Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Denis Villeneuve starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto and Ana de Armas, the film is a sequel to the 1982 Ridley Scott film that was based on the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
I have to start off with acknowledging that I have seen every version of the original film, I have read the book and I have also spend a lot of time reading theories and fanfictions about the original movie so needless to say I was very hyped for this film and before you continue reading if you are hyped for it know that I will not talk about any plot points here because going to the film without knowing anything is the best way to go.
Ryan Gosling is the main protagonist of the film, his name is K. and he is a Blade Runner just like Deckard was in the first film and he stumbles upon a bunch of secrets and events that could change the way the world looks at the line that separates humans and replicas, and he did a fantastic job in this film, as a matter of fact all the actors involved did a fantastic job here, who would have thought a day will come that I will say “Dave Bautista is a great actor with some dramatic chops?” well today is that day.
The friend I went to watch the film with was new to the Blade Runner world and the first thing that they noticed was the authentic of the film, it is beyond beautiful Roger Deakins once again comes up with a film that you can freeze every frame of the film and have it hanged on your walls it is absolutely fantastic, which compliments the soundtrack that takes you to the world of 2049 and leaves you there.
what makes this film so special is in a world of franchise building and cinematic universes 2049 stands on its own as a sequel to one of the most impressive films of all time and surpasses it, it doesn’t hurt the original film and it doesn’t also needs it to stand on its own, it finishes the story that starts it and also leaves room for sequels even if they don’t necessarily need to be made, it is a remarkable Sci-Fi film that I will be watching again and again for the years to come.
Verdict: Denis Villeneuve is the new golden boy of cinema, he is one of the most accomplished directors working today alongside giants like Christopher Nolan, and he delivered one of the best Sequels ever made. (10/10)