Questions tagged [blade-runner-2049]

This is an American neo-noir Science Fiction movie directed by Denis Villeneuve. It is a sequel of Blade Runner (1982). The movie features Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard. The supporting cast consists of Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright and Jared Leto. This is scheduled to release globally on 6th October 2017.

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Which version of Blade Runner is Blade Runner 2049 a sequel of?

I realise that this is a somewhat pedantic question, but: is it known precisely which version of Blade Runner (US theatrical release, international theatrical release, Director's Cut, Final Cut...) is ...
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Is it necessary to watch the Blade Runner short films before Blade Runner 2049 to understand the story?

I am planning to watch Blade Runner 2049 soon, and I'm going to watch the original Blade Runner (1982) film soon, too, to prepare for this film, but what about the three short films made in the same ...
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What is the significance of bees in Blade Runner 2049?

I watched Blade Runner 2049 and while it was gorgeous there were a few things that left me scratching my head: In one scene, K (Ryan Gosling) is walking through Las Vegas and find a dozen apiaries ...
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In Blade Runner 2049, why does Wallace do this?

Just to recap the scene, business tycoon Niander Wallace (Jared Leto) and his henchman Luv (Sylvia Hoeks) attend an event where a new replicant drops from its womb-bag. He then talks about replicants ...
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What's the significance of Gaff's 2049 origami?

During his investigation in Blade Runner 2049 Officer K visits an old Gaff in a retirement home. And of course Gaff can't help but make one of his origami figures during the conversation with K. Now ...
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What caused the “blackout” in Blade Runner 2049?

In Blade Runner 2049 there was mentioning of a "blackout" after the first Blade Runner film that caused a lot of problem for humans to determine Replicants' records and keeping their track. But ...
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In Blade Runner 2049, whose eye opened in the first shot?

The opening shot of Blade Runner 2049 shows an eye opening. The eyelashes and eyebrow are light-colored. I was searching for a person/replicant with that coloring throughout the rest of the movie but ...
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What is the significance of Peter and the Wolf in Blade Runner 2049?

In Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Niander Wallace has built a gigantic technology coorporation Wallace which has created among other things, a holographic companionship program seen through the character of ...
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Why are English, Russian and Japanese cultures emphasized in the Blade Runner 2049 world?

In Blade Runner 2049 I can see symbols/letters of English, Russian and Japanese (sorry for the simplification but I've just seen Cyrillic and Japanese looking glyphs). I can hear those languages in ...
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Do I need to watch Blade Runner before watching Blade Runner 2049?

I haven't watched the Blade Runner movie before. Nonetheless, I already got my tickets for the Blade Runner 2049 for Thursday screening. My question is, do I need to watch the original to understand ...
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What exactly is a Replicant?

Now that Blade Runner 2049 came out, my perception of what a replicant is has been completely blurred. To start off, the first Blade Runner established that Replicants are bio-engineered robots. So I ...
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Motivation for key plot element in Blade Runner 2049

In Blade Runner 2049, one of the central elements from the plot is the search for the child of Deckard and Rachel. What I don't understand is why it is so important for Wallace to find the child - ...
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In Blade Runner 2049, why does Deckard say Rachel had green eyes?

Well, there's no other way to better explain this, other than by flat out saying that Rachel's eyes were NOT green at all. When Deckard confronts the replica of his former lover, he is immediately ...
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How does he have those memories?

In Blade Runner 2049, K/Joe discovers that his supposedly fake memories of a lost wooden horse (unicorn reference?) are in fact real, and belong to the child of Deckard and Rachel, and so both he and ...
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Is there anyone who we can be sure is human in Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049?

In both Blade Runner and its sequel, it is hard to be sure who is or is not a replicant. Certainly there are some characters who are definitely replicants. However is there anyone, in either film, ...
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Was this character actually okay?

At the end of Blade Runner 2049 the character of "Joe" has been shot and stabbed but has not sought medical attention. Deckard asks "Are you okay?" and Joe insists he's fine. Once Deckard goes ...
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In Blade Runner 2049, what was going on in this scene?

This is after Officer K had lost Joi. He walks on a catwalk (or a crane, not really sure) to get a better view of a giant, pink hologram of a nude Joi. In this scene, the fake Joi sits down, and ...
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Why did the Joi advertisement trigger K?

Following the events of Deckard's abduction in Blade Runner 2049, K meets the revolution, then is sent home. However, he is seen walking somewhat forlornly, apparently lost in thought, making his ...
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Why does Luv cry?

I watched Blade Runner 2049 twice already and I think I have almost everything figured out. The one thing though that I still can't understand are these moments where Luv cries: In the scene where ...
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What was the point of the first scene with Wallace and Luv?

Fairly early on in Blade Runner 2049, we're shown a scene where: This seemed to be setting Luv up as a sympathetic character who's been ensnared by the sadistic Wallace and essentially forced to ...
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Why K/Joe didn't look at his eyeball to see if he were manufactured or born?

In Blade Runner 2049, it is depicted that K/Joe might be born naturally through Rachael, thus not typically manufactured. If K/Joe believed that he is that "special" child then why didn't he simply ...
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What does Dr. Ana Stelline know in the movie Blade Runner 2049?

Maybe I am a little bit slow on the uptake but I am not sure whether Dr. Ana Stelline (Carla Juri) from Blade Runner 2049 was aware that she is a child of a replicant and a human being.
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What does the dead tree symbolize in Blade Runner 2049?

This tree seems to be one of the most lasting images in my brain after leaving the theater, and I have been dying to ask this question, as I am struggling to dissect its symbolic significance. Just ...
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How did the term “skinjob” come about?

In the Blade Runner films a common derogatory term for replicants is "skinjob", apparently also contracted to "skinner" in 2049 (maybe in 2019 already, too). It is, however, not entirely clear to me ...
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Did K demonstrate autonomy, disobedience, and/or deception?

If we accept the conclusion that Blade Runner 2049 pushes us towards as correct, then it's clear that K is: It follows that at no point should he be capable of deliberate deception such as lying, or ...
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Why the mixed reverence for creatures in Blade Runner?

In ...Electric Sheep it is clear that everyone has great reverence for actual living creatures on Earth. In the films, Rachel's Voight-Kampff answer "I'd kill [the wasp]" is the expected human answer....
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Why is this character in a bubble?

In Blade Runner 2049, so why is Dr. Ana Stelline in a bubble? To clarify I'm not asking about her supposed weakness that has her in a bubble. I mean if she is the key link to both sides issue, then ...
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Blade Runner 2049 What is baseline [closed]

In Blade runner 2049 K comes back and has to say a mantra, kind of a Voight Kampff thing. Is that to bring him back to baseline obedience? What is baseline? Does it bring him back or just ...
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Why didn't the bees sting Officer K's hand?

In Blade Runner 2049, Officer K (Ryan Gosling) inserts his hand into a bee hive, and pulls it out covered with bees. Did they sting him, but he just doesn't react to pain? Or did the bees not sting ...
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Why make replicants so hard to detect?

Are there any reasons that Tyrell/Wallace would make replicants indistinguishable from humans? I can understand that they want to imitate the human form, but it seems extremely impractical to make ...
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What has happened to the climate?

In Blade Runner 2049 (2017) it is set in California, but is seeming always raining or overcast, almost more like Seattle climate. It clearly does not match the climate of California as we know it. I ...
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Why are they called Blade Runners? What does it mean?

In Blade Runner (1982) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017), the special police task force who hunt down and kill replicants are called Blade Runners, just like the movie title. It's a cool name, but they ...
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Significance of Cyrillic text in Sapper Morton's farm

At the beginning of Blade Runner 2049, when K visits Sapper Morton's farm, there is a shot that shows what looks like a greenhouse with Cyrillic characters on it. From what I understand, that word ...
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Why does the Resistance not work with Wallace? [duplicate]

Okay, so in Blade Runner 2049 we know Wallace wants to be able to create new Replicants with the ability to reproduce. We also know that the Resistance wants freedom for the Replicants. Then why is ...
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Why did she implant this memory illegally?

In Blade Runner 2049 (2017), there is a plot twist in which we find out that K's childhood memory, which turned out to be a real memory, It's explained that using real memories to implant to androids ...
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Is there any significance of number 2049 in Blade Runner title?

Blade Runner sequel is named Blade Runner 2049, which sounds a bit unusual to me as it's not a conventional sequel film naming. I know the film set in year "2049", 30 years after the previous film's ...
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Why are both Blade Runner films largely shot in darkness?

I watched both the Blade Runner movies today. A few significant things I come across were that 90% of both of the movies' scenes are night scenes. Why did both the directors choose to direct so many ...
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Why are the freedom fighters fighting against Wallace?

In Blade Runner 2049, the is a group of "freedom fighter" replicants who hid the (thought to be impossible) offspring of a replicant with the hope that they would — when the time was right — become a ...
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Why do K (and others) oppose Wallace?

In Blade Runner 2049, Wallace wants to capture the replicant child so that he can dissect it, study it, and create replicants capable of breeding. Meanwhile, the replicant rebels want to use the ...
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What does “to look out for something” mean in the following context

In Blade Runner 2049 the main character K tells a story from his childhood. He states that he once had a wooden toy horse, and some bullies tried to take it away from him. But K managed to hide the ...
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What does Freysa mean by this?

Freysa tells Joe, shortly after revealing that he is not the born child: We all wish it was us. That's why we believe. What is this sentence supposed to mean? The first, most simple ...
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Is Ana's immune system compromised? [duplicate]

Is Ana's immune system actually compromised or was this created as a cover story to hide her? Her job seems pretty high profile as a way to hide someone or is a case of hiding in plain sight?
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What is Ana's relationship to Deckard?

Most people agree that Ana created K's memory of the horse and the bullies and therefore is Deckard's daughter, but at the end of the film, K gives Deckard the wooden horse and then 'remembers' a bit ...
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Why was she inside a glass room all the time? [duplicate]

In Blade Runner 2049 why Dr. Ana Stelline was inside a glass room all the time? Why was she not allowed outside, how does she contact with outside world?
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How are the Nexus 9 models different?

It is established at the start of the movie that the replicant workforce has been resurrected and improved upon by the new model of replicants that do not rebel. In the course of the movie, K, who is ...
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Why is it always raining in Blade Runner universe (Los Angeles)? [duplicate]

Is there any explanation or background information that connects climate related changes with the timeline in Blade Runner? There have been sprinkled info related to nuclear war, massive solar farms (...
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What is Wallace's true motivation?

While we are told explicitly what Wallace's motivations are (by Wallace himself, no less) for me it doesn't add up with his actions. In the movie we are shown and told by Wallace himself that he has ...
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Why didn't Dr. Ana Stelline reveal this?

In Blade Runner 2049 why did Doctor Ana Stelline not reveal to K that it was actually her memory implanted on him?
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Why does Rick Deckard farm bees? [duplicate]

In Blade Runner 2049, when K is walking through the ruins of Las Vegas, he finds a small honey farm--overcrowded, swarming with the bees, as if not touched very often. The film as it unfolds after ...
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Must Wallace's replicants obey?

(Actually, I already know the answer to question in the title, but I did not want the title to include any spoilers.) Wallace is allowed to create replicants on the premise that his new breed of ...