Blade Runner 2049(2017) by Marc Jason Ali

Peter Castro
October 6, 2017

In the match that had opposed on Wednesday to the cinema, the two big outputs of the day, the Direction of the party imposed itself in front of Blade Runner 2049.

The 1982 "Blade Runner" is often considered one of the greatest science-fiction films ever created. She was made by Tyrell, who is the head of Tyrell Corp, the company that invented replicants.

There's a sequence late in Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 when Ryan Gosling is wandering through a vintage casino, and he comes upon a hologram Elvis in the showroom. Maybe "Blade Runner" wore its complexities on its sleeve, too.

The new movie sees Hollywood icon Harrison Ford reprise the role of Rick Deckard, with Ryan Gosling being added to the cast.

We'll play along and not divulge why K is seeking Deckard or really anything else about the story, which features characters portrayed by Ana de Armas ("War Dogs"), Sylvia Hoeks ("Renegades"), Robin Wright ("Wonder Woman", "House of Cards"), Mackenzie Davis ("The Martian", "Halt and Catch Fire"), Carla Juri ("Brimstone"), Lennie James ("The Walking Dead") and Dave Bautista (the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movies). "That's so cool you did that", Gosling gushed.

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Harrison Ford has a reputation on screen-especially in his older years-for being rather grumpy.

How have they been talking about the film with friends when everything is so secretive? The problem is that almost every film about artificial intelligence mines familiar ideas about how humanity should treat its creations if and when they achieve sentience. Dennis Gassner's production design complements the iconic rainy metropolis with snowy, wintery cityscapes and barren deserts, and each of them is just comically well-photographed by cinematographer Roger Deakins; frame after frame is simply jaw-dropping.

The 35 years later sequel is a decidedly tricky proposition, an itch you know you shouldn't scratch. The movie's visual palette is so striking that I was nearly disappointed when Villeneuve would cut away from a long, slow plan through the dystopian streets of Los Angeles to get back to the narrative.

Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel thirty-five years in the making, and by all accounts, is a modern classic, so if fans have to bide their time for a few extra years while another sequel organically gestates, so be it. This is not just a love-letter from a fan; Villeneuve displays his confidence in picking up such a beloved story, builds on it, and throws us some more polarizing plot points that would be argued over in the years to come.

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