Blade Runner 2049: A Sequel That Makes the Original Better

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This sequel, set 30 years after the original 1982 Ridley Scott sci-fi film (Check out my review of the original Blade Runner over at The Reelness), has blade runner Ryan Gosling on the hunt for the remaining band of renegade replicants, when he discovers that a predecessor (Harrison Ford) had a child with a replicant – something that could result in a global revolution if made public. Not only are the sequel’s highly innovative visual effects of a dystopian Los Angeles Oscar worthy, but its clever story improves upon and even elevates the original film’s narrative, to the delight of original Blade Runner fans. The weak spots are a film, that at nearly three hours, is a bit long, and despite its length, leaves lots of loose ends. A-


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