A still from Blade Runner 2049. Every frame of Denis Villeneuve’s 2017 sequel, produced by Blade Runner director Ridley Scott, is pinch-yourself beautiful.

Classic American films: Blade Runner 2049 – immaculate but uninvolving Denis Villeneuve sequel

  • Like Ridley Scott, who made the original Blade Runner, Villeneuve is great at world-building, and every frame of the 2017 film is pinch-yourself beautiful
  • But its sexual politics are troubling, bringing back Harrison Ford’s Deckard doesn’t fully work, and for a treatise on humanity it doesn’t have much of its own
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A still from Blade Runner 2049. Every frame of Denis Villeneuve’s 2017 sequel, produced by Blade Runner director Ridley Scott, is pinch-yourself beautiful.
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