Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

DVD - 2018
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A young blade runner's discovery of a long buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
Publisher: [Burbank, California] : Warner Home Video, [2018]
Branch Call Number: BLA
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,rda
1 videodisc (164 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in

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publicenemy45
Jun 16, 2018

Wow this is one long movie good visuals though. But I just coulding follow the plot.

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Mark_E_Schitts
Jun 15, 2018

This sequel to Ridley Scott's landmark 1982 science-fiction film picks up the story 30 years later, giving viewers another detailed look at a future in which humanity live in polluted, overcrowded cities and rely on androids known as "replicants" for slave labor. In 2049 Los Angeles, K (Ryan Gosling) works as a "blade runner," a specialized law-enforcement agent dedicated to tracking down and killing rogue replicants. But when he uncovers a shocking conspiracy involving the robot laborers, he searches for the one person who might have answers: a former blade runner named Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who vanished decades earlier.

This sequel to Ridley Scott's landmark 1982 science-fiction film picks up the story 30 years later, giving viewers another detailed look at a future in which humanity live in polluted, overcrowded cities and rely on androids known as "replicants" for slave labor. In 2049 Los Angeles, K (Ryan Gosling) works as a "blade runner," a specialized law-enforcement agent dedicated to tracking down and killing rogue replicants. But when he uncovers a shocking conspiracy involving the robot laborers, he searches for the one person who might have answers: a former blade runner named Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who vanished decades earlier.

This sequel to Ridley Scott's landmark 1982 science-fiction film picks up the story 30 years later, giving viewers another detailed look at a future in which humanity live in polluted, overcrowded cities and rely on androids known as "replicants" for slave labor. In 2049 Los Angeles, K (Ryan Gosling) works as a "blade runner," a specialized law-enforcement agent dedicated to tracking down and killing rogue replicants. But when he uncovers a shocking conspiracy involving the robot laborers, he searches for the one person who might have answers: a former blade runner named Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who vanished decades earlier.

This sequel to Ridley Scott's landmark 1982 science-fiction film picks up the story 30 years later, giving viewers another detailed look at a future in which humanity live in polluted, overcrowded cities and rely on androids known as "replicants" for slave labor. In 2049 Los Angeles, K (Ryan Gosling) works as a "blade runner," a specialized law-enforcement agent dedicated to tracking down and killing rogue replicants. But when he uncovers a shocking conspiracy involving the robot laborers, he searches for the one person who might have answers: a former blade runner named Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who vanished decades earlier.

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mr_chocolate
Jun 15, 2018

I was impressed with this sequel based upon the 1968 novel by Philip K. Dick. A visually dark and gritty film, with appropriate, atmospheric music to help set the post-apocalyptic, dystopian future set in San Francisco.
French Canadian director, Denis Villeneuve was also responsible for other recent fine films, such as the 2013 Prisoners; 2015 Sicario; and the 2016 Arrival.
Well worth the 164 minute journey, as it explores what humanity might look like in the year 2049, thirty years after the original 1982 film, Blade Runner (directed by Ridley Scott with screenplay credits to Hampton Fancher - for both films).
It takes the time that is needed, as we follow the LAPD officer's life and developing character while he delves deeper into a case.
Well worth my time spent to watch this unfold.
My only complaint was with the too small, on screen introduction texts, setting the premise of the film, and locations. Small font and bad colour choices, seem to be happening far too common with film these days. Even at a theatre, any on screen fonts for final credits are way too small and go by way too fast. I like to watch the credits after the film, due to interest and homage to the many people that have put their time in making the film.
The 10+ minute bonus material were not much more than a repeated summary by the director and actors.

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CountAlucard
Jun 15, 2018

Simply terrible in every way. The original film stole from the best: Metropolis, Casablanca, The Big Sleep, Moebius and others. More than Kubrick's 2001 (who’s year is now our past), I think it’s safe to say the original ‘Blade Runner’ film imagined not a possible future but an alternate one: a surreal future rooted in the language of cinema’s past. Hey, the events of the original take place in 2019 so you might as well forget the timely arrival of Spinners! By contrast, Blade Runner 2049 is singularly dull exercise: realistically ‘advancing’ what was a pretty impractical (but beautiful) universe to begin with. Syd Mead's absence is felt. Others here have remarked on the film's slow pace. Slow pacing is fine when the stakes are high or the mystery element is strong but 2049 pretty well tells you exactly where it’s going right from the beginning. Then it’s an interminable two hour bus ride getting you there. Meanwhile Jared Leto mugs it up , super villain style, in I guess his underground swimming pool. A scene between Gosling, a holographic paramour and a Replicant pleasure model seems wholly lifted from a similar set-up in Spike Jonze 'Her (2013). An underground 'resistance' of Replicants ('cuz there has to be one of those right?) comes out of nowhere and sets up a premise for another needless sequel. Ford seems game for some real acting but his efforts are wasted here: the missing element being a flesh-and-blood (and aged) Sean Young to play off. What does an aging Replicant couple look like? I guess we'll never know. The original was a meditation on mortality and you'd think this advanced Deckard would be pondering those thoughts himself in this movie. But nope, it's just another unlikely 'action-gramps' character on par with Ford's other recent exhumations: Han Solo and Indiana Jones. Perhaps this is alibied by Deckard being a replicant. But since this point from the first movie is still left definitively unanswered (sheesh) we can only surmise the senior citizen Ford is more than a match for the younger (and robotic!) Gosling. Prune juice has it's benefits. With the number of partners involved (the credit roll at the start probably sets a new record) I guess it’s not surprising the thing is such a confused mess. The only thing to come out ahead is Edward James Olmos' all-too-brief cameo as Gaff which hints at the intelligent movie this should have been. Otherwise: an airless, pointless and corporate movie experience.

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gpashooh
Jun 06, 2018

A visually stunning sequel that will give fans of the first film something new to explore in the Blade Runner Universe while staying true to the original film. In contrast to the majority of his acting roles, Ryan Gosling actually expresses emotion in a few scenes! (Ironic because he is actually portraying a robot in this one.

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kerve13
Jun 05, 2018

A weird, slow, sci-fi in the same vein as the original.

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moonbk
Jun 05, 2018

I am a fan of Ryan Goslings work in general, however, this movie is rather slow and bloated. I don't know what all the hype was about I found it to be a disappointment. Two stars for the visuals.

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scribby
May 31, 2018

This is one of the few sequels I liked better than the original. A mesmerizing, slowly unfolding, mysterious sci-fi flick with an atmosphere similar to “Arrival” or the “Mars” TV series. It should be seen on as big a screen as possible. The storyline mixes philosophical questions with action in a way that is seldom done. Complaints of misogyny are warranted, though this is merely showing the depths to which the future society has descended.

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anonymouswe
May 29, 2018

This is a poorly directed/edited movie. I found it unnecessarily slow and as a result very boring. Even the fighting sequences are edited at a very a tepid pace. The story was definitely a fitting sequel to the first movie, I thought. The acting was good enough. To some degree even the characters in the movie are a great continuation of the original Blade Runner. It is just slow to the point of boring. I am sure the director has an explanation for all the creative/artistic reasons every insufferable shot is included in the film, but he killed the film attempting to do that. The tone of the film (visually, audibly) carries from Blade Runner very well. Unfortunately, every scene was shot in the slow, eccentric mood, and that just doesn't work for many scenes, especially where there is action. The original had that understanding in the editing of the film, this one misses it entirely and as a result, to me, was a big snooze that just wasn't worth the extension of the story line.

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AlBrit
May 27, 2018

This is the worst sequel since Napoleon 11.

I would have cut about an hour out of it and it might have worked, but almost everything is wrong with this film, except the acting.

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Sam_Stewart
Apr 19, 2018

"Sometimes to love someone, you got to be a stranger. " - Deckard

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jimg2000
Mar 02, 2018

Pages of quotes in IMDb including this title card introduction:

Replicants are bioengineered humans, designed by Tyrell Corporation for use off-world. Their enhanced strength made them ideal slave labor. After a series of violent rebellions, their manufacture became prohibited and Tyrell Corp went bankrupt.

The collapse of ecosystems in the mid 2020s led to the rise of industrialist Niander Wallace, whose mastery of synthetic farming averted famine. Wallace acquired the remains of Tyrell Corp and created a new line of replicants who obey. Many older model replicants - Nexus 8s with open-ended lifespans - survived. They are hunted down and 'retired'

Those that hunt them still go by the name... Blade Runner.

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Sam_Stewart
Apr 19, 2018

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Ron@Ottawa
Mar 01, 2018

Sexual Content: Several scenes of nudity.

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