Now Blade Runner seems for some reason to be one of those movies that you really truly love or one of those movies that you really truly hate! I am not sure why that is… I thought Harrison Ford (Star Wars – Episode 4: A New Hope) did a truly awesome job, and so did Ridley Scott (Alien) do a great job with the original movie!
And even though the sequel came about 30 years to late, I thought that Blade Runner 2049 (2017) was a pretty solid entry in to the series as well!
Written by: Hampton Fancher (The Minute Man), Michael Green (Logan) & Directed by: Denis Villeneuve (Sicario). Starring: Ryan Gosling (Drive), Dave Bautista (Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy), Robin Wright (Unbreakable), Jared Leto (Suicide Squad) & Harrison Ford.
“And blood-black nothingness began to spin… A system of cells interlinked within cells interlinked within cells interlinked within one stem… And dreadfully distinct against the dark, a tall white fountain played.” – K (A quote by Ryan Gosling from the movie: Blade Runner 2049 (2017).)
This movie tells the story of what happened 30 years after the events of the previous movie.
At this point in time, Rick Deckard (Played by: Harrison Ford) has been missing for years and is basically been forgotten about. And the company that made the original replicants has been toppled and taken over by an even bigger business.
And what is left of civilization keeps going on in the same vein that it has for so many years… Along with the Blade Runners that are still hunting down the original Replicants and other problems.
K (Played by: Ryan Gosling) is an LAPD Officer who discovers something while hunting down a replicant who is farming out in the waste lands… And this discovery of a 30 year old mystery that will not only change his life, but will bring to a close the last case that Rick Deckard ever worked on!
In the end, this movie has the same feel in a lot of respects to the original movie… A dark sort of film noir surrealism of the future… And like most of these movies, the special effects are pretty brilliant… But…
The problems are that this movie really does feel quite rushed to me… The story is good but not great… And honestly… Ryan Gosling is a good actor… But replacing Harrison Ford… Never!
In the end though, this movie is worth checking out, and if you get a chance I highly recommend checking it out!