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IT does not happen often, but sometimes a belated sequel is justified.
About 35 years after Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner faltered at the box office, left its limited audience and critics scratching their heads, but later reassessed, the world of replicants and their hunters is revisited.
Keeping in tune with the first stylistically and structurally, but expanding on the established lore, round two has LAPD blade runner K (Ryan Gosling), whose job is to retire bioengineered humans who have gone rogue, uncovering a long covered up mystery about a particular model.
His investigation puts him in danger but also leads him to former cop Deckard (Harrison Ford), who has been in hiding for 30 years.
The studio is asking viewers
and reviewers to keep plot points off the internet, but the script is fairly straightforward.
This is visual filmmaking at its best. With director Denis Villeneuve in charge, we are left to marinate in this dystopian future.
With a rousing soundtrack and sound effects, the experience is enveloping. Cinematographer Roger Deakins’ achievements are masterful and hijack focus.
could take the crown for the best film even with the sound off.
They love full sun, thrive in low nutrient rich soils, tolerate wind, and thrive in our wet winters.
Five tips for growing healthy varieties
1. Lots of direct sunlight 2. Water only when the soil is dry 3. Dead head the flowers when required 4. They look amazing with slow release fertiliser sprinkled around the root ball twice a year
5. Cut back plants that are outgrowing containers and plant directly into the garden to propagate new plants
What are common mistakes people make when growing succulents?
Most people don’t know that succulents are generally sun lovers, this means they won’t thrive indoors. Colourful succulents do best outside.
Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling.