Why You Love A Hero Who Doesn't Matter | Blade Runner 2049

Unlike most heroes, the protagonist of Blade Runner 2049, isn’t that important. In this video essay, Shane Bertram analyzes Denis Villeneuve’s decision to make Joe a replicant without a significant past, setting him apart from conventional heroes, and adding a subversive layer to Villeneuve’s story.

Shane Bertram

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Harrison Ford


The Hero's Journey


Denis Villeneuve

Blade Runner 2049