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Blade Runner 2049 reminds mankind of degrading conscience, extinction

Picking up from its prequel, Blade Runner, the sci-fi classic set 30 years apart, director Denis Villeneuve plunges the viewers directly into the chaos of a new world order

Veer Arjun Singh 

Films have envisioned mankind’s obscure future in many destructive manifestations. The obliteration of the atmosphere through natural disasters, a catastrophic nuclear destruction in a final war of the worlds or the first and final malevolent encounter with a superior alien species on earth, all of them seeded by one common theme. Humans are destined to self-destruct. The end presented, however, is never devoid of hope. Human supremacy almost always kindles a new dawn.   Blade Runner 2049 does not give in to this lack of imagination. Picking up from its prequel, Blade Runner, ...

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First Published: Sat, October 07 2017. 01:16 IST
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