In many elements, Blade Runner 2049 is much the same as the original film. It was the perfect sequel in that it took the themes from the first film and built on them, while providing a stand-alone piece of art. As far the team here at Nerdformer is concerned, it's one of the best sci-fi films we have seen in a long time, and certainly the equal to the first film. 2049 supersedes its predecessor in a number of ways, and is not only a brilliant sci-fi movie, but one of the best movies of the year. In general, Blade Runner 2049 is well worth a watch if you desire a movie that will cause you to think.
In a nutshell, Blade Runner 2049 is about how folks relate to one another and their technology. The area of cyberpunk is quite believable since it's closely connected with the world of today.
The story is simply as deep and full of symbolism, metaphors and a whole lot of inner meanings to explore as the original was. It begins with a clear hierarchy of male dominants. If you haven't seen the 1982 film, I strongly suggest watching it before you find this new movie. Past the good plot, the movie oozes with symbolical substance that increases the effects of the story whether it be visually or musically. It is filled with images of women's bodies, and this is precisely what Villeneuve is trying to convey.
We want to keep this review "spoiler free", but the original Blade Runner ought to be on anyone's must-see collection of classic films and it is critical to see before embarking on the 163-minute journey of Blade Runner 2049. You'd think that it's 2 hours and 43 minutes is quite a long time for a film, but not when you're hooked from the very first shot.
Just go see Blade Runner 2049, and you can thank us later.