Blade Runner: Black Lotus debuts on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll on Nov. 14. Spoiler-free review by Tara Bennett.

Blade Runner: Black Lotus captures the overall vibe and aesthetics established in Ridley Scott’s 1982 film. Nonetheless, the CG animation is underwhelming in 2021. While Elle is given an intriguing predicament to unpack in the first two occurrences, the action isn’t particularly noteworthy. She’s a competent boxer, so here’s hoping that as the depict progresses she gains more autonomy and becomes a more well-developed character. The slow-open build to connect the mystify portions of Elle’s life has hope, though, and its adult insight realizes it worth Black Lotus impart it more time to reveal itself.


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