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2036: Nexus Dawn (2017)

Niander Wallace demonstrates the merits of a new type of Nexus to the LAPD.

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Luke Scott

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Brian A. Alexander (story), Hampton Fancher (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Jared Leto ... Niander Wallace
Benedict Wong ... Lawmaker
Ned Dennehy ... Magistrate #2
Ade Sapara ... Magistrate #3
Ania Marson ... Magistrate #4
Set Sjöstrand ... Replicant
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Niander Wallace demonstrates the merits of a new type of Nexus to the LAPD.

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30 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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2036: Nexus Dawn See more »

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The first of three short films set between Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 See more »

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Lawmaker: Mr. Wallace, we've granted you this meeting in efforts to your contributions.
Magistrate #2: Your essential contributions.
Magistrate #4: We recognize that for the greater good.
Niander Wallace: You remember hunger? So you indulge the recluse whose patents keep that hunger at bay? I believe in life. In fact, I have wrung more life from our earth than ever before. But it is dying. You - are dying. Which brings us to our present concern.
Lawmaker: Prohibition.
Magistrate #4: We have made clear our position.
Magistrate #3: The prohibition of replicant technology is not subject to ...
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Before he could only make so many...
8 October 2017 | by MisterWhiplashSee all my reviews

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.


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