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Thirty years 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.
Sci-Fi Thriller - Like the original 1982 film, this is a slow-moving and somber science
fiction drama with action in it, so don't let the mayhem-heavy
advertising fool you; also, this film is close to 3 hours long.
Harrison Ford returns from the original film, but he plays a
distinctly supporting turn to lead Ryan Gosling. Some other familiar
faces have substantial supporting roles, such as Robin Wright, while
others like Dave Bautista have limited screen time. Some language,
violence, sexual content, and general adult themes make the film not
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Very Good ...a film that rivets the attention, excites the imagination, and engages the mind. In an era of instant gratification and mindless spectacle, how often can a big-budget science fiction franchise film make such a claim?
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good ...it's clear from the beginning that this no mere piece of nostalgic fan service. ...one of the most deeply philosophical and challenging sci-fi films of all time, a movie that never holds your hand as it spirals the viewer through its gorgeous funhouse of the human soul.
NY PostFull Review Average Like the 20-foot-tall ballerina holograms pirouetting through its decrepit Los Angeles streets, "Blade Runner 2049” is hauntingly beautiful, technologically stunning and low on substance. It faithfully upholds the architecture of Scott's futuristic world but fails to conjure its wonderful strangeness...
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 47 moviegoers:
TEENS: Five of the six males loved "Blade Runner 2049." There were no females.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: All three males loved it, but the lone female rated it just "fair."
ADULTS: Half the males and 40% of the females loved it. Another 25% of the males and close to 20% of the females indicated that they enjoyed it very much. Approximately 20% of the males and females rated it just "average," with 5% of the males and 20% of the females rating it "fair."