Talking secrets and styles with the cast of 'Blade Runner 2049'

Share

But it's a line that resonates beyond the robotic reality of "Blade Runner". Executive produced by Ridley Scott, the film arrives in theaters on October 6. This sequel has been a long, long time coming, and fans have generally fallen somewhere between extremely excited and deeply skeptical.

A run-in with one particular replicant starts a chain reaction of events that leads K to questioning his entire existence.

According to the media review website, RottenTomatoes.com, 99 percent of users want to see "Blade Runner 2049". "No, I said show me the script".

Blade Runner 2049 is released in United Kingdom cinemas on October 5th, 2017.

That doesn't make it flawless, of course.

To describe any other aspect of the puzzle-like narrative of "Blade Runner 2049" would be giving away too much. Yet the original film ended with so many ambiguities that it has been fairly crying out for a follow-up.

Taking characters from Phillip K. Dick's 'Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep', and re-recruiting the first film's co-writer, Hampton Fancher, alongside Logan and Murder On The Orient Express scripter Michael Green, Villeneuve and co. have crafted a genuinely surprising, absolutely mind-blowing cinematic experience - perhaps of one the best films of the decade. But even more so, the original didn't exactly end with a concrete point to spawn a sequel or series.

Palestinians get place in Interpol
The approval vote requires the Palestinians to pay membership dues worth 0.03 percent of the Interpol budget. The global policing body backed membership for "the State of Palestine" at its annual general assembly.


But Villeneuve said it was the originality behind the new movie that convinced him to commit to the project. Blade Runner 2049 proudly upholds that tradition with unusual little flourishes packed into every frame. It's a performance that borrows a lot from Gosling's work in Drive, swapping a silver scorpion jacket for a futuristic trench coat with a fur-lined collar, but it definitely works. Less impressive is Niander Wallace, the new villain played by Jared Leto, who appears exclusively to give big, scenery-chewing bad guy speeches (though his right-hand woman, played by relative newcomer Sylvia Hoeks, makes a stronger impression).

K is a blade runner seeking out-modeled replicants to "retire" when he stumbles upon the remains of a replicant woman who apparently died in child birth.

So K is an officer whose mission is to find Rick. Both actors have also always demonstrated more obvious wariness toward the press than most. This question is never answered in the first movie. It's not much, but it's there if you're looking for it. When K discovers a box buried by a replicant - its contents suggest something impossible - the wall between man and machine crumbles a little. Yet while "2049" still stands out from the pack, it lacks the mystery of the original.

However, the real star of "Blade Runner 2049", just as in the original, are the impeccable and downright gorgeous visuals, this time through the masterful eye of legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins. And yet, for most of its running time, I found myself intrigued by what it had to offer. Again, though, this movie tries to get at something new, even if it feels far-fetched. Blade Runner 2049 is wise enough to provide just enough new context on that mystery while opening a brand-new mystery of its own.

Suffice it to say, I am not the prime audience for the sequel 35 years in the making, Blade Runner 2049.

Ridley Scott's 1982 movie Blade Runner is one of the most influential films ever made.

Speaking of effects - where there is a lot of them employed throughout - it never feels like you're watching something generated in a computer, and Villeneuve opts for practical props and enormous sets where possible.

Share