GOOSEBUMP CITYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. Blade Runner was one of the original films to popularize the idea of androids versus humans. In the original, a small group of androids (called “replicants”) escape from wherever and make their way to Earth to find their creator, Harrison Ford played an LAPD “Blade Runner” named Richard Deckard tasked with terminating the rogue androids. It made many top 10 movies of all time lists and made top 3 in many other “Greatest sic-fi movies of all time” lists. HBO’s recent series Westworld made the Android v Human thing popular again. It raised the question Blade Runner originally did “What makes us human?”
The sequel is a little puzzling, another infamous trademark by the original film is having one of the most ambiguous endings of all time. (SORTA SPOILER) It is left up in the air whether or not Deckard is a replicant himself in the original, Harrison Ford claims he’s human, because him being a replicant would render the entire story pointless. Ridley Scott on the other hand swears that his intention was to imply that Deckard was a replicant, but replicants have short lifespans of only a few years, and here Deckard is in the trailer 30 years after the event of the first film.
As for the trailer itself, it looks absolutely beautiful. It seems that the atmosphere from the original has been recaptured, down the little sound effects, the piano key, and even the way the title comes across the screen. This was a great teaser, and it did exactly what it was supposed to do, tease us, and not give away anything.
But let’s take a look at the line up here. Directed by Dennis Villeneuve, cinematography by Roger Deakins, produced by Ridley Scott, and starring Ryan Gosling, Harisson Ford, and Jared Leto making an appearance? I’m there.