“Things were simpler then.”
Here’s the official synopsis:
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 always left me cold. I never connected to it the way some have and I’ll be damned if I won’t try once again before Blade Runner 2049 comes out. But I am a huge fan of Denis Villeneuve, Roger Deakins, Ryan Gosling, and of course Harrison Ford.
Yeah, that does sound like The Force Awakens if that’s what you were thinking, but like Roger Ebert once said, “It’s not what the movie is about, but how it’s about it.” Hopefully Blade Runner 2049 surprises us with its story. Hopefully that discovery by Officer K isn’t that [ HIGHLIGHT THE INVISIBLE TEXT BELOW FOR POTENTIAL SPOILER THEORY ]
Deckard and perhaps all of us [humans] are replicants.
Blade Runner always looked amazing visually, and it still does over 30 years later. Deakins is our best director of photography and you can see his skills in this teaser on full display. Visually I’m not worried at all, and because I’ve never been fully invested in the universe of Blade Runner I have no concerns heading into this sequel in regard to the story other than it be good. The talent involved are the best in the industry in every way and hopefully they do something new and interesting with the universe.