Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049

Major spoilers for Blade Runner 2049.

Blade Runner 2049 is the rarest of things: a belated sequel that lives up to the original (read our full review here). And that’s especially true with it’s ending, which is as big and thoughtful as that of Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic. But why did it go down that way and what is it really saying?

The movie follows K, a new-age replicant operating as a titular cop hunting down rogue Nexus 8s who discovers a potentially world-changing secret: a replicant reproduced. His journey to solve the case and find the child takes him across America to trash-strewn San Diego (basically the city the ...

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