Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

Blu-ray Disc - 2018
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This sequel to Ridley Scott's landmark 1982 science-fiction film picks up the story 30 years later, giving viewers another detailed look at a future in which humanity live in polluted, overcrowded cities and rely on androids known as "replicants" for slave labor. In 2049 Los Angeles, K (Ryan Gosling) works as a "blade runner," a specialized law-enforcement agent dedicated to tracking down and killing rogue replicants. But when he uncovers a shocking conspiracy involving the robot laborers, he searches for the one person who might have answers: a former blade runner named Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who vanished decades earlier.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: BLU Blade
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (164 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Atmos True HD, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby digital 5.1
video file,Blu-ray video,region A

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aksbrmo1026
Jul 13, 2018

Too many characters to follow, slow pace movie.

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Stresstested
Jul 13, 2018

The original Blade Runner had an edge to it in the plot, characters and action. This follow up has none of that. If you saw and liked the original, nothing we write will stop you from watching this one, but you were warned.

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EvaAndon
Jul 11, 2018

Like most of the quotes comments below; too slow and too long. After reading the director is the same one from The Arrival, makes perfect sense. Both movies were simply boring!
I hope that if a second Blade Runner is coming, that they get someone else to do the movie but here's hoping they leave it alone. 2 hours and 40mins of my life wasted!

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empbee
Jul 11, 2018

Too slow, too long, too sentimental.

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courtws
Jul 09, 2018

Just like the first Bladerunner, I was not surprised to see this one be equally ... DARK. I get that it's dystopian sci-fi and had to keep the same tone as the first, since it's told as 30 years later, but the swearing within the first fifteen minutes and the dark dark DARK futuristic setting had me nearly turning it off. Were the particulates raining down all around LA pollution? or snow? or worse? And how did Harrison Ford's retired character get a casino entirely for himself and his dog?
But something captured my interest and held me to the end, especially the female character locked into a domed room all by herself (won't spoil it by sharing who). Still, just a "meh." For 2 hours and 40 minutes I would have hoped for more. Harrison Ford has a short stint in the second half of the movie and some of the special effects are cool (you'd expect that from this type of movie) but I won't want to watch it again.

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Ky68RasK
Jul 05, 2018

Really good; I liked it even more than the original movie. It appears a sequel is in the offing (that's just judging from the ending: I haven't heard anything concrete about it).

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humbleworm
Jul 03, 2018

I liked the way this sequel continues and extends the original's themes of real versus artificial and what qualifies as human with implanted memories, a VR girlfriend and the potential for replicants to replicate. However, the cyberpunk original felt crowded whereas barrenness and isolation pervades here. I had to explain what was going on to family members a couple of times so plot details may not be clear to everyone.

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falconchrist
Jun 30, 2018

This movie has no soul. I couldn't relate to any of the characters. Ryan Gosling can't act but this was his best role... a robot. Some of the sets were really nice, though.
I didn't know that the director was also responsible for that other dull movie Arrival. Makes sense now.

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charlesrelson
Jun 27, 2018

I love that critic in a previous review (CountAlucard) had to point out 2001 is in the past along with criticism of the film.
I thought movie was impressive despite my lofty expectations. Acting and directing are solid, and if you have 2hours and 45mins to devote to a moody film noir type movie this is well worth the price of admission! One of my favs of the year!

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duane767
Jun 26, 2018

Forging a world all its own but harkening back in little ways to what was. Ryan Gosling was great and Harrison Ford seemed to fit right back into this world regardless of the time that has passed. Quite the visual and audio spectacle. Not the happiest movie that you'll watch this year and not something that will make you think too deeply about life but for those wanting to see where Deckert ends up this is pretty much a must see.

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Sam_Stewart
Apr 19, 2018

"Sometimes to love someone, you got to be a stranger. " - Deckard

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jimg2000
Mar 02, 2018

Pages of quotes in IMDb including this title card introduction:

Replicants are bioengineered humans, designed by Tyrell Corporation for use off-world. Their enhanced strength made them ideal slave labor. After a series of violent rebellions, their manufacture became prohibited and Tyrell Corp went bankrupt.

The collapse of ecosystems in the mid 2020s led to the rise of industrialist Niander Wallace, whose mastery of synthetic farming averted famine. Wallace acquired the remains of Tyrell Corp and created a new line of replicants who obey. Many older model replicants - Nexus 8s with open-ended lifespans - survived. They are hunted down and 'retired'

Those that hunt them still go by the name... Blade Runner.

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Sam_Stewart
Apr 19, 2018

Sam_Stewart thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Ron@Ottawa
Mar 01, 2018

Sexual Content: Several scenes of nudity.

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