Blade Runner 2049: Everything You Need to Know | NowThis Nerd

Hey guys, I’m Dev and I am extremely hype for ‘Blade Runner: 2049’ Denis Villeneuve has updated Ridley Scott’s classic for a new generation of fans, And if you’re not familiar with the original or you just need a refresher, We’ve put together a video with Everything You Need to Know About ‘Blade Runner’ We’ll cover the gap between the two films a little later, Including all the info revealed in the three promotional short films that came out in anticipation of ‘2049,’ But first, we’re gonna start with the ‘Blade Runner’ Backstory It all started when the Tyrell Corporation created a race of synthetic beings known as ‘Replicants

’ Humans used the NEXUS models as expendable soldiers and slave labor, A new life awaits you in the off-world colonies! The chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure! And with their unwilling help, we ramped up our colonization efforts around the galaxy to escape our polluted hellhole But after a rebellion at an offworld colony, the UN made Replicants illegal on Earth They weren’t banned entirely, but at the beginning of ‘Blade Runner’ Replicants are only allowed on other planets By the start of the movie, the new NEXUS-6 series is indistinguishable from the real deal They’re completely organic, which is where the derogatory term “skin job” comes from

N-6 Replicants are harder, better, faster and stronger than humans They’re self-aware, and they can feel emotions Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave That scared the shit out of Tyrell, Which is why he created every NEXUS-6 with a built-in expiration date To make an alteration in the evolvement of an organic life system is fatal

The coding sequence cannot be revised once it's been established Four years from their inception, the Replicant dies Kinda like college! If you’re not patient enough to wait that long, the only other way to determine human from Replicant is the Voight-Kampff Test See, Replicants aren’t capable of feeling empathy for others, That part of the test? No So the test uses hundreds of questions and a machine that measures their physical responses to messed-up scenarios

A tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over but it can't Not without your help But you're not helping Whaddya mean I'm not helping?! It’s one of the most essential tools in a Blade Runner’s arsenal Which begs the question: What the hell Is a Blade Runner? Blade Runners are an elite task force within the L

APD whose job it is to identify, hunt down and “retire” rogue replicants Replicants aren’t considered people under the law, so there’s no arresting and incarcerating them

They’re illegal property, and it’s a Blade Runner’s job to destroy them But that still doesn’t explain what “Blade Runner” means, And the movie sure as hell doesn’t, either Not good enough I need the old Blade Runner! Basically, Ridley Scott just thought it sounded cool Which it does

I just imagine a sport that’s like part Tron, part ice skating Anyway, the movie was based on Philip K Dick’s novel ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ Also a great title, but it probably wouldn’t fit on a marquee The adaptation was originally titled ‘Dangerous Days,’ Isn't it fortunate it wasn't used? Meanwhile, Scott asked screenwriter Hampton Fancher to come up with a better name for hero Rick Deckard’s profession The script called him a detective, but that doesn’t quite fit the job description Fancher couldn’t think of anything better, so he looked through his bookshelf for inspiration

And his search led him to an obscure novel by Alan Norse, called ‘The Bladerunner’ It’s about a future world where black market medical supplies are smuggled between underground doctors Blade, scalpel Runner… You get the idea It had nothing to do with Philip K

Dick’s book or Ridley Scott’s script, But it was a damn cool name for a robot-killing cop, And an even better title for the movie They purchased the rights to the name, and ‘Blade Runner’ was born It’s time to get into spoiler territory, because now we’re going to talk about everything that happened in ‘Blade Runner’ The film takes place in 2019, when retired Blade Runner Rick Deckard gets called in for the all too familiar one last job I was quit when I came in here, Bryant I'm twice as quit now

A squad of Replicant soldiers has hijacked a shuttle and made their way to Earth, And it’s Deckard’s job to take them out: There’s the soldier Leon, The assassin Zhora, Pris, your basic pleasure model, And their leader, Roy Batty A real baddie But first, Deckard makes a stop at the Tyrell building to learn more about the new Nexus-6 models That’s where he meets Rachel, an experimental Replicant with implanted memories Unlike most Replicants, Rachel has no clue she’s not human

She's beginning to suspect, I think Suspect? How can it not know what it is? Rachel is an experiment, nothing more They are emotionally inexperienced, with only a few years to store up the experiences which you and I take for granted If we gift them a past, we create a cushion, a pillow for their emotions and consequently we can control them You're talking about memories

But she takes the revelation pretty well, all things considered Bad joke You're not a Replicant And it sets up the still unanswered possibility that Deckard himself is a replicant You know that Voight-Kampff test of yours

You ever take that test yourself? Which is why Ryan Gosling wants to ask him a few questions Deckard “retires” Zhora, then his bosses show up and order him to kill Rachel too, But he’s attacked by Leon before he can take her out Wake up! Time to die! She saves Deckard’s life, and the two have a romantic rendezvous back at his apartment Meanwhile, Batty and Pris are holed up with JF

Sebastian, a creepy genetic engineer who leads them to Tyrell Batty is obsessed with meeting his maker He confronts the man who gave him life and demands more time Tyrell basically says The facts of life ‘Sorry pal, not gonna happen,’ So Batty crushes his skull with his bare hands

JF Sebastian gets it too Hot on the trail, Deckard kills Pris, Then has a final rooftop showdown in the rain with Batty The giant, jacked-up, android Rutger Hauer beats the shit out of Harrison Ford, but the rapidly deteriorating Replicant actually saves Deckard’s life

Kinship! As the clock ticks down on his 4-year lifespan, Batty reminisces about all the wondrous sights he’s seen in his short, ugly life I've seen things you people wouldn't believe I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate All those moments lost in time, like tears in rain Then… Time to die

Deckard and Rachael ride off into the sunset, And for 35 years, that was it for the world of ‘Blade Runner,’ Minus a video game and some tie-in novels But thanks to the shorts and info released by the studio, We can start filling the gap Between the original and ‘Blade Runner: 2049’ Even though a Replicant killed their founder, That didn’t stop the Tyrell corporation from designing new ones The NEXUS-8s ditch the 4-year lifespan, and now they’re built with ocular implants that reveal their true nature without any boring turtle questions

Tortoise? What's that? Know what a turtle is? Same thing But that didn’t do much to help human/Replicant relations The situation reaches a boiling point in 2022, when an android named Iggy detonates an EMP over the west coast His goal was to wipe out the Replicant Registry used to hunt down his kind Then we're almost human

All except our perfect right eye Unfortunately, the EMP also causes a nationwide blackout It crashes the financial markets, destroys most electronic data in the United States and causes a global famine Way to go Iggy You screwed the world over! These Replicants, man

It’s all in Shinichirō Watanabe’s anime short ‘Blackout,’ And if you’re gonna just watch one of the shorts, this is it After the Blackout, the government stops all this wishy-washy “offworld” nonsense and straight-up bans all Replicant production Enter Jared Leto’s character, Neander Wallace

He solves the hunger crisis through genetically modified food, and shares his patents with all of humanity But I guess literally saving the world isn’t enough for Jared Leto, because soon Wallace starts messing around with Tyrell’s old Replicants My Replicants will never rebel They will never run They will simply obey

His new models are utterly obedient, and he lobbies hard to repeal the prohibition That’s the premise of the short ‘2036: Nexus Dawn’ Leto shows off his new and improved Replicant to some government officials, and they’re equally horrified and impressed when it takes its own life on his command Do this now They lift the ban, and the “perfected” NEXUS-9’s are a big hit, Even with the world falling apart due to climate change and rising sea levels

They're like 'stop all production!' Then they're like 'okay, cool,' then it's like 'stop it again!' Of course, there are still some of the old NEXUS-8’s out there with all that pesky free will That brings us to the third short, ‘Nowhere to Run’ Set just one year before the new film, it’s about a Replicant played by Dave “The Animal” Batista His name is Sapper Morton, and he lives a quiet life until he’s forced to reveal his true nature to save his friend Someone narcs him out, and by the beginning of ‘Blade Runner: 2049’ he’s on the run

I think I found a rogue skin job you might be looking for! And that brings us up to speed for this extremely anticipated sequel The early reviews range from “phenomenal” to “breathtaking,” And from everything we’ve seen so far, It looks like Denis Villeneuve has created a worthy successor to Ridley Scott’s legendary future noir

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