Blade Runner 2049

PLOT SUMMARY

A young blade runner’s discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who’s been missing for thirty years.

More Information: IMDb

Actress: Sylvia Hoeks
Drowned In: Aircraft
Result: Fatal

The scene opens with a trio of ships escorting Decker out of the city.  Decker is cuffed to a chair in the lead ship as Sylvia Hoeks keeps an eye on him.  Decker asks where they’re taking him, and Sylvia says, “Home.”  Moments later, the two escorts are being fired on.  K has caught up with them and is in pursuit.  A brief dogfight ends with the lead ship forced to crash on some kind of concrete embankment.  After recovering from the impact and collecting themselves, Sylvia checks the pilots and opens the door.  One of the pilots is immediately shot to death and Sylvia takes a round to her side.  Ryan has landed and is shooting them.  Sylvia runs out to the rising tide and beats the shit out of Ryan, stabbing him in his side for good measure.  She then returns to Decker to check on him.  A hand suddenly grabs her by the throat, yanks her toward the back of the ship, shoves her against the cabin’s ceiling, and starts choking her.  Ryan is still alive and is the one choking her.  A fierce struggle ensues during which we’re treated to some of Sylvia’s fantastic facial contortions as she struggles to breathe while trying to drown Ryan.  Moments later, he reverses their positions by surfacing himself and then shoving her under water.  After nearly a minute, Sylvia dies.  The clip ends with a superb closeup of her death stare.

Edits

None needed.

Thoughts

I remember seeing the original Blade Runner and how completely captivated I was with the soundtrack.  Being a huge fan of electronic and New Wave music, the movie’s score is one of my favorite things about it.  As an architectural buff, the set pieces are another.  2049 promised more of the same, and its 21st-century visual effects did not disappoint.

For my edit of this scene, there were a couple points in it that I considered starting the clip from to get you to the choking  sooner, but both options left out way too much context to explain their encounter, so I decided to include the entire scene and end the clip on Sylvia’s death stare.  The score also sounds just so damn cool.

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