Blade Runner 2049
Thirty-five years after Harrison Ford hunted androids in Los Angeles, we get the longanticipated sequel to Blade Runner. The original 1982 film was directed by Ridley Scott ( The
Martian) and left a major imprint in pop culture, even though it was not a box office success. Canadian director Denis Villeneuve has taken over directing duties and, like he did with the Amy Adams sci-fi Arrival, he brings with him a bold vision.
Harrison Ford returns to one of his most iconic roles, but leading man duties have been taken on by Ryan Gosling ( La La Land) and he is joined by new cast members Jared Leto ( Suicide Squad) and Dave Bautista ( Guardians of the Galaxy).
The original film is remembered most fondly for its evocative music and influential design of a futuristic neon-filled LA, which have been copied and replicated by filmmakers since it premiered. Both of these are a heavy part of this new film. In many ways Blade Runner 2049 feels similar to the recent Mad
Max: Fury Road: it is a stylish continuation of a long-dormant franchise, but with all of the slick and mega-budget modern thrills that audiences today expect.