Emmanuel Noisette reviews “Blade Runner 2049” and “The Mountain Between Us” for The Movie Blog

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BLADE RUNNER 2049

As expected, Blade Runner 2049 does not disappoint when it comes to the visuals. Rich and vibrate colors bring many of the scenes to life. The futuristic scenery and technical advances greatly assist in submerging you into the setting. You really do feel like you’re getting a glimpse into the future. As a matter of fact, you may also view the term “syncing” in a whole different perspective. Director Denis Villeneuve excels at capturing the grandeur and vastness with some scenes given the wide camera shots utilized. You may notice that there’s a very interesting usage of lighting throughout the film that serves as a mood setter.  I would say that compared to the original, this sequel does a much better job with the action. The fight scenes were a clear upgrade overall.

THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US

Let us begin with the fact the film doesn’t spend a long time with getting into the suspense that was advertised. Probably one of the most visual standouts of the movie will be the plane crash. (As seen in the trailer) What I appreciated was how the camera within the plane captured the entire scene as if you (the audience) were one of the passengers as well. Describing the scene is one thing, but seeing it is another.

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