You can still call me a bit skeptical, but this trailer did quite a bit to ease my worries about Blade Runner 2049.
Set 30 years after the original, the movie features a new blade runner played by Ryan Gosling who discovers some monumental secret. This secret leads him to an older Rick Deckard, who disappeared after the events of the first film and seems to have spent those years living alone. Judging by the trailer this secret involves Replicants, and someone is worried about the wall between Replicants and human beings breaking down. Makes sense considering what a blade runner does for a living.
I just have one question. Does this mean Rick Deckard somehow wasn’t a Replicant? Come on!
Watch the trailer here:
I suppose no one will be surprised at how gorgeous this movie looks. The original Blade Runner was a visual feast and its sequel looks poised to match or even surpass the original in that department. Director Denis Villeneuve has proven his sci-fi chops already. The cyberpunk look and atmosphere of the original appears to have been replicated (ha, a pun) perfectly, and the soundtrack is freaking outstanding. All signs look to be pointing optimistically.
Though Jared Leto makes me roll my eyes. I’m not denying his talent, but it’s kind of hard to get over the crap he pulled while filming Suicide Squad.
Blade Runner 2049 releases on October 6 (!). Along with Gosling, Leto, and Harrison Ford’s reprisal of Deckard, the film stars Hiam Abbass, Barkhad Abdi, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davids, Dave Bautista, and Edward James Olmos among many others.