Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Story: Hampton Fancher
Screenplay: Hampton Fancher, Michael Green
Producers: Andrew.A.Kosove, Broderick Johnson
Production company: Alcon Entertainment, Columbia Pictures
Music directors: Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch
Cinematographer: Roger Deakins
Editor: Joe Walker
Release date: 27-10-2017
Censor certificate: A
Duration: 2hrs, 46mins
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Ryan Gosling is a Blade Runner, he kills Dave Bautista as he is a reluctant. He cracks a suitcase which is stuffed with human bones of a dead body. How the blade runner and his head takes forward this case and what happens after that forms the remaining story.
Denis Villeneuve’s direction is commanding, he has taken the stuff in the paper without any mistakes. Hampton Fancher’s script is complex and great too with some high moments. The twists are solid and not much predictable. Ryan Gosling’s performance is awesome, his expression are just perfect to the situations. Harrison Ford comes in place in the final 45mins, he has played his part well. Ana de Armas as the AI girl rocks throughout with heavy emotions. Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch’s background music is wonderful, their scoring makes sense and leaves silent at required places. Roger Deakins’s cinematography is ultimate, be it color tone or angles, his work is too good. Costumes, art work and stunt team have all given their best and the outcome looks worthy. Futuristic thinking is appreciable. Certain complicated ideas are handled with ease. Climax is also satisfactory.
Hampton Fancher and Michael Green’s screenplay is dull with countless number of lag. Even a tortoise will move a little despite the slow factor, but this film gets stuck at the same point in between two high points. The sluggish pace is sure to test everyone’s patience and that happens to be the biggest dip of the movie. Film runs for 166mins, easily the team could made it as a 2hrs film as gives the one-day long feel to the viewer. Joe Walker’s editing is bad, though the team is also responsible for this, providing such a long-drawn out movie. Even few tiny things are explained in detailed manner is unnecessary step. Dave Bautista’s character is tend to be an important one, but he appears only in one scene, hence there’s zero impact. Jared Leto’s villain characterization is weak, also his screen space is very less to register his role in audience’s mind. Few scenes reminded a some old films. The main drawback of the movie is its connectivity issue, since it happens in 2049 the concepts, few advanced factors showcasing without any proper explanation are hard to focus. Also Harrison Ford could’ve had some more time to spend on screen. The wholesome element is missed, and the boring factor is driven all the way as the it revolves mostly on Ryan for full time.
Substantial script packed with good technicalities and performances, but fails to impress with a dead slow pace & long run.
Movie Rating – 2.25/ 5.