There doesn't seem to be a thread for this, and I wanted a place to discuss the movie. These are scattered thoughts because I've averaged 3 hours of sleep/night this week.
I was terrified by how many ways it would be possible to screw up a Blade Runner sequel. After the reviews came out, I knew I wanted to see it the first weekend to make sure nothing got spoiled. It's almost 3 hours long, but even in my exhausted state and seeing a 10:45 showing, my eyelids never drooped.
I enjoyed it a lot. I liked the twists. Villeneuve is like a better Shyamalan, he doesn't try to beat you over the head with them. I expect it to be nominated for Best Cinematography, at the very least.
TIL K's baseline test is from a poem in Nabokov's Pale Fire. Lines 704-707 are:
A system of cells interlinked within
Cells interlinked within cells interlinked
Within one stem. And dreadfully distinct
Against the dark, a tall white fountain played.