Blade Runner 2049
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
Country of Origin: UK-USA-Canada 2017 163 mins. (15)
Released by Sony Pictures
An hallucinogenic, neon lit, breathtaking visual feast, Ryan Gosling's the real deal and Denis Villeneuve's at the top of his game.
Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner 2049' picks up 30 years after since Ridley Scott's classic 'Blade Runner' with android hunter Rick Deckhard (Harrison Ford) realising that life has value and tired of killing has gone into hiding with Rachael (Sean Young). The Tyrell Corporation which built the original androids has gone and industrialist Niander Wallace (Jared Leto) heads a new corporation which has perfected slave-like subservient bio-engineered replicants who walk freely amongst humans. The Replicant problem's still around and LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a happy man with Joi (Ana De Armas), a wow, virtual reality girl who can offer whatever he needs, is the man to track them down. Uncovering a long buried secret that could affect the human and android future, K's dispatched by his LAPD boss Lt. Joshi (Robin Wright) to find Rick Deckhard and Wallace's enforcer Luv (Sylvia Hoeks) has him in her sights.
Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer's atmospheric electronic score, Michael Green and Hampton Fancher spot-on script, Dennis Gassner's production design, Roger Deakin's visually haunting, Oscar deserving cinematography and Ryan Gosling, the perfect cast as K, plus Harrison Ford who never ceases to amaze, drops Blade Runner 2049 into one of the top films of the year - a breathtaking, blockbuster, should see, must see, spectacular triumph that oozes style and in a cinematic world of CGI, it all seems so real.