That rarest of things—a sequel that lives up to, if not surpasses, its predecessor—Villeneuve’s follow-up to Ridley Scott’s timeless classic is one of the 21st century’s most atmospherically rich and visually transporting science fiction films. Ryan Gosling stars as K, a bioengineered being known as a replicant who earns a living hunting other replicants who have gone rogue; he stumbles across shocking evidence of replicants’ seeming ability to sexually reproduce like their human counterparts, setting into motion a chain of events that will link K’s destiny to the legacy of none other than Deckard (Harrison Ford), the protagonist of the original Blade Runner.