Blade Runner 2049
Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 neo-noir science-fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. It is a sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 film, Blade Runner.
30 years after the events of the first film, Nexus-9 replicants have become commonplace on Earth, while earlier replicants, such as the Nexus-8 line, have become outlawed. While on a mission to hunt down Nexus-8 replicant Sapper Morton (Dave Bautista), LAPD Blade Runner K (Ryan Gosling) finds a secret that could cause a war to break out between humanity and replicants. This same secret leads him to track down former Blade Runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who's been missing for the last 30 years.
Why it Rocks
- Special effects that combine practical and CGI effects to awesome results.
- Breathtaking cinematography courtesy of Roger Deakins.
- Amazing storyline that plays off of the themes of the first movie successfully, while introducing its own themes.
- Great acting.
- Lots of great scenes.
- Nice characterization.
- Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch's soundtrack is excellent, and succeeds at being a successor to Vangelis' own soundtrack to the first movie.
- Remarkable uses of 3D.
The movie grossed over $259 million against a budget of $150–185 million. In the U.S. and Canada, the movie is a commercial flop; Ridley Scott believed that the film's underperformance at the box office was because of its nearly 3-hour runtime.
Critically, the movie has a Fresh rating of 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, and some critics considered it to be an improvement from the first film.
The movie won two categories in both the Academy Awards, the British Academy Film Awards, and the Satellite Awards: Best Cinematography for Roger Deakins, and Best Visual Effects, for John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert, and Richard R. Hoover.