After finally watching it last night, my biggest regret is that I didn’t go see it when it was in theaters (I only watched two movies in theaters this past year, Thor: Ragnarok and The Last Jedi, twice for the latter). I’ve said many times that Denis Villeneuve is currently my favorite director, and this is just another example of what makes him so great. Not only is it a fantastic film on its own, but it really does feel like a direct sequel to the original, and I mean that on every level, like story, pacing, visuals, style, etc. Yet, it manages to feel current, with smart updates to the world that was presented back in the early 80s. I just wish we got more intelligent and mature sci-fi films like this.