December 20 2016

Blade Runner 2049 trailer – Still not convinced

Despite the looks of the film, I’m still not convinced we need a sequel to Blade Runner.

A sequel to 1982’s Blade Runner has been discussed for years, and the project finally came together recently. Harrison Ford does return as Deckerd, but it seems the film will focus on Ryan Gosling’s character for the most part.

Here is the official description.

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.

Blade Runner was one of the defining films of the 1980s. I honestly can’t think of one good reason, however, why it needs a sequel. It’s about as close to perfect as a film can be, and I don’t feel a burning need to revisit this world or its characters.

That being said, no I’m not one of those sitting around saying ‘this ruins my childhood.’ I will always have the original film I can go back and watch, but I’m also not feeling any real need to see this film as of yet. The marketing campaign will need to do a lot more to get my attention than to show some street scenes that look somewhat similar to the original.

Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters on Oct. 6, 2017.

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