Blade Runner 2049 picks up decades after the original Blade Runner. You do not need to have seen any of the cuts of the original film to watch 2049.
That said, 2049 is a slow slog. It is pretty and I did not have any issues with the actors’ performances. It just took a long time to get anywhere.
A long time.
I would wait for this one to hit Video on Demand.
I imagine there will be an extended, final cut at some point.
Starring: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, Robin Wright, Sylvia Hoeks, Jared Leto