Blade Runner 2049

Review by RCRs video producer and resident nerd, JD, follow him @Misadventurer on Twitter

When the original Blade Runner came out, it wasn’t very well received, there have been over 5 different versions that have come out since, some with Harrison Ford’s narration, different font choices for title cards, unicorn dreams, more open ended questions of whether Deckard is or isn’t a replicant.

Despite all the minor variations, what set Ridley Scott’s original film apart from most every other Sci-Fi movie , save for Star Wars was how lived in the world was, the Los Angeles of 2019 was a vast sprawling industrial hellscape, filled with neon and fire, giant megalyths and pyramids dotting the landscape, and the streets teeming with every kind of humanity.

Ridley Scott, has, since declared that Deckard was always a Replicant, despite with the Director’s Cut and Ultimate Editions of the film leading away from that line of thought. Visionary Director, Denis Villaneuve has now taken the reigns of Blade Runner films and with Harrison Ford being older, we can assume a Rick Deckard is not a Replicant, other than that, all we know is how epic Blade Rummer 2049 looks based on this trailer…

In 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX on October 6th
(Alcon Entertainment)

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  • Director: Denis Villeneuve
  • Writer: Screenplay by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, Story by Hampton Fancher, based on characters from the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  • Producers: Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Bud Yorkin, Cynthia Yorkin
    Executive Producers: Ridley Scott, Tim Gamble, Frank Giustra, Yale Badick, Val Hill, Bill Carraro
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista and Jared Leto

Sci Fi Thriller: 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.