Blade Runner 2049 Review

There have been plans for a Blade Runner sequel as far back as 1999 and fans will be happy to see the finished article. Set over 30 years after the original 80’s classic Blade Runner this new movie is directed by Denis Villeneueve and stars Ryan Gosling & Harrison Form in the lead roles. Both these actor’s really do an amazing job in this high action visually spectacular movie. Cinematographer Roger Deakins is sure to be on all the short lists come award time as he gives a cinematography master class in this movie. This looks like the start of a Blade runner revival with plans already in place for more to come.The Movies sees Harrison Ford returning as Rick Deckard who was the blade runner from the first movies who gave up chasing down androids after he fell in love with one. Ryan Gosling plays an eager young Blade Runner who discovers a long buried secret that’s leads him to track down Rick in order to find the answers. The only problem is that nobody has seen rick in 30 years. What follows really is a joy to watch on the big screen as the Hi-Tec all action scenes really look amazing.This movie is so much more than just all out action and high quality special effects, there is also a real story that is well written and certainly good enough to keep  Blade Runner fans both old and new happy. Many will feel the run time of almost 3 hours is a little longer then what was necessary and probably that could be true, but this kind of length is becoming more and more the norm, especially with the high budget Hollywood blockbusters. Blade Runner is definitely one that all fans of science fiction movies should not miss. With some big science fiction movies set for release before the end of 2017, Blade Runner 2049 as certainly set the bar very high.

Rating 4.5/5


Bill Tubbritt