Short Answer… yes, the Blade Runner 2049 Plot Adds Up
What’s it all about?
The plot follows Ryan Gosling as “Joe,” a blade runner who stumbles upon a dark secret and becomes a target of a mysterious replicant corporation. As vague as this might sound, going into detail might reveal spoilers.
Like the original film, Blade Runner 2049 examines philosophical questions like ‘what is life‘ and by extension, what does it mean ‘to live.’ It is through action and “show, don’t tell” imagery that we see Ryan Gosling’s character trying to answer these questions.
Why it works?
The most impressive aspect of this movie is the visual effects and musical score — the garish setting perfectly matches the eerie tone. If you really liked the original Blade Runner, you’ll probably feel nostalgia while watching Blade Runner 2049.
I liked the fact that Gosling’s performance is both subtle and indirect. It’s very fitting for the character he’s portraying. Despite the brevity of Harrison Ford’s performance, his appearance added a lot of value in connecting the Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 story lines. But the great part about Blade Runner 2049 is that it feels like it’s own independent movie.
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