ー英会話講師の英語日記ー 札幌英会話スクールSTEP UP（札幌駅、大通駅徒歩５分）
It was with bated breath and much anticipation that I finally got around to watching the sequel to one of my favourite films, Bladerunner. Staring Ryan Gosling, Bladerunner 2049 is a follow-up to the 1982 cult classic which stared Harrison Ford as a man tasked with finding and destroying Replicants (robots that outwardly appear to be human.) It started out well with the same dystopian gothic darkness and constant rain and gray misery of the first film. It was brooding and slightly confusing and the cinematography was both epic and oppressive. However, as the film progressed it lost its way, becoming over sentimental and predictable. With Harrison Ford we had an actor who in the first film lacked outward emotion yet in the second wore his heart on his sleeve. I guess I expected too much from a movie I have always loved but, unfortunately, I was checking my phone before the end credits rolled. Shame but sometimes you just can’t improve on a masterpiece of cinema. I probably will watch it again, and maybe I will see something I missed, but I doubt it.
Bated breath – to hold ones’ breath in anticipation of something
Cult Classic – Something which has a group of very loyal fans
Dystopian – A society which is broken, doesn’t function well
Gothic – Style of art which uses dark colours and disturbing imagery.
Brooding – Thinking deeply about something which makes you angry or sad
Predictable – easy to guess what will happen
Wear you heart on your sleeve – To show your emotion openly