Blade Runner 2049: A Compelling Dystopian Fantasy Adventure

Loaded with special effects Blade Runner 2049 did not get the welcome it expected at the box office. However the film’s reputation grew over time thanks to its unique visual style and stylized view of a bleak future. Blade Runner 2049, with new-age visual and sonic experience tries to stay faithful to its roots while expanding in new narrative directions.

The long-awaited sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed science fiction movies of all time Blade Runner (1982), the film stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, with Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto in supporting roles. Stretched over 163-minute run time the neo-noir science fiction film is directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green.

Denis Villeneuve's Runner reboot is set thirty years after the original film, the story depicts a replicant blade runner named K, who discovers the remains of a once-pregnant replicant. To prevent a possible war between species, K is secretly tasked with finding the child and destroying all evidence related to it, leading him to discover that the child bears a connection to missing blade runner Rick Deckard.

Blade Runner 2049 premiered in Los Angeles on October 3, 2017 and was released in the United States on October 6, 2017, in 2D, 3D and IMAX. The sci-fi sequel received acclaim from critics, with some regarding it as one of the best sequels ever made.

Despite good buzz and glowing reviews from critics, Blade Runner 2049 opened by bringing $31.5 million domestically at the box office, a figure well below expectations as the film reportedly cost more than $150 million to make. As the film takes on the challenge of following-up a beloved 35-year-old cult favorite, audiences seems to be disappointed with Villeneuve’s effort. Despite weak box office opening, handsomely crafted dystopian fantasy is a stunning movie experience.

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