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Blade Runner 2049
Three decades after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Blade Runner 2049 (Blu-ray) (BD)
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a longburied secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.]]>
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medR R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 8.32 Ounces
- Director : Denis Villeneuve, Denis Villenueve
- Media Format : NTSC, Subtitled
- Run time : 2 hours and 43 minutes
- Release date : January 16, 2018
- Actors : Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright
- Subtitles: : Spanish, English, French
- Producers : Ridley Scott, Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Tim Gamble, Bud Yorkin
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : WarnerBrothers
- ASIN : B075DHS7JK
- Writers : Hampton Francher, Michael J. Green
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #767 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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To say that I was excited about the 2049 sequel would be a huge understatement. I was excited to see the new film. I was equally ready to rip it to shreds if it did not do justice to the original.
I consider myself a student of film having watched movies for sheer enjoyment/entertainment, art or both, for many, many years.
This may be threading on thin ice, but I read an article, a few years ago, that advanced the notion that the average US movie viewer was not capable of understanding the higher concepts of irony, characters that were not black and white (purely good or purely evil), or conflicting concepts in a film. That was the author's reasoning for why films such as the Dutch masterpiece, The Vanishing, was produced in the US with a completely different ending...because American audiences could not handle the original ending.
The Broadway production of Agnes of God was a masterpiece and won Amanda Plummer a Tony. The motion picture was a piece of celluloid crap.
Several of Ridley Scott's films have been re-edited due to the fact that he tried new ideas and it did not go over well at advanced screenings.
I feel that the negative audience reaction to Blade Runner 2049 was due to the fact that Director Denis Villeneuve didn't "blow enough shit up."
Can an American movie viewer not sit through a film as long as 2049 and not enjoy it for its artistic value and not base it on the body count? Yes and No. The fans who watched the film, understood it and have written 4 and 5 stars reviews appear to have gotten it.
The disgruntled 1-star critics apparently have not.
Blade Runner 2049 is art!
A masterpiece? It's very close.
True to the original.
Denis is very proud of this film and should be.
The real irony is that there were hints, in 2049, of a Replicant rebellion. Would Blade Runner 3 have been made into a film with a high body count? Possibly. But the world will never know due to the arm chair critics who shot down Blade Runner 2049 out of pure ignorance and helped discourage film goers from seeing one of 2017's best movies. In spite of high anticipation, Blade Runner 2049 will barely break even at the box office.
On the bright side, there are other ways to see this Sci-Fi classic. If you decide to give it a shot, keep an open mind. Look at it for its entertainment value but also for its artistic merit.
You will not be disappointed.
A total waste of time and money.
The way they went about creating a material culture that fit naturally on the older world was brilliant (there are some videos online by Adam Savage of MythBusters that go into detail on the subject). It all seems very organic and natural. You can readily believe that the world of 2049 is a continuation of the world created in the 1982 original.
The acting is, of course, superb. Jared Leto, Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling all do a wonderful job (and I am not a big Ryan Gosling fan), as did Ana De Armas, whom I had never seen before. There is even an appearance of Mackenzie Davis (Mindy Park in The Martian) as Mariette. She was so good I did not recognize her at first. Former wrestler Dave Bautista is great in a lamentably short appearance.
Safe to say, if you liked the original Bladerunner you will like Bladerunner 2049 unless you don't like sequels on principle. My 14-year-old thought the original took too long to develop a discernible story (and as in that film, 2049 doesn't hand you anything - there is a lot you'll have to figure out on your own) but he's from the video game generation so I'll give him a pass.
Five stars. If ever a film was made for Blu-Ray it is Bladerunner 2049 with its artistic neo-noir Sci-Fi vibe. And I can only wish there were more films like this coming out of Hollywood.
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I had a strange experience with this film. I watched the film in 2D first and thought it was OK, a bit overlong maybe. But watching it a second time in 3D I was amazed to be sucked in to the film's world the way I was. It isn't even that strong a conversion, with many scenes shot in such a way that the 3D struggles to make much of an impact. But simply having depth and volume to people and objects, having flying cars actually flying out in a 3D space, well that makes all the difference and delivers the immersion that a 2D viewing just can't.
I haven't had such a transformative experience in a long time and it's 3D I have to thank for that. Watching movies like this in 3D is like living in the future, after doing that you just can't go back to 2D without feeling a great sense of loss.
I can understand how some people will like it, but likewise I think it is easy to understand why some feel let down.
The film could probably have done with being a lot shorter as well, as a lot of the storyline elements just felt like padding to add to the runtime rather than being necessary plot elements.
I think another way the original benefits over this is the fact that the "bad guys" in this one had no redeeming features, where as in the original, Roy Batty was actually a highly sympathetic character at times, and you kinda felt bad for him. This one kinda felt like the old cliched "evil corporation does something evil" type of story.
3D was good though.
On disc the film looks great. To be upfront I don't have a 4K tv yet so I can't comment directly on the UHD picture quality. I'm a bit disappointed there is no Dolby Vision layer, but any HDR presentation of this film should look amazing. The Blu Ray is very good (watched in 1080p with DTS-MA sound). The extras include some excellant 'world building' shorts focusing on the Black Out that is mentioned in the film and expands Jared Leto and Dave Bautista's characters. Sadly there is no commentary track or evidence of the extra scenes that lead early cuts of the film to top 3 hours of run time. An Ultra Violet code completes the package - but note that as of this review (February 2019) it has been announced that the UV system will be shutting down in the Summer. Also the film is distributed by Sony Pictures in the UK and Warner Brothers in the US so the UV rights from this film will not transfer to any US-based accounts such as VUDU that you may have.
Overall this is a far better film than a 35-year later sequel has any right to be. It's not for those who want fast action and easy to follow or spoon-fed plots, but for those who appreciate deliberate, character-building, beautiful films and who aren't afraid of science fiction, give it a whirl.