Blade Runner 2049 is a science fiction cum detective story about K (an android) who is tasked to hunt down the possible descendants of a previous generation of rebellious android. In his investigation, he discovers a dead body of an android who had died in childbirth. With the new knowledge, K is not only tasked to track down the child but is also required to erase all evidence that suggest that androids may have evolved from being mere life-like machines.
What I find fascinating about the movie; other than the atmosphere and cinematography; is the question not so much about “What happens when A.I evolves to become like Humans?” But rather “What is humanity?”
Once K discovers that he is not the A.I / Human child of Rachael and Deckard; he gets over his disappointment; not by moving on; but in rescuing Deckard.
Despite his obvious disappointment and acceptance that he is, at the end of the day, just another android, K rises above any feelings of resentment and anger to rescue both Deckard.
The humanity that is shown; rather the kind of “man” that is celebrated is not the obviously heroic figure or the designated anti-hero. But the film not only empathize but celebrate the “underclass” in the story.
K (the everyday man/worker bee) discovers not so much a world-changing secret but his own sense of self-worth; not by feeling sorry for himself; but in doing something about his own condition and sets about to determine his own ending and destiny.
That is what I think is awesome about the film.