Warner Bros. has shown us the second official trailer for Blade Runner 2049 and we get to see more the main stars. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the film will be coming out October 6, 2017, there are certainly come impressive shots in the trailer. Blade Runner 2049 is placed 30 years after the original film in which a new LAPD officer by the name of K played by Ryan Gosling.
This has nothing to do with Tommy Lee Jones’ character in Men In Black, however, as K begins to discover a dark secret. A secret that could throw his society into chaos, perhaps even destroy it entirely. In order to help with this conundrum, K goes out to find Rick Deckard, as played by Harrison Ford once again, the officer the first film followed.
It is becoming increasingly clear that it might not live up to it’s predecessor. The cinematography is certainly stunning, but it seems less and less likely that the narrative of the film will hold up the same standards.
Not only that, those who have read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, should go in expecting an action film that has very little to do with the novel. The main theme of the novel is utterly lost, again, and is replaced with a conspiracy that would belong better in a movie based on an Arthur C. Clarke book.
Though a movie born from a Clarke novel that isn’t the Space Odyssey could be a good thing, if it is done well. Yet thus far, the trailers do not paint a good picture of the narrative. How exactly, is the Ryan Gosling’s character “special” and why does he need to be? Harrison Ford’s original character was nothing special, that was the point. That’s what made the ending so powerful.
Nonetheless, we must hold out hope. It is still possible that I am completely misunderstanding the trailers and this could be a film that makes history as gracefully as In The Mood For Love.
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