To delve into a culture, you need a family

Here’s the scenario. Bladerunner 2049 hits the big screen. It’s a sequel to a “classic,” one of those films frequently cited as an enduring triumph. You loved the original Bladerunner, having even earlier fallen for the novels and stories of Philip K. Dick. So you canvas family and friends: come see 2049 with me? “Not my thing” or “huh?” are the responses you get. You watch the film by yourself, swoon, and long to discuss, but of course you can’t!

How did I let this happen? Where is the audience for this magnificent movie and why am I so alone?

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