“Blade Runner 2049”: A worthy successor to the original, 25 years later

October 19, 2017

“Blade Runner 2049” is a nostalgic callback to the original and its style, for better or for worse. Set in the sprawling and gritty megacity of Los Angeles in the year 2049, “Blade Runner 2049” follows the life of Officer K, a blade runner. Blade runners are people tasked with hunting down escaped replicants, or those manufactured to serve as slaves. The story develops as K uncovers an earth-shattering truth…