Blade Runner 2049(2017)
Ryan Gosling stars in the sequel to the Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel to Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic. Returning are Harrison Ford who reprises his role as Rick Deckard and Scott who co-produces.... More
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), 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.Hide
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BY Tony Stamp Flicks Writer
Denis Villeneuve is some kind of cinematic magician. He bounces between genres, masters them all, and has now resurrected a 35-year-old classic and made it his own. It’s like he soaked in the essence of Blade Runner and channelled it into this new story, which continues the original’s themes regarding sentience, expands on them, then adds new shades of grey.... More
Villeneuve is also a master of tone, recreating Ridley Scott’s trick of making everything feel like a puzzle to be solved. Blade Runner 2049 is enigmatic, continually intriguing, and at its heart, a noir film. One of the first shots of Ryan Gosling has him in silhouette, and throughout characters are shrouded in darkness as we try to parse their motivations.
Each scene feels like a window into a place worth exploring. It’s full of fascinating characters, some of whom we only meet fleetingly. Future L.A. may be a blasted hell-scape, but it’s an exhilarating place to spend some time, and one that’s realised with huge attention to detail.
Gosling is great, bringing the stoicism of his work with Nicolas Winding Refn but allowing some warmth to creep through. And Harrison Ford keeps proving that he can actually still act, getting some of the most moving moments in a story that deals with tragedy and redemption.
Blade Runner 2049 honours its predecessor by using it as inspiration for a crop of new ideas. It’s a bold, bleak dose of sci-fi miserabilism that occasionally reveals its beating human heart.Hide
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BY lomu nobody
But such potential is wasted in this film.
Yes its quite slow (nearly 3 hours long, so see it in a comfy theatre), but that's the idea. The original (and all movies at that time), had a much slower pace when compared to the much... More faster paced movies of today.
(Not going to lie - a pensioner behind me was snoring for 30mins during the session - and I almost joined him).
None of the characters are likeable or engaging (except for joi)
The storyline is "meh, whatever"
The recently released 3 short film featurettes / prequels have a much better pace, and storyline - so i'd watch them instead cause that's as good as it gets..
Would I watch it again - absolutely not.
Shame really, cause I really like Dennis Villenues other films...
Think of it like "Dances with wolves" - you have to see it, but afterwards you won't care if you never see it again...Hide
BY JackWallace superstar
On a technical... More and visual level, the film is flawless. It's just a shame that everything else about BLADE RUNNER 2049 was so excruciatingly dull. I don't mind a slow burn, but I struggled to stay interested in the meandering, ponderous narrative, and it didn't need to be nearly three hours long.
Ryan Gosling is a terrific actor. I've loved him ever since I saw DRIVE. Giving a similar performance to his in ONLY GOD FORGIVES. Gosling has zero charisma as Officer K and did not make a compelling lead. It's a film you have to be in the mood to watch. It really takes its time to tell its story, and some people might love that. I did not.
If the story and characters aren't engaging and I'm not feeling anything, I can only appreciate its technical mastery for so long, and it didn't take long for me to get bored.Hide
BY filmlover superstar
Although the incomparable Vangelis was not invited to score this one Hans Zimmer takes... More us right back to the world we loved with his soaring soundtrack. Be warned though. This is not for everyone. It is long, ponderous and does not have the snappy dialogue of the original Bladerunner or the characters we all know and love.
This new chapter though is a worthy second instalment and a valid continuation of the questions about the safety of developing independant artificial intelligence.Hide
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