Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.Wikipedia
Blade Runner 2049 Reviews
You will walk away impressed from 2049, mesmerised by its reimagining of Earth, delivered by the multiple Oscar-nominee cinematographer Roger Deakins. But you probably won't care much for this cold, radioactive, and fairly heartless, Earth.
Blade Runner 2049 is bold, challenging cinema, an almost Biblical success; like Terence Malick’s The Tree of Life, Martin Scorsese’s Silence, and Nolan’s Interstellar, it positively demands multiple viewings.
Villeneuve’s Blade Runner is grim, gritty, appropriately allegorical and morally ambiguous sans an iota of force. Ridley Scott, with his alarmingly precognitive visual and mortal landscape, had done to the generation what Black Mirror has consistently been achieving with millennials.
Denis Villeneuve deftly picks up the Ridley Scott story and makes it better. Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto's performance is an added bonus.
Watch Blade Runner 2049 only if you’ve the patience to sit still for around 3 hours. Don’t expect it to be your usual fast-paced thriller film, this is slow and takes time to build up. This film is like an airplane, speed up on a runway for the first hour but takes off whirl winding on second.
This is a potential Oscar Goldmine even in terms of performance and probably the best ever sequel of an original iconic film, made.
If Deakins does not finally receive the Oscar for this one it’s time for the Academy to shut down. Gosling is perfectly cast, and you’re better off not knowing anything about the rest of the characters in the film.
Is Blade Runner 2049 the greatest sequel ever made, as some fans have claimed? I don’t think so, as that honour still lies with The Godfather Part II and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Blade Runner 2049 is an improvement on the original movie, when it comes to ideas and definitely, technical values. The movie is an absolute marvel visually, but if the narration and the editing had been worked upon, the movie would have ended up as an instant classic. Do watch Blade Runner 2049 if you are a huge fan of the original.
Nevertheless it is fascinating as a potent, unwaveringly brutal and emotionally devastating film.
To summarise, treat yourself this week with a trip to 2049. You may return with more questions than before you went in, but at least it’ll make you think.