2036: Nexus Dawn
2036: Nexus Dawn
Niander Wallace demonstrates the merits of a new type of Nexus to the LAPD.
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February 18, 2018 at 06:10 PM
Before he could only make so many...
In 2036: Nexus Dawn (and Nexus, for those who may recall, is a key word in the Blade Runner universe for those darn replicant), somehow Jared Leto has a better Joker scene in a Blade Runner short film prequel than he did throughout his entire actual performance as the Joker. This is not to say it is so much in the performance as it is in the writing, that sense of unpredictable menace which his character brings to the others he is in front of as they sort of discuss "prohibition" against creating replicants coming to a close. Or, of course, not, as it turns out to be here.
I enjoyed this short, though mostly for Leto - who, again, I now am excited to see what he does in the full 2049 film - and for the cinematography. It's a tricky thing to come to this as it is meant (I guess like how there were other prequel-appendix shorts to Alien Covenant) to provide some other context before we see 2049. But on the other hand, where is the context for *who these* characters are? I can pick up enough parts from the trailer and this to get who Leto is playing. Everyone else, however, make it more uncertain and it had the feel of a fan film of some kind. I also wasn't a fan of the editing, how Scott cuts together his beautiful digital cinematography and lit shots together, a little jumbled. All this said I liked the dark and menacing tone, I liked the whole purpose of where it leads to (the "man" next to Leto in the scene and what he does), and I'm further intrigued to check out more shorts.
"Blade Runner 2049 - 2036: Nexus Dawn" is a 6-minute live action short film from very recently as this is not just a 2017 release, but actually only about a month old. And the title tells us that it is a little work to promote the new upcoming Blade Runner movie, but it is not just a fan film, but was directed by Ridley Scott's son Luke and this is far from the first time that he came up with a bit of additional material for his father's blockbuster work. Also happened on Alien recently, even if Scott is of course "only" a producer on the new Blade Runner movie.
This one here is really all about Leto's character, who he is and what his abilities are. His acting career has been on a rise since his Oscar win and one can only hope that this one here turns out better than his turn as a Joker or lets say the entire film that did not result in a good reception at all, even if it won an Oscar. But back to this short film here. A really good watch for all Leto fans and tolerable for everybody else too I guess. I give it a thumbs-up and hope the new Blade Runner will be on a similar level quality-wise.
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Niander Wallace demonstrates the merits of new type of Nexus to the LAPD. Blade Runner 2049 - 2036: Nexus Dawn is the first of the three short films directed by Luke Scott the son of Ridley Scott and director of the original Blade Runner (1982). There's some really cool references to the original film, Benedict Wong from Doctor Strange plays a lawmaker and Jared Leto is kinda creepy and whatever people might think about his Joker remains an excellent actor in general and the scene where he shows his Replicant at the LAPD and it's quite surprising of what happens next and it's not what you might expect trust me. The only reason why i'm worried a bit is because Alien: Covenant did the same thing with the prologues and the character short films on camera and basically all of those stuff and the film was a giant mess with no backstory of it's characters or any kind of interesting stuff that we should know but on the good side of things the movie is not directed by Scott and it has gotten some 'fresh' reviews so far so we shall see once it comes out in Theaters next week. (8/10)