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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

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Vilma Szécsi ...
Angry Old Lady
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Joi
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Nandez
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Coco
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File Clerk
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Luv
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Sallie Harmsen ...
Female Replicant
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Freysa
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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. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Rated R for violence, some sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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$150,000,000 (estimated)

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AUD 4,528,430 (Australia) (8 October 2017)
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Initially, Denis Villeneuve was against the concept of a sequel to Blade Runner (1982), as he felt it could violate the original. But after reading the script, which he and Harrison Ford have described as "one of the best" they have ever read, he committed to the project, stating that Ford was already involved at that point: "To be very honest with you, Harrison was part of the project before I arrived. He was attached to it right from the start with Ridley [Scott]. I met him and he's honestly one of the nicest human beings I've met and is one of my favorite actors of all time, so for me it's a lot of pleasure." See more »

Goofs

The forensic autopsy of Rachael's bones mentioned that she died during childbirth BUT it was also mentioned that the bones were 30 years old in 2049 which makes Rachael's death occur in 2019. This makes the 6-10-21 inscription on both the wooden horse and Sapper's tree contradictory to the forensic findings in police morgue/lab. See more »

Quotes

K: [to Joi] I have to go, they'll be after me soon.
Joi: I'm coming with you.
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Crazy Credits

The film's title is hidden in the opening text. The text ends with "Blade Runner" in red and the next shot says "California 2049", where "2049" is in red. The three red words make up the film's title. See more »

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Summer Wind
Written by Johnny Mercer, Hans Bradtke and Henry Mayer
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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8 October 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Similar responses to the original Bladerunner when it came out in 1982 (when feel-good hit ET was in theaters) and how people didn't know what to make of the then bleak, slow-paced Sci-Fi film. This is not unlike introducing Guardians of the Galaxy fans to 2049 today, an even darker, longer journey into the same Sci-Fi world. I can understand why some people might not like it, mostly due to attention spans and needing more explosions and violence with hyper-editing and a groovy soundtrack. This is not a knock on those movies, this is just a different genre. And just like the original, not everybody gets it or truly appreciates what has been accomplished here. This is a BIG movie, with a mystery that leaves you thinking and knowing that no matter what your first opinion is, a second viewing is required to even begin grasping everything you just saw. And not everybody wants to do that because they don't want to be challenged. They want the eye-candy action, a foot-tapping soundtrack and a vegetable soup ending spelled out for them (in 2 hours or less). So no, this movie is not for them.

However, if you're a fan of the original Bladerunner and that particular dystopian world, this movie takes it to another level. After seeing the original film, I remembering wondering what the world outside of the dark LA nights in 2019 would be like? And that is just one of the ways 2049 has expanded that notion, leaving an open door to an even bigger world with deeper questions beyond it. Yes it is a long and relatively slow paced movie (by design), and so was 'Once Upon a Time in the West'. And yet just like that movie as well as the original Bladerunner, over time, this too will get more and more appreciation with age (and wisdom) for those who truly appreciate the art of film-making. It's not perfect, no movie ever will ever to everybody will it? But it is an amazing achievement and I look forward to my next viewing with different eyes, taking in what I may have missed because there is so much to see and overlook.


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