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“Bladerunner 2049”: No Spoilers

I am going to make this clear for all you spoiler police out there. I will not be releasing any spoilers in this review.

“Blade Runner 2049” has been one of the most anticipated films of 2017, incorporating an all-star cast including Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, among others. “Blade Runner 2049” is based around a group of bioengineered humans, which they call replicants, that have been placed into society to ensure humanity’s survival. Being a “Blade Runner” and sci-fi movie junkie myself, I waited for two years to watch this film and it did not disappoint.

The first thing to point out about this sequel to the 1982 version is that it is extremely long. This movie is 2 hours and 43 minutes full of action, suspense and mind blowing graphics. The picture in this movie is unbelievable and I can tell it will be nominated for an Oscar.

The second thing that must be pointed out is the rave reviews this movie has received, such as an 88 percent from the prestigious Rotten Tomatoes and 87 percent from iMDB.

Harrison Ford returns 35 years later as Rick Deckhard, the original Blade Runner assigned to find and retire replicants who have rebelled. At the end of the first movie, he runs off with a replicate named Rachael. 30 years later, he was still missing and the newest Blade Runner, Officer K (Ryan Gosling, for you ladies), is on his tail trying to find him throughout the movie.

K and his boss (Robin Wright) believe that Rick Deckhard, the detective who has been missing for 30 years, is the one person who could end the whole world as they know it. While K is trying to find Rick Deckhard, he becomes haunted by a past human memory, and he struggles to understand or deal with the fact that it could be an implanted memory or the real thing.

I hope this is vague enough for everybody who is interested in seeing this spectacular movie.

Jumping away from a summary, this movie really plays with your emotions. “Blade Runner 2049” leaves its audience on the edge not knowing what is going to happen next or who is going to turn.

Tragedy jumps into the movie, leaving the viewer flabbergasted–then all of a sudden the director allows the viewers to feel a sense of optimism: then he takes it away again. Just when the audiences thinks they have a grasp of what is going on, the movie ends, leaving its viewers wanting more.

“Blade Runner 2049” is an unbelievable movie, with stunning visual effects and masterful acting, but it is slow at some parts and really requires you to think. I would recommended this movie to anybody, male or female, but my advice is, before you commit to sitting for 3 hours in theaters to watch this movie, watch the prequel so you don’t feel lost at any point.

 

Story by
Jadon Cohee

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