Blade Runner 2049 Movie Review

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A long review...I know. But I needed to do this.

The film deserved much more. More at the box office. More at the Oscars. And to me, after rewatching it a 2nd time? It's a modern day classic.

Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green.

A sequel to the 1982 film Blade Runner, the film stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, with Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto in supporting roles. Edward James Olmos also appears briefly in his role from the original film.

Set thirty years after the first film, Gosling plays K, a blade runner who uncovers a secret that threatens to instigate a war between humans and replicants.

Principal photography took place between July and November 2016, mainly in Budapest, Hungary. Blade Runner 2049 premiered in Los Angeles on October 3, 2017 and was released in the United States in 2D, 3D and IMAX on October 6, 2017.

The film was praised by critics for its performances, direction, cinematography, musical score, production design, and faithfulness to the original film. Despite positive reviews, the film was a box office disappointment, grossing just $92 million in North America and $259 million worldwide.
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