“Blade Runner 2049” Review ✦✦✦✦✦

5 October, 2017

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Screenwriters: Hampton Fancher, Michael Green
Director of Photography: Roger Deakins
Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto

Synopsis: A synthetic cop with access to seemingly authentic memories from his past embarks on a mission to locate retired blade runner Rick Deckard, piecing together a puzzle spanning over thirty years which could hold the answer to his existence.

Blade Runner 2049 Review:

An overwhelming achievement from the single finest director of our era, “Blade Runner 2049” frames more than simple doe-eyed ambition within its four walls, reimagining a text still considered untouchable and perfecting it with a messless screenplay and a dazzling colour palette. A treat for the senses and a quite necessary challenge for the brain, “Blade Runner 2049” combines seamless storytelling with re-rendered imagery and sound mixing, gifting fans with a classic film score while ironing everything out with its zealous sense of belonging.

A beautiful movie written to reassure cinephiles that filmmakers with a true passion for cinema still exist, “Blade Runner 2049” reminds us that miracles can still happen, carving a wooden horse to match an iconic origami unicorn and leaving fans open-mouthed as the film’s polished arrangement unfolds to reveal a tale of shared consciousness and implanted purpose. As the next stage in an already poignant story, “Blade Runner 2049” feels like the follow-up chapter to a thrilling account of replicant advancement but it has no message of terror or evil attached to its misunderstood heroes, seeing them as humans driven by an intense desire to be merely accepted as they are.

Where Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” remains as a wonderfully preserved experiment from a lost time, dumbfounding audiences with concepts envisioned well outside of its era, its sequel reacts to Sci-Fi as we have come to know it, stealing the best and discarding the worst in a story destined to be reborn in a prim and proper fashion. An immaculate conception with a true fondness for the essence of its predecessor, “Blade Runner 2049” shines a new light on its tribe of tragic heroes, beginning with a replicant protagonist and making no mistake about his brilliant yet radically tormented existence.


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Blade Runner 2049