Blade Runner 2049 takes place 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.
Review: I'll admit that I saw Blade Runner for the first time this week. On the first viewing it did not completely wow me, but after more viewings and looking into the meaning it grew on me. This was not the case for 2049, I was hooked from the very start. This is a sci-fi masterpiece that touches on the themes of what it means to love, what it means to live, and how our choices define us. It's an artistic film that doesn't beat you over the head with the messaging and doesn't come across as pretentious (see mother!). It perfectly captures the feel of the first film while not relying too heavily on its story, creating a film that even new filmgoers can enjoy. The acting by everyone in the film is amazing no matter how large the part, the score is some of the best of the year, and the cinematography is some of the best in film history. And even though it is a slow burn noir investigation, the story moves along enough to make you not notice the 160 minute run time. I know this film is not for everyone (hint - if you feel very negatively about the first then this film is not for you.), but it's the rare sequel that equals and many ways exceeds it's predecessor.
Bottom Line: It's a sci-fi masterpiece that's earned the #1 spot for my Top 10 this year.
Similar Films: Blade Runner
road to 52
I'm a guy that really loves movies and I've set a goal to try and see 52 different films in a year. I've decided to share that journey and my 100% correct opinion on the films I see with the couple people who might read this.
Previous Years Stats -
2014 - 50 (61 With Repeats)
2015 - 51 (62 With Repeats)
2016 - 50 (58 With Repeats)
*Also, fun fact, I am not a writer nor do I strive to be one. There will be garmmatical errors in this blog :).
2017 top 10 (So far...)
1. Blade Runner 2049
3. Baby Driver
4. War of The Planet of The Apes
5. Wonder Woman
6. Guardians Vol. 2
7. Spider-Man Homecoming
8. King Arthur Legend of The Sword
9. Get Out
10. American Made
I don't think giving one score to a film is fair. There's a lot of aspects that go into making a film. Some are made as an art form trying to convey a message, others are simply entertainment, and some attempt to be both, So I want to answer the main questions that any kind of filmgoer would want to hear in a friendly conversation. My reviews are meant to be simple, quick, and very informal :).