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2017, Dystopian Future

BLADE RUNNER 2049 (2017)

Duration 2h 43m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story The first Blade Runner and the Phillip K Dick story “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”.
Writer/s Script Hampton Fancher, Michael Green
Writer/s Story Hampton Fancher
Director Denis Villeneuve
Starring Ryan Gosling, Dave Bautista, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Lennie James, Barkhad Abdi, Harrison Ford, Sean Young
Elevator Pitch K is a police agent whose job is to hunt down Nexus 8 replicants still hidden in the environment. But his work leads him to be tasked with finding the offspring of a human and a replicant, believed to be impossible, and thought by his superior to endanger humanity. As time passes he begins to believe that he might be hunting himself.
Content Numerous terrific set pieces as K travels through the LA environment both civilised and desolate, and interacts with his holographic girlfriend. There is hand to hand combat, and people, or replicants, are shot or stabbed. Some female nudity, but of replicants or holograms – so does that count? Some drinking.
A View Blade Runner is one of the many Phillip K Dick stories to be filmed, and actually not the best, but the original BR has made it a classic. This film suggests that it does not matter if you are a replicant which may be closer to the story. But honestly I thought it was too ponderous, so you’ve got to be a fan to like it. I dropped off for a bit but I don’t think I missed anything important. Later – went to see it again. Understood it better but still nearly dropped off.

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Author of this site three technical books and two novels

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