Blade Runner 2049

October 12, 2017 by admin_name

Blade Runner 2049
released 2017

“Blade Runner 2049” is a dystopian, sci-fi, action, thriller produced by Andrew K. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Yorkin and directed by Denis Villeneuve. It was written by Michael Green and Hampton Fancher and stars Ryan Gosling, Lennie James, Harrison Ford, Ana De Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Jared Leto, Mark Arnold, Vilma Szecsi, Wood Harris, David Dastmalchian, Tomas Lemarquis, Edward James Olmos, Sallie Harmsen, Hiam Abbass and Dave Bautista. The music was done by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch. It is taken after the sci-fi classic written by Philip K. Dick called “Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep”.  This movie is definitely worth the Watch.

Blade Runner 2049 website

Blade Runner 2049 IMDb webpage

“Blade Runner 2049” is set in the not-too-distant future, some time after the first movie. Ryan Gosling plays the blade runner K (He is also known as Joe or his factory number which I forgot). Now, a blade runner is a replicant or android who performs the menial tasks in society. They are sentient creatures built by humans and therefore used as slaves by humans. So of course they are horribly treated and we get glimpses of it during the film. For example, there´s a scene were the word `skinner´ is painted on the door of his apartment and of course his own boss Lieutenant Joshi, played by Robin Wright, speaks to him in such a demeaning way just like the rest of human society. K´s job is to hunt down older replicant models and kill them. It is on one of his mission to kill the older model replicant called Sapper Morton, played by Dave Bautista, that he makes a startling discovery that involves him with implications that will affect all of society thereafter.

Let me start by saying that this a a bold and interesting story. In the days of old a story always had to end with the death of the slave hero no matter how just their cause was. Not so with storytellers of this caliber. The heroes in this story get their day in court, so to speak. Another wonderful thing about this movie was how visually stunning it was and how it remained true to the first film in that respect. It converyed very well, just like the original film, that the world of “Blade Runner” is a world in collapse where humanity´s future is anything but certain. It is also a world with a new intelligent life form emerging. A life form that straddles the classifications of artificial and organic. A life form that is very talented but must struggle nontheless to survive and eventually thrive. This movie is really a smooth transition from the first film and that is one of the reasons it´s so good. The story is a cautionary tale of our future if we think that technology is going to save us from ourselves.

I really loved this film and I do believe that it holds a candle to the first “Blade Runner” film. I highly recommend “Blade Runner 2049” as a must see and own. It´s great sci-fi folks.

Written by John Appius Quill


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