Entertainment Review: 'Blade Runner 2049' outclasses original

07:05  06 october  2017
07:05  06 october  2017 Source:   USA TODAY SPORTS

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To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. Review : ' Blade Runner 2049 ' outclasses the influential original with sci-fi spectacle.

Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi sequel is powered by a strong cast (led by Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling) and exceptional filmmaking. Thirty years after the original , a new blade runner unearths a dark secret that could end humanity. USA TODAY.

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K's latest assignment involves confronting an outdated replicant (Dave Bautista in a small but memorable role), and while on the case he also uncovers a buried box that presents an impossibility in replicant science, something that could spark a war between replicants and mankind. (At the risk of spoilers, let's just say it is huge.) He and his boss (Robin Wright) agree to keep the discovery on the down-low — “This could break the world, K,” she tells him — though it doesn’t take long before replicant manufacturer Niander Wallace (Jared Leto), a rich industrialist who pretty much saved civilization some years prior, gets wind of it.

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Villeneuve’s vision of this world is expansive and innovative while continuing Scott’s style-melding aesthetic: In one exquisitely rendered scene, a large neon hologram of a naked woman is contrasted with the familiar noir trope of a dude with a bandaged, bloodied face.

But the new Blade Runner amazes because every aspect is top notch: Hampton Fancher’s story is surprisingly emotional, Benjamin Wallfisch and Han Zimmer’s pounding soundtrack is just as integral as Vangelis’ ethereal original score, and cinematographer Roger Deakins will get his first Oscar if there’s any justice. The sequel takes the futuristic action out of L.A., into the literal dump that is San Diego and Las Vegas’ radioactive wasteland, and the stunning visuals add to the enjoyably visceral experience.

The cast is just as exceptional. K is Gosling’s most engrossing and powerful role to date, and Ford adds gravitas and a fitting sadness to the aging Deckard. As for their co-stars, Hoeks is freakily intense as a scene-stealing villainess, Ana de Armas has a nice multilayered turn as K’s girlfriend Joi, and there’s not nearly enough of Mackenzie Davis as the mysterious escort Mariette.

The first Blade Runner influenced a generation of filmmakers and films; 2049 is the rare sequel that exceeds the original and honestly could be more important in the long run. It’s a moving, masterful movie that demands a rewatch and will wow geeks and mainstream viewers alike — so much so we probably won’t have to wait 35 years for another one.

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