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Blade Runner 2049 Movie Review

06 October 2017, 12:26 | Erma Lawrence

Blade Runner 2049 Trailer: Why it's better to see the film in IMAX

Jared Leto as Niander Wallace

The film's butt-numbing running time need not be a worry - it flies by - and with a superb performance from Gosling, who is in almost every frame, a returning Ford, who is better than he has been for years, as well as a stunning supporting cast made up of the likes of Robin Wright (House Of Cards), Dave Bautista (WWE, Guardians Of The Galaxy) and a post-Joker Jared Leto (who is sinister and delicious), this epic, visually stunning marvel could just be one of the best sequels ever made - one that definitely surpasses the quality of its breath-taking original. And where in all this do you find a point?

By concentrating on plot and character, Denis Villeneuve's film provides a stronger thread for the audience to follow through his expansive retro-futuristic world, which seems to have grown organically from Scott's, and this is just as well, because with a run-time of nearly two and three-quarter hours, it would otherwise have been incredibly slow.

Blade Runner 2049 review by Paul Heath. Ford plays the titular "blade runner", an ex-cop assigned to assassinate androids known as "replicants". Whenever 2049 references the original movie, it shifts into a tone of cautious, unquestioning reverence, cowering away from risks exactly when it should be taking them. For them it will be like looking at very lovely paint dry.

Villeneuve wraps up his instalment more decisively, and thankfully avoids repeating the problem of his most recent previous film - 2016's Arrival - where a slow, introspective, philosophical movie was brought down just short of the finish line by a bathetic injection of sentimentality. This time there is no ambiguity, we know he is a replicant.

It's a new character, so strictly speaking he isn't stepping into another man's shoes, but there's something nearly indecent about how much at home he makes himself. LA is his kind of dystopian city backdrop.

He looked grumpy and decrepit in the early publicity photos.

When movie stars are sitting for dozens of interviews in rapid succession, getting a genuinely fun interview out of them is hard. This time though he's back with dignity, though at times Deckard seems like an onlooker.

"It's like an angel pouring honey in your ear", Gosling said with a smile.
I wasn't sure until I read the screenplay. (Act accordingly.) But it does something sci-fi movies rarely do anymore, and sequels do even less: it shows us things we've never seen.

He shared: "At the beginning, I was frightened to the core". But then again, The Meaning of the feast of the advance on Blade Runner 2049: 64.558 entries for the first, 60.356 for the second.

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