Following his discovery of a long-enshrouded secret that could engender a chaotic war, blade runner K finds ventures into a quest to find blade runner Rick Deckard, whose whereabouts have not been known for almost three decades.
The film premiered at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on October 3, 2017. It was released in the rest of the U.S. in several formats: 2D, 3D, and IMAX on October 6, 2017. Dubbed by critics as one of the best films of 2017, Blade Runner 2049 was highly commended for its performances, direction, cinematography, musical score, production design, visual effects, and congruity with the first film. Blade Runner 2049 earned countless awards and nomination from several award-giving bodies. Despite achieving critical acclaim, the film was not a commercial success, grossing only $259 million worldwide vis-à-vis its production budget of $150–185 million. Ridley Scott attributed the film’s box office failure to its slow-paced length, saying that half an hour could have been scrapped out of the film. Deadline Hollywood also had the same commentary on Blade Runner 2049’s underperformance. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes assigned the film a high approval rating of 87% based on 366 reviews, praising Blade Runner 2049’s cinematography and storyline. Metacritic similarly gave the film a score of 81/100 based on 54 critics. Market research firm CinemaScore’s poll resulted in an average grade of A- from the film's audiences.
about the movie
Directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay penned by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 American neo-noir science fiction film. It is a sequel to the 1982 film Blade Runner, starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto. The film is set three decades following the events in the first film.