Don't listen to all of the comments!
I read some of the other reviews of this film. Many people said it was dragged out far too long, or that it is disrespectful towards women. If your looking for a fast paced action film, this isn't it... and about the "mistreatment" of women, this movie gives a very powerful and impactful message on the subject that is in no way disrespectful towards women. As far as innapropiate stuff goes, there are a few scenes containing nudity, some sexualized and some not. While the main concerns of many parents are the "sexy stuff", I can assure you that this film doesn't use any nudity in excess. I went to watch this with my parents, and it wasn't awkward at all (granted I sat in the seat in front of them). So, on the topic of bein disrespectful towards women, I think many people are mistaking the intentions of these nude scenes. For starters (minor spoilers), the scene in which a female replicantdrops out of a bag from the ceiling has many people angered. The scene is meant to show "birth" , hence the birthday suit. However, this scene is also meant to mirror social supremacy in the real world, such as with race and yes, gender. However, in the film, it is supremacy with creator and "created". The entire message of the film is to debate wether replicants are "more human than human", which again, mirrors many of our own social issues, but in a metaphorical way. This scene is not sexualized in my opinion, and is meant to show dominance with the creator over the created. As far as one of the main characters, Joi (Ana de Armas), who appears naked briefly in a few scenes, some people are arguing that Joi (minor spoilers), an A.I., was created to give main character Officer K (Ryan Gosling) pleasure, and was created in the perfect image. Again, this character is very symbolic in many ways, so here are a few. First, she is meant to represent how love and feelings can be "manufactured", or how more people are in love with materialistic things. This is why the point is made throughout the movie that Joi was created for the sole purpose of giving men pleasure, or as a way to distract themselves from the real world. Now, this character can be looked at in multiple ways, making her a very intellectual and dynamic character. First off, returning to the "more human that human" idea, Joi seems to show real feelings for Officer K, which (in my opinion) she does. However, in another scene where another copy of her A.I. (she is a product of a large corporation, and is advertised as such) appears naked, she tries seducing K. Obviously, many people mistook this for the objectification of women. However, in my opinion, this scene could be interpreted dofferently. The way I interpret it is that she (once again) was made for this role, showing that no two A.I. are the same, and that they can develop their own feelings and memmories, which is why this Joi acts differently towards K than the "main" Joi. In summary of the sexual themes in this film, I think many people misrepresent the sexual themes in this film, as instead of trying to show what a "prefect" world of equality would look like, it shows us the world we live in today, in a much darker, grittier version of it. As far as violence goes, it is spread out throughout the film in a few notable scenes. Despite being very realistic, there isn't too much use of blood. If you or your child has watched a marvel movie, you should be fine. As far as language goes, any middle schooler or up will have heard far worse in their everyday environment, with some uses of the F word, and a few others. Again, shouldn't be a problem for anyone who is middle school or up. As far as the quality of the movie, it is a very artistic and stylish film. I like to see this movie is artwork rather than mindless action (not that I don't enjoy action). Again, if your looking for an action flick, your in the wrong place. The film itself has beautifully eerie scenery, and the sound design and quality is some of the best (if not THE best) I've heard in a movie in recent memory. Long, drawn out sequences have also been the topic of many people's criticisms, saying the film is "boring". Again, you can't always treat this film as JUST a film. Instead, you have to enjoy it as you would a photograph, painting, or fine wine. It is very atmospheric and again, a beautiful industrial setting. The film tackles many important and mature themes, some of which might go over younger virwer's heads. Such themes as racism, sexism, what it means to be human, morale, and more are discussed or portrayed in this film. And as mentioned before, this film is like a work of art, and as such, can be interpreted in many ways. These are my personal interpretations. In sumarry, the only things I'd look out for are some nudity and language, but other than that, any mature 13 year old or older should be fine with this movie. However, I feel like it's less the conventional "innapropiate" things that make this movie not ok for younger audiences, and more the themes and real world issues that it tackles. Overall, one of the best movies I've ever watched, I highly reccomend!
This title contains:
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking