The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

So far, the only fully negative review of “Blade Runner 2049” I've seen

Jamie Zawinski (of Netscape fame) does not like “Blade Runner 2049”. I'm not sure if I hated it as much as he did, but I don't disagree with anything he said.

He also brought up a point I forgot to mention in my original review—the score. I loathed the score, and I'm sure if that's because I don't care for the Hans Zimmer horn—you know, that deep horn BRRR­RRRR­AAAA­AWWW­WRWR­RRMR­MRMM­RMRM­MMMM that is omnipresent in every one of his scores, or the fact that the theater had the volume cranked to 11 which was threatening to blow out the speakers. Sure, there were moments when you could (BRRR­RRRR­AAAA­AWWW­WRWR­RRMR­MRMM­RMRM­MMMM) hear the (BRRR­RRRR­AAAA­AWWW­WRWR­RRMR­MRMM­RMRM­MMMM) original (BRRR­RRRR­AAAA­AWWW­WRWR­RRMR­MRMM­RMRM­MMMM) Vangelis score (which added to the neo-noir atmosphere of “Blade Runner”), but such moments (BRRR­RRRR­AAAA­AWWW­WRWR­RRMR­MRMM­RMRM­MMMM) were overshadowed by (BRRR­RRRR­AAAA­AWWW­WRWR­RRMR­MRMM­RMRM­MMMM) Hans Zimmer's score (BRRR­RRRR­AAAA­AWWW­WRWR­RRMR­MRMM­RMRM­MMMM).

I did not like that, Sam-I-am.

And I'm still conflicted if I liked “Blade Runner 2049.”

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