I didn’t mention it, but I was thinking about its representation of women while I was watching it, because it’s not very clear cut.
On the one hand, most of the women on screen are sex models, and it has giant naked women with blue hair. But it must be said that the idea of female androids being largely for sex is something that’s been a trope in cyberpunk and sci-fi for a long time, and was pretty present in the original Blade Runner too.
On the other hand, a large percentage of the cast are women. The tough cop boss is a woman. The most interesting character (for me) is Joi. The main badass bad guy is a woman. Other interesting/important characters are women, even if they aren’t on screen very much.
Despite the measured pace, very few of the characters are sketched in in great detail. Batista, Leto, Ford’s characters don’t get a lot of screen time, and it’s not a talky movie.
Given how good CGi Sean Young looked, it was a bit of a shame they only bought her back for a minute or so. (She looked much better than CGi Leia, although like Leia, it seemed like her face length was a bit off). It seemed like they could have done a bit more with her… but then the same applies to Ford.
PS/ Seeing some of the images of the california fires (or the ones in Europe, etc…) is worryingly reminiscent of some of the images in 2049.
I’ve only seen Paddington 1. Which was a fun movie, although a lot of the prologue and Nicole Kidman stuff seemed a bit out of place and unnecessary.
I remember it getting mixed reviews.
I haven’t seen #2, although my kids have. It got much better reviews.
I didn’t really read Paddington 1 as an immigration story, but given the source books, it’s pretty appropriate.