Despite the beauty of these shots and the excitement they’re likely to generate, we’re the bitter bitches that just have to ask the only question that makes any sense to us here: “Why?”
But first, let’s bombard you with video, screencaps and PR talk to get you up to speed.
“Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
From executive producer Ridley Scott and director Denis Villeneuve, #BladeRunner2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana De Armas, MacKenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.”
The art direction and cinematography are stunning.
And of course the cast looks great. We should have every reason to be falling all over this trailer. But it’s near-impossible to sell us on the idea of a sequel to Blade Runner, which stands as a pretty much perfect film on its own. Yes, this looks amazing, which means we’ll probably see it, barring really bad reviews, but it’s hard for us to get excited about it. We hate to put this out there, but if Harrison Ford wasn’t involved in this, we might be a little bit more on board with it. A pastiche of Blade Runner or even a story set in the same universe, years after the original – that would make all of the above work for us. As a direct continuation of the story from the original (which is what it becomes with Ford)? We still need convincing.
[Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures via YouTube.com]