Post from @DailyMovieSketch

Post from @DailyMovieSketch
[#Inktober2017]Blade Runner 2049 (2017)Directed by Denis Villeneuve [NO SPOILERS]I had been busy with Campus Recruitments for the last month (see @karthikabhiram for photos and stories), so this time I couldn't participate in #Inktober. However, I've resolved to do ink sketches whenever I can this month. I was in Vijayawada last week, and on Friday night, I watched "Blade Runner 2049" at Cinepolis PVP Mall.I am a "Blade Runner" fan, so was looking forward to this sequel. The plot involves blade runner K (Ryan Gosling) who is after older model replicants (artifically created humans), to "retire" (i.e. kill) them. When he retires Sapper Morton (Dave Bautista), he comes across something that's been secret for the past 30 years, with the potential to shake up society.It's best to go in with as little knowledge of the plot as possible (the trailers thankfully ensured that). However, it helps to see the three prequel short films, that give you more of a background of the film. At 164 min, the movie is long, epic, deliberately slow paced, which would definitely be off-putting to many, especially if one hasn't seen the first movie. The production values are top notch, the visuals are breathtaking (thanks to production design by Dennis Gassner and the cinematography of Roger Deakins). I don't know whose idea it was to convert this into 3D, which was needless and actually detracted from the visual quality as it darkened and desaturated the image (especially in the screening I saw). The music by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch was incredible to listen to – I loved how they recalled themes from Vangelis's original score and the intensity that it added.I would want to watch the movie again, to really decide how I feel about it. It throws a lot at you to process, and like the first movie, I think it would improve on further viewings. For now, I would rate it 8/10.This sketch (done with Bic pen and white gel pen) is based on today's prompt word, "gigantic". It's a sketch of K's hologram girlfriend Joi (Ana de Armas), a surprisingly interesting character. Towards the end of the movie, there's a gigantic ad for Joi that K stands in front of.#292 / 10-Oct-17
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