"Blade Runner 2049" is a modern day science-fiction masterpiece

BLADE RUNNER 2049 “Who me?”

Bottleneck Gallery has teamed up with Warner Bros.to give out these super cool Blade Runner 2049 posters, for free, at its booth (number 2160) at New York Comic-Con, during the final three days of the convention. She was made by Tyrell, who is the head of Tyrell Corp, the company that invented replicants. No definitive answer has ever been revealed, but, without giving it fully away, director Denis Villenueve and co-writers Hampton Fancher and Michael Green dispense with any mystery regarding K's status nearly immediately.

Blade Runner 2049 comes to cinemas October 6. Maybe "Blade Runner" wore its complexities on its sleeve, too.

At least not until This Morning's Alison Hammond sat down to talk to Ford and his Blade Runner 2049 co-star Ryan Gosling in London recently, and kicked the interview off by admitting that she'd never seen the original movie. The film also stars Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Barkhad Abdi, Dave Bautista, and Lennie James.

The ever-reliable Gosling ("La La Land", "Blue Valentine") is, as you'd expect, quite good here.

It would be nice if we'd gotten a bit more of Ford, but in his handful of scenes, he slips into the now-30-years-older Deckard with relative ease.

"Show me the money", Ford joked back.

One of the most fun and/or heartbreaking aspects of the new film is K's relationship with Joi (Ana de Armas), a woman who exists purely as a hologram - and yet so much more. He's done this especially with last year's Arrival.

Blade Runner 2049 harks back to the original, it isn't the 1982 Blade Runner, the sci-fi thriller that was a box office failure; it's the dreamy arthouse Blade Runner that Scott refashioned it into over the years. They were used as slave labour because they were better than humans in every way and believed to be incapable of human thought. Again, though, this movie tries to get at something new, even if it feels far-fetched. A big fan of the original - he is said to have received the blessing of Scott, who is counted among the film's producers - the director is meticulous and purposeful in executing his vision.

The role of "K" presents a real challenge for Gosling, who has to engage us with a character who is, by design, emotionless for most of his screen time.

Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel thirty-five years in the making, and by all accounts, is a modern classic, so if fans have to bide their time for a few extra years while another sequel organically gestates, so be it.

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