Apparently Blade Runner 2049… is good?

89/86 on Rotten Tomatoes is pretty dang good, in fact. I will admit: I was worried about Blade Runner 2049.  This has not been the best couple of years for sequels and/or reboots. But a sampling of the reviews suggests that the movie isn’t going to make me want to throw something at the wall.

Of course, I should probably watch the original version agai… HA!  I’m sorry, I’m sorry.  I simply couldn’t help myself.  “Original version,” forsooth!

Moe Lane

PS: Betcha it doesn’t age well, though.


The new, slightly disconnected, Blade Runner 2049 trailer.

As my wife says: “The Fridge Logic* is strong in this one.” At least, the potential for Fridge Logic.  There are many questions being begged in the Blade Runner 2049 trailer.



One good reason to root for Blade Runner 2049: green screens.

Specifically, their general nonappearance in Blade Runner 2049. From Variety in February (h/t: GeekTyrant)

[Director Denis Villeneuve ] takes a moment to praise cinematographer Roger Deakins’ work on the film, which, judging by the trailer alone, promises some of the most striking images of the 13-time Oscar nominee’s illustrious career.

“Roger was insanely impressive in how he was able to create landscape with tricks,” Villeneuve says. “For me it was beautiful. I think I can count on one hand how many times I saw a green screen in all of those months of shooting. There will be CG enhancements, of course, but as much as possible it was in-camera. Having witnessed what he’s done for months, I think it will be Roger Deakins’ best work. He was deeply inspired by the project.”



Welp, here we go: the Blade Runner 2049 trailer.

It doesn’t… look bad?  Maybe?  I mean, it’s got lots of baggage left over from the first film*, but you can use that if you have the right director and the director was the guy who did Arrival. Dude has some skills.

Anyway: movie comes out October 6th.


*Although ‘first film’ is a slightly contentious concept, when it comes to Blade Runner.  Consensus is, ah, lacking on just what the definite version of that movie is.


The ‘Blade Runner 2049’ trailer.

I started up the video, expecting to hate it. I was happy to hate it, although I’m blessed if I can figure out which Blade Runner is the true Blade Runner, even assuming that that even means anything anymore. And yet: it has promise. Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel, not a reboot. And, shoot: it has Harrison Ford in it.  That suggests… possibilities.

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