.Following Blade Runner - arguably the Sci-Fi movie that redefined everyone's perspective of the genre - Hollywood golden boy Denis Villeneuve and Movie Titan Ridley Scott combine to assemble a power house of cinematic wonder. The long awaited sequel follows Blade Runner 'K' - Ryan Gosling - who having discovered a long buried secret tracks down long retired Rick Deckard, joining forces to uncover a terrible truth.
Scott's frenetic, dystopian world once again opens up for you to loose yourself in this cinematic tale of near perfection. With 2049 Villeneuve brings a reassuringly safe set of hands to this revered, delicate material. His Arrival shifted the common Sci-Fi formula and enriched the genre as we know it, with parallels to the impact Scott achieved in 82 with Blade Runner.
Similarly to the original 2049 is gradual, subtle and delicate in the way it slowly and deliberately unfolds - blooming as it were from a closed, impenetrable bud into full, radiant technicolour glory. Once again the film develops through kaleidoscopic visuals, rather than relying more on prolonged dialogue, leavings us with wonderfully atmospherical mood.
Gosling adds another significant role to his acting portfolio - surely becoming one of this year's hottest acts. His almost monosyllabic opening soon deepens into a more structured and complex portrayal. Ford delivers his most vulnerable performance in years, allowing 2049 to unlock the often hidden talent of the seventy year old veteran. Thankfully this certainly feels more of a notable come back than his wooden appearance as Han Solo in 2015's The Force Awakens.
Both Blade Runner and 2049 are hugely ambitious films, both celebrations of movie making outside the box, both pushing the envelope visually and conceptually. 2049 carries on the legacy with pride and pomp, joyously opening the lid for the current generation. At this point in time 2049 feels like one of the finest sequels to ever be made. A welcome return to Scott's entrancing world, buoyed by new faces and fresh film making techniques.
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