Blade Runner 2049 honors original and opens up new territory

Blade Runner 2049 honors original and opens up new territory

Blade Runner 2049 honors original and opens up new territory

That made his interview with British talk show This Morning so much more delightful when the typically deadpan actor cracked up with his Blade Runner 2049 costar Ryan Gosling and interviewer Alison Hammond. Scott is a producer this time around, but he had his hands in the film's development, along with "Blade Runner" scribe Hampton Fancher (who co-writes here with Michael Green). "It's a piece of art that's at flawless equilibrium, aesthetically and musically".

"I feel like that's where this is headed, " Gosling said as he poured himself a drink.

Denis Villeneuve said: "Like many fans, I remember the Johnnie Walker bottle from the first film, so it was a unique privilege to collaborate with Johnnie Walker on designing a totally original, custom bottle for the new movie". "Blade Runner 2049" quietly ponders its own existence amid today's blockbusters: Can a replicant movie be real? By picking up the narrative baton that original Blade Runner director Scott carried for so long, Villeneuve immerses us in the hopeful reawakening to a future that beckons us to rush forward without fear.

Did anyone take one of Ryan Gosling's coats home from set? The titular blade runners are specialists who identify and destroy replicants that are deemed faulty.

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It all started when Hammond admitted she never saw Ridley Scott's original film. Less impressive is Niander Wallace, the new villain played by Jared Leto, who appears exclusively to give big, scenery-chewing bad guy speeches (though his right-hand woman, played by relative newcomer Sylvia Hoeks, makes a stronger impression).

It would be nice if we'd gotten a bit more of Ford, but in his handful of scenes, he slips into the now-30-years-older Deckard with relative ease.

Needless to say, a sequel 35 years later to one of the most beloved science-fiction films ever created was met with well-founded skepticism and reluctance. He also skillfully combines the key elements of filmmaking - the most obvious one being the absolutely stunning cinematography by Roger Deakins, who has been nominated for 13 Academy Awards so far and makes a no-brainer case for his 14th here.

Although 2049 does falter in some of its more heavy-handed allusions to Christianity, and its insistence that "Dying for the right cause is the most human thing we can do", it more often eschews moral certainties, and this is where Villeneuve's film really shines. I have attached an approved Warner Bros. trailer to this article to give you the feel of the movie so you can choose.

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