Blade Runner 2049

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Film review by Steve Duffy –

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 (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

The original Blade Runner was released in 1984 and 35 years later has become a cult classic.

The cast is exceptional. Gosling is dark and engrossing, and, as always, Ford is perfect and he can still fight and make it look real. Sylvia Hoeks is the best scene-stealing villainess of 2017.

As for the rest of the characters, they are not that interesting. K’s boss, Lieutenant Joshi is played by Robin Wright, who I wished had a meatier role. Also, Jared Leto’s character was so chilling, but we don’t get enough of him.

Visually and aesthetically Blade Runner 2049 is amazing. “Blade Runner” fans are mostly likely going to love this film.

Rating: R for violence, some sexuality, nudity and language

Runtime: 164 min

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