"Blade Runner 2049" Continues a Cult Classic

Jared Leto as Niander Wallace

Decker aka Harrison Ford is a retired Blade Runner who wants nothing to do with his former employer.

A Blade Runner is a detective whose job is to retire (kill) replicants who have gone rogue.

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The rich smooth blend with aromatic and vanilla flavours will be bottled at 49% ABV - a nod to the futuristic period in which Blade Runner 2049 is set. All kidding aside, Gosling does make the character work for the sequel nearly mirroring Ford with both a serious side and a compassionate one when necessary.

Officer K has to track down Deckard, who has since gone missing.

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Snapshot: Ridley Scott's 1982 neo-noir sci-fi gem "Blade Runner" gets a long-awaited sequel. She opened the segment with the declaration that she had brought drinking glasses to the interview because they were original to the first Blade Runner movie. After 35 years-a longer period of time in the real world than the time that elapses between the stories of Blade Runner's 2019 and the sequel's 2049-is this movie, finally, a continuation worthy of the Blade Runner name? Reporters from The Washington Post were not asked to sign this, but because the film contains many genuine pleasures and surprises, large and small, it really is best to know the least about this film. While the original may be the sharpest "Blade" movie ever, these others had their points.

And honestly, that's probably about as specific as I should get. But Blade Runner 2049 also has its own mysteries, its own look and its own way of doing things, starting with Gosling's character, the enigmatically named K. Like Deckard before him, he's a so-called "blade runner" with the Los Angeles police department, charged with retiring rogue replicants who've thrown off their slave status in order to live lives their human creators never intended. In addition to the standard "What makes someone human?" stuff that was farmed in from the first movie, one character references a metaphorical wall that separates us, and the freaky, unpredictable Los Angeles weather winks at some particularly extreme climate change.

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K is a blade runner seeking out-modeled replicants to "retire" when he stumbles upon the remains of a replicant woman who apparently died in child birth. The film also stars Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Barkhad Abdi, Dave Bautista, and Lennie James. Its slick surfaces and the atmospheric synthesizer score by Vangelis, not to mention Daryl Hannah's hair and some serious shoulder pads, made "Blade Runner" an electric portrait of 1980s soullessness.

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