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RE: An excellent but dour film. Yes..

From Wikipedia:
"Background

In post-apocalyptic 1992 (2021 in later editions),[2] after "World War Terminus", the Earth's dirty atmosphere leads the United Nations to encourage mass emigrations to off-world colonies to preserve humanity's genetic integrity, with the incentive of free personal androids: robot servants identical to humans. On Earth, owning real live animals is a status symbol, because of mass extinctions and the cultural push for greater empathy that has motivated a technology-based religion called Mercerism. Poor people can only afford realistic-looking electric animals. Deckard, for example, owns a robotic black-faced sheep. Mercerism uses "empathy boxes" to link users simultaneously to a collective virtual reality of communal suffering, centered on a martyr-like character, Wilbur Mercer, who eternally climbs up a hill while being hit with crashing stones." end quote
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The first movie did not dwell on many of the details in the novel, such as Mercerism, but did create its environment based on the above description.
For some insight into the world of BR2049 I found the link below.
spoiler warnings --

And yes, there does seem to be a setup for another sequel. But that will likely be influenced by box-office performance with this movie....which isn't that high in the domestic market. Mostly, it is hard-core sci-fi fans that turn out for movies like this one. I presume, anyway.

other notes: It seemed like some of the holographic graphics used in this movie are very much like similar effects used in the Ghost In The Shell movie from 2016 with Scarlett Johansson.

-Steve




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