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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)


Ryan Gosling
Harrison Ford
Ana de Armas
Sylvia Hoeks
Robin Wright

Directed by Dennis Villeneuve

This noir film does not attempt to add another genre into the mix, no action just a crime drama similar to the first Blade Runner movie. This movie is not as good as the first part done in 1982, even though the visual style is updated and the movie dept is dug a little more deeper.
One thing though, the way Harrison Ford delivered a memorable performance as Deckard in Blade Runner (1982), so did Ryan Gosling master his role as replicant K in this movie.

Everything in the movie is blurred across intent and idea of what is best for the populace.
Based on characters from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, this sequel is set thirty years after the first movie. Things have changed since then, and the replicants made now are more obedient. The movie focuses on the new lead K. K's job is a funny one. He is a Blade Runner. Unlike the first movie where the Blade Runners were humans hunting renegade replicants, here the Blade Runner is a replicant hunting renegade replicants.

Things got very chaotic when K completed a mission and uncovers a hidden truth. He discovers a body under a tree and what led to the death of that person is what could turn the present world upside down.

K is tasked in making sure the secret never comes out, but he is not the only one who wants to keep things a secret. A man named Wallace who is now the one controlling the manufacturing of replicants also wants what K found kept a secret.

The movie itself may not have the thrill intense of the first Blade Runner, but the cinematography and the visual effects are more better. Ridley Scott did not direct this movie, but Dennis Villeneuve did and he was good.
The way he made the movie grow on you and kidnap your interest is worth applauding.
He handled the task of making you interested in the who we should be focusing on and what the repercussion of their existence was. He did this with careful precision so that you are not able to guess easily what the end of the movie will be like.

Even though the movie was critically applauded for its addition to the Blade Runner tale, it was not a box office success just as the first movie. May be later on it will have a cult following as the first movie does, who knows?
What I do know is that, this is a fine movie to see.


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