Why good sequels are bad sequels

James Curnow of Curnblog has some thought-provoking thoughts on sequels in general and “Blade Runner 2049” in particular.

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“Making of Rachel” featurette

Blade Runner 2049” will surely remain in history at least for 2 reasons – it has incredible, mesmerizing visuals that have more to with real art than digital special effects. Secondly, it is a rare successful and thoughtful sequel of a cult film that really expands this fascinating and dark universe.


Still, digital effects in this film were as impressive as just everything else. In fact, only now I realized that Rachel was digitally modified… that never happened to me before! Even in some recent Star Wars installments with their stellar budgets it was pretty clear when somebody (like Peter Cushing…) was artificially re-created. But not here.


It lasts around 2 minutes. Consider switching the audio off – there’s some stupid annoying song that has nothing to do with the film.