by Lola Hemmat
★★★★★ Rated: R
Genre: Action, Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure
I know some people can be a sucker for the original film, but I for one, was very impressed by this year's new and compelling sci-fi fantasy.
The new and improved “Blade Runner” movie shows a new story, about Officer K, a new and improved replicant working for the LAPD, who has the job of a blade runner, “retiring” the unsafe replicants of the past. In this post apocalyptic world, the replicants are treated like trash, as if they are just parasites, like they are slaves slaves. Officer K is a good “person”, he never has stepped out of line and is good at his job, but after a chain of events, K grows more of a conscience after being assigned a new task, and tries to figure out the disappearance of Rick Deckard.
If you ask someone who has seen the film, what are your favorite three things that you recall, they will almost always say, the visual effects, the sound, and the acting. Thirty-five years ago there wasn’t many options for what they could do visually, the movie still came out great but now it’s 2017 and there is so much more movie makers can do. Every single time something with special effects came on the screen, I was amazed, no raunchy “Twilight” moments in this movie. The score for the movie enhances the overall greatness of the movie by ten fold. It changes with every scene making everything more dramatic, so by the time you are done with the movie you are looking up on the iTunes Store if you can buy it. And the acting, it’s like the casting agent for “Blade Runner 2049” hit the jackpot of great actors. Just a few of the people who are starring movie, are Ryan Gosling, Ana De Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, and coming back to help unravel the mystery is Harrison Ford.
I would and will watch this movie again, and I recommend you do to. “Blade Runner” was a great film that will be remembered, and I believe that “Blade Runner 2049” adds a fantastic and updated way of looking at the franchise, while staying true to the tone of the original. Without a doubt, the amazing acting, stellar visuals and engaging plot all produce five out of the five stars I am able to give.
Remember: If you are under seventeen you must watch this film with an adult, or an adult's permission, because it is rated R.