Precisely thirteen years before young Blade Runner K's discovery in
I thoroughly enjoyed this short. I saw the movie, and now, after watching the short, I recall the great, great, great performance of Leto in the film. Few actors catch my attention the way he does. Bravo! to him and I hope so see him play at his best in every movie he encounters to play in.
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.