Blade Runner 2049 director was "frightened" to take on the sequel

06 October, 2017, 00:44 | Author: Angelina Schmidt
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"Blade Runner" was set in 2019 Los Angeles, and concerns "replicants" - human-like robots built to be slave-like laborers - and "blade runners" - police assigned to "retire" the almost-impossible-to-identify androids if and when they become a problem over the four years they were created to operate. But it's hard not to agree with the old blade runner who turns up late in the film and tells K: "I had your job once". Ford, meanwhile, has gained a reputation over decades for being one of Hollywood's crankiest stars.

Director Denis Villeneuve ("Arrival") fully realizes and masterfully completes "Blade Runner" helmer Ridley Scott's vision in "Blade Runner 2049", an awe-inspiring sequel that's far superior to the 1982 cult classic. Harrison Ford has basically built his modern-day career around revisiting his most iconic roles; while he doesn't make as strong an impression here as he did in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it's a solid and layered performance in a compelling new chapter of Rick Deckard's story. Some films can make that time commitment fly by, but Blade Runner 2049 only contains sporadic action, remaining contemplative in most scenes.

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Back in 2019 Los Angeles had a problem with four rogue replicants that had started trouble on a satellite colony. The film follows the original some 30 years later where the people left on Earth are still trying to survive the social decay and authoritarian abuse. However, those individuals might understandably find themselves a little bit disappointed to discover that no - Blade Runner 2049 has no mid or post-credits stingers. "This one was more civilized, just slightly more civilized".

I am delighted to say that the answer is a lot closer to "yes" than "no". While the original may be the sharpest "Blade" movie ever, these others had their points. He is tasked with taking out 4 replicants who have gone rogue.

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The world feels lived in, it is dark and gritty and in many ways is a character all in itself, backed up with stellar performances across the board from Gosling, Ford, Leto, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Mackenzie Davis and Dave Bautista, but to go into their characters would be a disservice to the film. "Blade Runner 2049" keeps teasing these larger ideas while it doggedly, deliberately pursues its central mysteries of defining identity and societal "order".

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