Blade Runner 2049
So it has taken me some time to write this…One because writing it any other way would be giving away spoilers, and trust me you need to watch this as its supposed to be. A little suggestion if you are die hard fan of Blade Runner then you will be fine because more than likely you have probably seen it over and over. But if you have never seen it, do your self a favor and watch it before you go to this one. Ok now lets get into this…
It’s no secret that the Original is one of the most important Sci-Fi films of our generation, so needless to say the bar was set extremely high for this; and it did not disappoint. From the opening to the last frame BR 2049 answers questions we all had from the original film. Synthetic beings are still called Replicants and still used as laborers and servants, and those who hunt the “dangerous” old models are still called Blade Runners.
(NOTE: This is where I will try to keep spoilers to a minimum, but beware)
A lone officer Named “K” portrayed superbly by Ryan Gosling, continues to hunt Replicants living amongst ruins and the outskirts of LA. While doing this he stumbles and uncovers a cryptic mystery about synthetics and its evolution. After being told to bury and destroy the evidence, K which by this time you know he himself is a “Replicant” risks his life to solve the message as he sets on a search of the only individual who might hold the answer…Deckard (Harrison Ford)
Ok and that’s as much as I will say about that because you just have to watch it!!!
There are plenty of versions of the 1982 Blade Runner along with conspiracy theories about each and every one of its characters. 2049 does an amazing job at answering these lingering questions while keeping the feel of the original. Yes you can tell that this had a much bigger budget than the original but it is the Ridley Scott film based on the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” by Philip K. Dick that opens up this world. There is no mistake that Denis Villeneuve has cemented himself as one of the greatest Sci-Fi filmmakers with his past films, but it is 2049 that has won him a seat among Scott, Kubrick, Lang, and Nolan to name a few. This film is one of those rare sequels that both pushes the franchise to new places and serves as a natural extension of its predecessor. Blade Runner 2049 is breathtakingly beautiful and the cinematography of Roger Deakins is masterful.
This is a perfect sequel! Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner opened up a new world with his original film, Blade Runner 2049 just expanded the Universe