Well, it’s finally here: the first full-length trailer for Blade Runner 2049. I’m not going to waste much of your time writing about it, let’s watch this thing!
Alright, let me get this out of the way before I dig into this trailer: I’m not a big fan of the original Blade Runner. With that being said, I’m completely in the bag for this. For starters, this looks absolutely gorgeous (eat your heart out Ghost in the Shell). Director Denis Villeneuve and legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins sure are a match made in heaven. This may be worth the price of admission based on the visuals alone.
Blade Runner 2049 also looks to be much more action-oriented than the almost dreamlike original film, which I’m totally fine with. While I appreciate the slower and methodical pace of Ridley Scott’s original sci-fi epic, I’m glad Villeneuve’s follow-up is mixing things up and forging its own path. An action movie set in the Blade Runner universe sounds pretty dope to me. Almost as dope as Ryan Gosling’s jacket game.
Now, what the heck is this thing about?
Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years.
They’re obviously keeping plot details close to their chest. We don’t have a lot to go off of, so it’s time for baseless speculation! We witness a scene in the trailer of
We witness a scene in the trailer of Gosling freaking out in a white room. Now, I’m sure the immediate speculation will determine that Officer K is more than likely a replicant. This is Blade Runner after all. But, I think that would be all too obvious. I think it goes deeper than that. The original novel and earlier draft of the first film’s script heavily hints that all of humanity has been replaced by replicants. What if that concept manifests itself in this sequel?
Alright, enough of that. I’m sure whatever Villeneuve has in store for us will knock our socks off. Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters October 6th.
What are your guys’ thoughts on the trailer? Let me know in the comments below.