Blade Runner 2049 review
Blade Runner 2049 is a futuristic sci-fi thriller. Warning spoilers ahead. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
The film opens with Ryan Gosling portraying Officer K. A ‘Replicant’ (A replicant is a bioengineered or biorobotic android) who works with the LAPD. He’s trained by a sympathetic but hard as nails police captain who isn’t a replicant. Robin Wright stars as Lieutenant Joshi and sends Officer K (Gosling) on a mission to a farmer–who is a rebel replicant.
After a brief but bloody fight the Replicant is killed. Upon further investigation, Officer K finds a buried trunk containing bones. They discover a secret they do not want to get out…
Rick Deckerd (Harrison Ford ) and a Replicant, Rachael had a child. Something Replicant’s were never supposed to do, but somehow the impossible happened.
Wright sends Gosling to get rid of the child for fear of a war breaking out. Replicant’s were only to be our slaves not be human or have souls and feelings.
Pretty soon Gosling finds himself being hunted. He uncovers evidence making him think he’s the child Rachael and Deckerd conceived many years ago.
Gosling accidentally tips off Niander Wallace (the always delightful Jared Leto). Wallace wants and needs the child to create the perfect replicant. In other words he needs his Replicants to breed. He knows he will be limited in supplies otherwise.
Officer K once the hunter now the hunted must search out Deckerd for answers. Needless to say, Wallace sends his little pets to do the dirty work for him. I won’t tell you who lives or dies but this I will tell there will be two more Blade Runner’s, it was designed to be a three-part saga.
The movie had a dark grungy feel. Had a little nudity. Not too much bad language. There’s only a little Ford and Leto. Leto’s character was blind and smart. Think mad scientist meets college professor and all around bad guy. Yes, he’s creepy. All in all a good movie. Very long movie but good. Can’t wait for next chapter in the saga. More Wallace and Deckerd please!