Half in the Bag Episode 133: Blade Runner 2049

  • Mike and Jay discuss Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the box office bomb Blade Runner! But I'm sure it'll be a hit THIS TIME, right?!

Comments • 80

  • dustisdeadbodies85

    Watched this film for the first time tonight... as soon as I saw it was on, I was legitimately like
    *"YES I can finally watch the Blade Runner 2049 Red Letter Media!"*

  • Ian Brown
    Ian Brown 3 days ago

    update, fat man went to prison

  • Darren G
    Darren G 3 days ago +1

    blade runner or blade runner 2049 are definitely not boring, unless you have the attention span of a gnat

  • Valentina Z
    Valentina Z 3 days ago

    Gaint explosions that destroy concrete but just gentlely throw people is complete bullshit and ruins movies for me.

  • Bill Gaits
    Bill Gaits 3 days ago +1

    2049 was so horribly scripted and so visually superficial that I consider it exhibit A for the case that public standards are now at an all-time low. The director's cut of Blade Runner is basically perfect, up there with the best of Herzog, Tarkovsky, Kubrick and Hitchcock. 2049 is a fatal combination of cynical cash-grab and pretentious failure.

  • IloveSalmaHayek
    IloveSalmaHayek 6 days ago

    Similar views. Really beautiful movie with cool atmosphere. But why do I care? Why do I care about the plot? The characters? They're boring, and that is why the movie is boring. I like slow paced movies where you are given time to think, but blade runner didn't inspire any thinking during all the down time.

  • Fuzion Knight
    Fuzion Knight 6 days ago

    Really late comment but if replicants only have a 4 year lifespan there is no way deckard could of been a replicant because we see Him 30 years later alive and well

  • Dave Murray
    Dave Murray 6 days ago

    How can you be bored throwing Batista trough walls and having the hot Anna De Armas as a wife. I mean, did he had is eyes closed?

  • Spethman Jones
    Spethman Jones 9 days ago +2

    What I get out of these movies (the OG and 2049) is one of the most palpable senses of immersion I’ve ever experienced from a sci-fi universe. The story matters less to me than the world in which it’s set-the movies don’t care to try to make sure we get normal pacing or an easy-to-follow story packaged in a nice little bow. It just drops you into this bleak world where events feel less like movie set pieces and more like things just happening as they might in a real world, and you just have to deal with it.
    I hated Blade Runner the first time I saw it, but it has grown on me a lot in a way few films ever have for me.

  • Carl HIRST
    Carl HIRST 10 days ago

    I liked the Tyrell building Dwarfed by the Wallace Earth Headquarters. JOI was amazing! ie 3way Holo-Replicant-Human. Fantastic ideas in a Fantastic Movie

  • Carl HIRST
    Carl HIRST 10 days ago

    I enjoyed Both Movies. Had Directors Blade Runner, the Movie Music Audio CD (Awesome).

    The New one was similar. Great ideas with the holo girl. You could be easily convinced about it being a real conscious AI.

    Enjoyed it. Didn't have to be a Micheal Bay/ Star Wars action star-trek type. It did us a nice conclusion to Deckard.

    Could of been worse. Cant expect every film to be perfect.

  • Romano Coombs
    Romano Coombs 12 days ago

    Jay's opinion has not aged well...

  • Kip Loretta
    Kip Loretta 13 days ago


  • Rod Ferraz
    Rod Ferraz 15 days ago

    You're so millennials! That scene in the original movie where he scans the photographs isn't boring, it's iconic. Well, it was back in the 80s.

  • Cowboy Curtis
    Cowboy Curtis 16 days ago +1

    Jay and Mike have had their brains rotted by capeshit. Neither Blade Runner films are boring.

  • Zdenek Srb
    Zdenek Srb 16 days ago +1

    i saw it in imax and love every minute, movie was removed next week from imax :(

  • Andres Armendariz
    Andres Armendariz 18 days ago +4

    I watched the original Blade Runner then 2049 and I totally agree with Jay's complaints about the first movie. Harrison Ford is painful to watch on screen and it's filled with scenes that drag the runtime. 2049 is longer and yet I wasn't bored during any point. The story was a lot more engaging and there was an actual mystery to solve. 2049 is a better movie overall

  • Idols Smashed
    Idols Smashed 18 days ago

    I loved Blade Runner 2049. That scene where the ships fly off and the dog is left watching, amazing. The Mesa song is awesome also.

  • Warren R
    Warren R 19 days ago +1

    It's basically the same story again...

  • Beowulf
    Beowulf 20 days ago +1

    I disagree. The movie is derivative and unoriginal. Almost everything about it is trash

  • Werewolf O. London, Esq.

    So, rental it is.

  • tai ji
    tai ji 22 days ago

    I dearly loved this movie, but the Wallace scene involving "checking the latest model" leaves me baffled, no matter how many times I watch it. Okay, he's checking over his product, the nude female replicant, and launches into a soliloquy about slave labor, children counting on fingers, and owning the stars. Who is he talking to? Luv? His voice booms, and fills the room like he's speaking in a lecture hall, with only one listening replicant, the other one doesn't seem to know what is going on, much less why Wallace is giving a monologue. So who is the monologue for? Is he really just talking aloud to himself? Was it for Luv's enrichment? And when he is done inspecting the new model, why not head out for lunch, instead of slash the woman? If he wanted her terminated after the inspection, why didn't he tell Luv to have one of the engineers come up to the show room and take her down to the labs and euthanize her? Based solely on his actions, he just wanted to kill that replicant because.... he felt like it. So between his maniacal soliloquy, and his penchant for destroying his own product with his own hands, I guess the whole scene was staged for the viewer to come to the conclusion that Wallace is a creepy megalomaniac. I can't come up with any other reason for his speech, and the stabbing, other than to show us that Wallace is messed up in the head.

  • TheEtherny
    TheEtherny 24 days ago

    I didn't know anything about Harrison Ford's character so I didn't know what the hell was going on, didn't read reviews nor knew anything about it before seeing it, I liked it, thought it was an interesting movie. My grandma and uncle didn't like it tho because they said it was boring, so I'm not surprised Mike didn't either lol

  • Mason D'Arcy
    Mason D'Arcy 25 days ago

    Comfy nightmare blanket lol

  • galidroo
    galidroo 25 days ago

    8:00 after complaining about it being slow and boring. One minute later he says this...

  • dmeobbt
    dmeobbt 25 days ago

    Which was first, star trek, blade runner or red dwarf for holograms walking around?

  • Benjamin Rood
    Benjamin Rood 25 days ago +1

    I love _Magnolia_ I've watched it over twenty times. I've put it in just to play certain scenes. I also love the music.

  • Mike Harris
    Mike Harris 28 days ago +1

    Did you know Kurt Russell vehicle "Soldier" is in the Blade Runner universe? You should review that film fellas.

  • Sergio Guzman
    Sergio Guzman 28 days ago

    I now want to see the Blade Runner x My Little Pony crossover.

  • kim rasmussen
    kim rasmussen Month ago +4


  • c ankhovich
    c ankhovich Month ago +8

    weinstein just found guilty, bob iger steps down at disnay...

  • Zlarel
    Zlarel Month ago +8

    Tbqh I can pop this on whenever, don't need to prepare for it or anything. It's so satisfyingly and beautifully made that it's practically relaxing, and at the very least a fantastic representation of art in film.
    I also absolutely adore the fact that the resolution does not involve fantastic rebellions or foiling evil plots, but a simple human act of kindness in reuniting father and daughter. It's so comparatively humble and down-to-earth, yet given so much incredible energy by the story surrounding it, that I can hardly think of a more uplifting message: that living life as an average, ordinary person is its own brand of epic.

  • Gila Byron
    Gila Byron Month ago

    Mike, please re:view Dark City!

  • ovinophile
    ovinophile Month ago +7

    Is no one even going to mention how badly Jay butchered the word “Equestria”?

    • Protheus
      Protheus 22 days ago +4

      The mere fact that he said M6 names out loud absolves him from everything.

  • CG Vapors
    CG Vapors Month ago +1

    I had Crypto Sporidium once. Almost killed me.

  • Scott Wetterschneider

    Mobile Emitter in ST - 1996. Light-Bee in Red Dwarf - 1991. Sorry.

  • Wolverine101
    Wolverine101 Month ago +1

    That's the thing about Bladerunner movies, they aren't about the mystery.

  • Hans Moleman
    Hans Moleman Month ago +1

    Thought he was gonna miss the Voyager parallel. Can always count on Mike for the Trek references.

  • Mason B
    Mason B Month ago +1

    Everyone said this movie was boring but I didn't think so at all! I had a great time watching it. I wish there were more.

  • Johnny Guitar
    Johnny Guitar Month ago

    i neeed to re-watch original Blade Runner, ,,,,, AE VAN VOGT kinda premises,,, allegorical stories set in sci fi Words andImages, less about the Technology per se,,, like gadgets etc,,, more like the Replicants are like just the babies "created" in labs etc thats going on , has been going on? etc

  • red king
    red king Month ago

    I dislike just about any superhero style film. This is soooooo much better and compelling. Seen it loadsss of times

  • cortedemico
    cortedemico Month ago +1


    DREW JEERS Month ago

    I assumed Decker was a replicant in original because he seemed a lot like the guy giving the test in a couple ways to me, and also how resistant to being effected by damage he was , similar to the others.

  • Garrett Key
    Garrett Key Month ago


  • torg1
    torg1 Month ago

    Cmon… we haven't had to worry about Cryptosperidium since the early 90's

  • Eassst
    Eassst Month ago +20

    This movie could have done without Jared Leto

    • Aditya Santhosh
      Aditya Santhosh 4 days ago +5

      @Max du Nord Except if you think about the dialogue , you will understand that it's for nerdier blade Runner fans. Wallace dialogue is very deep and interesting. I used to hate Leto charecter that it weakened the pacing. But overtime , I rewatch those scenes just because of the depth, Wallace Motivations etc. His charecter is truly amazing

    • Max du Nord
      Max du Nord 11 days ago

      True. That's the one & only weak point of this amazing movie.

  • mainthreat
    mainthreat Month ago

    Red Letter Media makes quality content, because they are quality folks.

  • Ben ________
    Ben ________ Month ago

    Villeneuve is pronounced Veel-nerve

  • mijmijrm
    mijmijrm Month ago

    i have decided this film (Blade Runner) belongs in this category (detective movie) .. the film's failure is: the film doesn't fulfil the requirements of the category.

  • Mega Zeta
    Mega Zeta Month ago

    Did we ever learn who let the dogs out

  • Chris Stablefield
    Chris Stablefield Month ago +4

    The Level of boredom a viewer experiences when watching this film is inverse proportional to his level of intelligence.

  • Nate Avery
    Nate Avery Month ago

    Snooze fest

  • ThomasAlx
    ThomasAlx Month ago

    man i dont get this type of critisism (ik its an opinion) the whole ''boring, nothing happens'' thing. Both movies are slow, yes, but do you really think it'll me easy for the audience to really understand and dive in to the motif of every character without some time to think? time to appreciate the landscape, the shots, the emotional implications of every scene. Go watch a Fast and Furious film if you want quick shots and no time to process the garbage you're watching.
    Mike said something similar about Escape from New York, boring and nothing happens, and shows this are basically not his type of film

  • A A
    A A Month ago +1

    Both Blade Runner movies were amazing films. You guys missed the mark.

  • Robert Jones
    Robert Jones Month ago +2

    Jay Baumann deserves to be sucked dry. He is the epitome of hotness.

  • FragilE
    FragilE Month ago


  • mpouka nouka
    mpouka nouka Month ago +1

    In my first attempt to watch magnolia I gave up during the opening scene with John c reily and a woman shouting while the theme song played as loud as possible in the background

  • David Farrier
    David Farrier Month ago +2

    de-NEE vil-NUHV

  • caseTelevision
    caseTelevision Month ago

    Star Trek ripped off William Gibson’s Idoru

  • Games and Nonsense
    Games and Nonsense Month ago +1

    I loved this movie ... didn't find it boring at all. But, can't agree 100% of the time with RLM but 99.99% is almost as good. :)

  • Rome Art
    Rome Art Month ago

    I read the book do androids dream of electric sheep watched the og and then 2049 not for a second was I bored tho the book was way better but no surprise there

  • Mustafa Turgut Denizer

    I remember when my friend and I were in the box office. We were going to buy tickets for this movie. And the guy who was selling the tickets said "Are you sure you want to see this movie ? It's really long and boring." We didn't listen to him and we both the tickets anyway....

    We left the theater after the first half.

  • jack ashworth
    jack ashworth 2 months ago

    born from a replicunt

  • Tristram Evans
    Tristram Evans 2 months ago

    Star Trek stole the mobile emitter for holograms from Red Dwarf!

    • Kahless
      Kahless 2 months ago

      Tristram Evans 🤤

  • Skabanis Malaka
    Skabanis Malaka 2 months ago +1

    these guys are idiots on this one....big fail....boring...fuck out of here.

  • Let's Just Sleep Ok
    Let's Just Sleep Ok 2 months ago

    What I love about this movie is every VFX shot is special because they are only in key parts, not during the whole movie.

  • NexisFilms
    NexisFilms 2 months ago

    8:25 Mike's face ....

  • Hatts Harbringer
    Hatts Harbringer 2 months ago +1

    How can you find blade runner boring?

  • Jeremy Patton
    Jeremy Patton 2 months ago

    Blade Runner 2049 is better than its predecessor in every way. The original gets credit for painting the picture of the setting, but this movie is a flat out improvement. You definitely have to be in a mood to settle in and watch this though.

  • Azozeo
    Azozeo 2 months ago

    Wow this isn’t funny or insightful 👎🏻

  • Nicklas Edvinsson
    Nicklas Edvinsson 2 months ago

    The only scene I think should've been shorter was the fight in the casino with the glitching Elvis hologram

  • SirLoinOfsteak85
    SirLoinOfsteak85 2 months ago +1

    I loved 2049 - it's by far the best sci fi movie of the decade for me. One of my favourite films.

  • mattmanw54301
    mattmanw54301 2 months ago +2

    I take many movies for granite

  • Shaun Hayward
    Shaun Hayward 2 months ago +2

    Dark city better than Bladerunner? And what about Prisoners by Villeneuve? Come on guys, try harder

  • Autotrope
    Autotrope 2 months ago +2

    In my humble opinion, you guys need a little more tolerance for slow paced storytelling.

  • gregsmw
    gregsmw 2 months ago +1

    you guys complain about movies being to much like dumb marvel shit all the time
    but when a fucking masterpiece like blade runner comes out the first thing you say is "its boring"
    and you even say the origional blade runner is boring
    i get the feeling you have no idea what your talking about when it comes to anything that isnt a horror film

  • bitchoflivingblah
    bitchoflivingblah 2 months ago +2

    Bladerunner 2049 is NOT boring, it's just that your mind is incapable of filling in the gaps.

  • NikovK
    NikovK 2 months ago

    It occurred to me Deckard couldn't possibly be a replicant, because in the sequel he's clearly lived beyond his four year service life.

    • Nick
      Nick 2 months ago +1

      Only the Nexus 6 models had 4 year life spans because they were so complex they were becoming emotionally unstable and unpredictable after that time. If Deckard was a prototype like Rachel he could easily not have the planned obsolescence.

  • Ed Dunbar
    Ed Dunbar 2 months ago +1

    This is the best movie I've seen in years!

  • Patrick Mazza
    Patrick Mazza 2 months ago

    You guys live in Milwaukee?? No way!! I love these reviews!