Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Replicants, Glossy Hues, and an Entire Population's Desperate Quest for Nirvana: Blade Runner 2049
A lot of us thought there would never be a sequel. This was one movie that stood so far out on its own ledge, that its defining moments were never thought to be duplicated. Everyone in the loop wondered if there could ever be a sequel, reboot, or anything that even resembled the original. Where do you begin? storyboards upon storyboards, deleted scenes that don't quite work, and the incessant tugging on you as the filmmaker to present to the audience something even close to what Ridley Scott presented more than two decades ago.
What I want all of my readers to understand is how carefully woven the gumshoe tale has been attended to. There really is a case to solve at hand in the making, and during times of modern lore, many stray to the hastily-done plot. A movie that is this visual is hard to simmer down. You are manipulated from the beginning, as you become more and more curious about bleak landscapes, brutal assaults, robots being "retired", and the reasons why you'd want to be a futuristic private investigator in the first place. There is so much to enjoy here, and so many opportunities to sit back and do do.