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Highly Suspect Reviews: Blade Runner 2049

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I never, ever, EVER, thought this day would come. Even if I allowed myself to fantasize that it would, realistically speaking it was hard not to think that it would be a nightmare, not the sequel to 1982’s classic Ridley Scott sci-fi film that I would often envision in my dreams.

Ok, yes, I (chris) am more than just a casual fan of Blade Runner. There’s a poster of it in my living room. I own two different versions of the Blu-Ray set with five different versions of the film in it. So, I am both the person most suited to love a sequel, and least suited to. Which meant that a lot of people who know me well told me, “I’m waiting to be excited or not based on what you think”. The wait is over. The review is here. I am joined by Richard, Sarah, Lara, and George. We discuss the film at length and yet, we think, manage to avoid spoilers. And you’re just going to have to listen to it to see what we thought. No spoilers for our opinions in the text here either.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.