It’s 30 years after the original Blade Runner story, and LAPD officer K (Ryan Gosling) unearths a body that threatens to destroy the remainder of human society on earth. Instead of hunting down runaway robot replicants, he must now discover the location of the long-missing Detective Deckard (Harrison Ford), who holds the key not only to the body’s identity, but probably the future of the human race.
RATED: Blade Runner 2049 is rated MA15+ for strong violence
AUDIENCE: Blade Runner 2049 is a must for fans of the first film, and those who enjoy deep, many-layered science fiction.
WHAT’S GOOD: The cinematography by Roger Deakins is amazing, the sound track will rival Dunkirk at the Academy Awards.
WHAT’S NOT: The film is long – 163 minutes! – and so slow going at times for those who might be unfamiliar with the original Blade Runner.
SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING: Like most science fiction films involving artificial intelligence, we discover that human beings might be creative, but they don’t make very good Creators. We are capricious, cruel and in no way demonstrate the love and concern God showed towards us. More so, Blade Runner 2049 demonstrates that human beings are only really human when they reflect our most human qualities – love, mercy, forgiveness – but they can’t do that if they’re ignoring the God who gave them, can they?
RELEASE DATE: Available in cinemas