Ryan Gosling alert: Watch the beautiful “Blade Runner 2049” trailer


The trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049” is here.

A few thoughts:

Cinematographer Roger Deakins can do whatever he wants, forever. Man, this is a good looking movie

I hold out hope for as many practical effects as possible. One of the timeless things about “Blade Runner” is the extraordinary beauty of its pre-CGI special effects. Everything in “BR” is tactile and lived-in and elegant all at the same time.

Feelin’ good about Hampton Fancher’s involvement. Fancher was one of the screenwriters on the original. Were it up to me, I would have tried to get David Peoples, the other guy on the original, to do a draft, but it was NOT MY CALL.

Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson certainly has an uphill climb. The score for the original by Vangelis isn’t just one of the best pieces of music of the 1980s, it’s one of the best film scores of all time. I would have loved to hear how Vangelis’ updated and revises his own exceptionally influential work here, but, also, NOT MY CALL

Los Angeles has seen better days. If the desert in the trailer is where L.A. used to be, I am now curious as to what city Ryan Gosling is in.

“I want to ask you some questions” Is Officer K (Gosling) asking Deckard (Harrison Ford) that because he thinks Deckard has some information about the past…or because he thinks Deckard is a replicant?

Casting Jared Leto as a genius/savant/etc. will never not be funny to me. But the birthing process for replicants looks…traumatic.

 Mackenzie Davis (“Halt and Catch Fire”) is looking very Pris…which is how she looks in Halt and Catch Fire. She may be stuck playing women from 1982 forever.

And most importantly…. ATARI LIVES.

So, what do we think? Does this look like “Godfather Part II” or “Godfather Part III?”

Author: Joe Gross

Joe Gross has covered books, movies, music and culture for the American-Statesman since 2002. He tweets at @joegross.

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