Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who's been missing for 30 years.Director: Denis Villeneuve
Release Date: Oct 06, 2017
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Lennie James.
Rated PG-13 for language, Brief Suggestive Content, Sequences of Sci-Fi Action and Violence
Runtime: 2 hr. 43 min.
Genres: Suspense/Thriller, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Making a sequel to a seminal sci-fi film is a huge task, especially 35 years after the fact. Denis Villeneuve and his cinematographer Roger Denkins deliver a visually mesmerizing film that’s gorgeous from start to finish. It’s an impressive accomplishment that honors the original but also expounds on it. Ryan Gosling ably leads the film with an understated performance that’s surprisingly nuanced and layered. Those expecting a heavy dose of Harrison Ford’s Deckard will be left disappointed since he’s only in the film for a small amount of the film’s runtime. While it’s hard to ignore the high level of craftsmanship and artistry, you do have to wonder if Villeneuve fell a little in love with his creation. The film’s nearly 3 hour runtime isn’t necessary since some scenes seem inconsequential to the overall plot. That’s not to say the film isn’t enjoyable or engaging but I can’t help but feel like there’s a tighter more efficient film in there somewhere.