Blade Runner 2049 picks up 30 years after the events of the original bringing back Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard. This time the focus is on K, played by Ryan Gosling. Read on for more…
Despite the low ticket sales opening weekend, Blade Runner 2049 is a MUST SEE movie for die hard fans of the cult classic. The movie should recoup its $200 million-dollar budget overseas, but if you’re unfamiliar with the film watch the first and then head out to see Blade Runner 2.
We were fully emersed into what Los Angeles 2049 had become. It was a vast concrete jungle, over populated, and divided. Everyone seemed a bit unhinged, as the future of beautiful sunny California was bleek, dark and grimy. The city was filled with Replicants, homeless saturating the streets, interactive billboards and loneliness where everyone just wants to connect on some level.
There are tons of subliminal’s throughout the film thanks to director Denis Villeneuve. The movie is filled with young supple women topless, representing young innocence lost. Vision of women’s beasts appear in sculpture and digital board where you get “everything you want to hear.” It is very reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin who always had sculptures of a young woman naked in all of his building in Los Angeles. It was said that she was a teenager he was in love with. She was only 14.
The film follows K as he is trying to solve what happened to a replicant named Rachel (Sean Young‘s character from the original film). Rachel remains are found buried after a miracle happens, a last laugh fuckery from the now bankrupt Tyrell Corporation. K, a modern replicant who obey’s authority works as a Blade Runner under the order of his Lieutenant Joshi (Robin Wright). Joshi wants all traces of Rachel and his discovery destroyed, but K (Ryan Gosling) can’t, he’s determined to find out what happened. His memories lead him to someone else past which leads him to Deckard. Deckard (Harrison Ford) has been in hiding because he was being hunted. Niander Wallace (Jared Leto) needs Deckard to tell him the secret so he can grow millions of replicants. He sends out his right hand Luv (Sylvia Hoeks) who is a merciless replicant on a mission using K as a pawn to find out the truth.
Like the original film, Blade Runner 2049 is very intriguing. It keeps you engrossed and the pace of the film is perfection. If you are a fan of Blade Runner then you will love this Sci-fi film. It is visually spellbinding and worth seeing on the big screen, so don’t let the run time scare you. Blade Runner 2049 is worth the money.
Review – Emilio Ricci