I would like to take a moment to pay homage to a piece of art that exhibits what I consider to be one of the best theatrical displays of writing & cinematography that I’ve witnessed thus far in 2017.
Quite the statement, I know. Yet Blade Runner 2049 is without question a spectacle one has to experience in the theatre. I don’t lament about too many movies but I certainly have to give credit where credit is due. Writers Hampton Rancher and Michael Green are officially monumental in this masterpiece comprised of stunning visuals, a gripping plot and phenomenal acting.
I want this film to be stapled to this site because I truly believe in it’s achievement of cinematic splendor. The plot offers a story continuation of the groundbreaking original film that was made in 1982. The original Blade Runner offered a dark and visceral reality that man truly is the destroyer of his own humanity. The dark stoicism of the first film bleeds over in the newest iteration of Ridley Scott’s take on his apocalyptic vision of earth.
Harrison Ford shows up late in Blade Runner 2049 but in doing so pumps the already palpable story up to a degree that truly can be appreciated. Ryan Gosling is in rare form but offers a prosaic vessel of evolutionary humanity. While playing opposite, Jared Leto is truly in a role of a villain whom can be appreciated as true evil and dark portent which personifies the de-humanizing vapidity of power and control. This is a truly beautiful film of self-discovery amidst a chaotic world bent on pleasure. Gosling’s character, as inhuman as he may be, defines what true humanity is in the end. What it actually means to be human. You will leave the theatre satisfied.
I give this movie a 10 out of 10 because it securely defines a cinematic experience as well as a grandiose work of visual and subtextual vitality.