#BladeRunner2049 – Review Repost – In Stores Now!!!

Blade Runner 2049 – Budget of $150 – 185 million – 2 hours and 23 minutes

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Blade Runner 2049
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Replicants, bioengineered humans, have gotten better over the past 30 years. They have been integrated into the human culture and can live a normal lifespan because they obey without emotion. However, older models still exist that need to be “retired”. KD9-3.7 or “K” is the latest and best model created by the Wallace Corporation.  Also, K is a Blade Runner for the LAPD.  It is his job to hunt down the older models and retire them.  On a hunt, he scans the grounds and finds a buried box.  Once the box is dug up, bones of a female are found.  They are saddened to learn she died in childbirth.  However, they are shocked to learn that she was a Nexus 6 Replicant that died 30 years ago.  Lt. Joshi, K’s commander, tells him to destroy all the evidence of the birth, including the child.  If word gets out that replicants can have children, it could cause a war.  When K starts to investigate, he goes back to the home of his last hunt.  He finds a tree where the box was buried and sees a carving that reads 6 – 10 – 21.   The date shakes the core of his belief and sends him on a mission to find out the truth about the baby, the mother, and himself.

With characters from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick and the sequel to Blade Runner, this is a great continuation of the story (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  It connects information about the past with things going on in 2049.  It does help to see the first movie before seeing the sequel.   And yes, this is a sequel and it contains a very compelling mystery of a lost child and a lost K, grabs your attention and can live up to the first movie.  The graphics are strong and encompasses the prequel with this sequel while bringing something new.  Blade Runner 2049 has walking adds like its predecessor but adds the visual eye candy of a “sync”.  This cannot be explained, only experienced.  It keeps dark imagery in most scenes while adding light with open floor plans and snow.  One problem was the movie’s running time.  It was too long.  Also, 3D nor Dolby was needed.  3D is just unnecessary.  However, the Dolby’s sound system often drowned out the actors and made it hard to hear.  So, see it in IMAX at full price, but see the 1st one first.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars

How does it feel hunting your own kind – Mr. Norton

I never retired something that was born before – K

He liked working alone. So did I. So we worked together to keep it that way – Gaff

We have lost the stomach for slaves. Unless it’s engineered – Niander Wallace

Madame – Luv

I always knew you were special – Joi

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