‘Blade Runner 2049’’s Villain Problem: Where’s Rutger Hauer When You Need Him?

I’m with Rutger Hauer. The actor who played Blade Runner’s Roy Batty—that most poetic of movie villains—in 1982 was surprised by the need to make a sequel to Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi film. Having seen Blade Runner 2049, I’m surprised anyone wanted to release it.

I had modest hopes; the directo …
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