The Year 2049, Los Angeles
I don’t think Blade Runner 2049 will make people happy. What they, those involved in the creation of this project, miss about the original Blade Runner is that it wasn’t just a good movie that got people excited. No, what made it great and legendary was that it was different. Scott created an entire visual world we’d never seen, introduced far out concepts, and so on. He held true to the feel of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep? while not being a slave.
BR 2049 may be a good movie, it probably will be, in fact, but it’ll be near impossible to recapture that specialness of the first. And I suspect many fine folks will watch it and walk away let down because they aren’t just expecting a good movie or a sequel, they’re expecting to be awed like they once were and that’s simply unlikely to happen.
I’m still gonna see it, of course.
Hey, look, this is the synopsis provided by Warner Bros.
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.
Blade Runner 2049 Trailer Reveals A Lot of Plot Details