world at the time we visit it. Sebastian->sad. Wallace->threatening.

    • SlackerInc says:

      Interesting point. I feel like Sebastian fits, but that may be bias because I’ve known him to fit for so long.

    • SlackerInc says:

      BTW, the comment you were responding to was also from me–don’t know why it posted as Anonymous.