Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

"Sometimes to love someone, you got to be a stranger.."

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Cinematographer:  Roger Deakins

  • Camera: Arri Alexa Mini, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses. Arri Alexa XT Studio, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Blade Runner 2049 takes place 30 years after the original and it is truly a master piece. This plot follows a new blade runner LAPD officer K-- and K's character played by Ryan Gosling is fantastic. All the characters in this film are really well developed, including Joi, K's AI girlfriend, who reminds me of the AI of the movie HER (2013). The cinematography of 2049 is outstanding, this is done through Denis's vision of making sure he uses as much practical sets as possible. This helps the actors portray their characters better, and this helps Roger Deakins with his photography. Using real sets also means adding in the CG isn't as tedious. The colors in this film is amazing it really stays true to the original blade runner, but obviously better. The colors are so well played in this film. The lighting and colors are really their own character, they mean that much to this film. I also want to mention the soundtrack in this film as it is also masterful. I have been listening to this soundtrack in my car driving to school and work and it is incredible - Truly creates a atmosphere and puts you in the world of Blade Runner 2049. This film overall is amazing and I want to say I enjoy it more than the original (2007 cut obviously). That being said I think both of these films are classics.