Blade Runner 2049

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Mature sci-fi sequel is almost as good as the original.

R 2017 164 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 36 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 41 reviews

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age 2+
age 18+

Could have been an excellent film if not for normalising exploitation of women

I would not want my son to watch this at any age. There is no need to use exploitation of women, showing a naked woman/replica abused then stabbed in the abdomen while standing trembling and terrified or any of the other sex or nudity. The more we allow these things to appear in films, the more we are putting into boys minds that 'that's just how it is' 'that's what women are for'. Gone off Jared Letto now!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism

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