Monday, May 08, 2017

Ryan Gosling: Blade Runner 2049 Trailer

...Rolex Super-Coolness...

Ryan Gosling

First Full-Length Movie Tailer

 Blade Runner 2049 

I am beyond excited to share the first FULL-LENGTH trailer just released this afternoon for Blade Runner 2049, which stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. Blade Runner 2049 takes place 30 years after the events in the original Blade Runner movie, which was released in 1982 and famously starred Harrison Ford. Of course, the original Blade Runner movie, is considered to be one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time!

Watching this trailer Deja Vu's me out really hard—in an early 1980s kind of way. Seeing Harrison Ford in a 2017 Blade Runner movie makes me feel so nostalgic. I mean, what is more 80s than Blade Runner, Harrison Ford, Rolex and Vangelis music playing in the background. Oh, and speaking of the 1980s, I might point out that ironically Donald Trump, who is the epitome of the 1980s is the President. As Yogi Berra once famously said, "It's like deja-vu, all over again." It is ironic despite the fact the first Blade Runner movie was released in 1982, it was supposed to take place in 2019, which is less than two short years away.

In the original Blade Runner, it depicted 2019 to be quite different than it is today. There were not iPhones, or Google or Facebook, or Instagram or even UHD 77 inch OLED screens. Instead, flying cars were everywhere and Atari as a brand was still all the rage. Also it was raining like crazy in Los Angeles. Well, I guess that part came true :-) and Coca Cola is still going strong, as the original Blade Runner had the big neon Coca Cola sign in downtown Lost Angeles. Speaking of 1982 and Coca-Cola, the line from The Clash album, Combat Rock from the song, "Straight To Hell", also pops into my head, when they sing, "Let me tell you 'bout your blood bamboo kid. It ain't Coco-Cola, it's rice." I was 16 years old in 1982, and they say that our memories are usually clearest from that stage in our life, as we are metamorphosing from child to adult.

Either way, whenever I watch the Original Blade Runner movie, it takes me back to the 1980s in a highly memorable, nostalgic way. Kind of like spending time with somebody you have not seen since your childhood...

Ryan Gosling is the new Blade Runner, which is an amazing choice. Ryan Gosling is pictured below wearing his vintage Rolex Air King, when he accepted the 2017 Golden Globes Award for Best Actor.

Blade Runner 2049

Philip K. Dick wrote a book that was published in 1968 named "Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep", which Blade Runner was based upon. Unfortunately Philip K. Dick did not live to see the original Blade Runner, as he passed away on March 2, 1982 after suffering a major stroke. That being said, Ridley Scott was able to show Philip K. Dick some of the footage five months before he passed away, and he loved and endorsed it.

Ryan Gosling is costarring with Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049, and apparently Gosling will be playing a Bladerunner named "K". I really hope Blade Runner 2049 lives up to its full potential. I remember when Harrison Ford came back after decades to reprise his Role as Indiana Jones in Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, it was so disappointing. Harrison Ford looked great, but the movie was filled with way too much unrealistic CGI ridiculousness. I remember thinking, if they just dressed up Harrison Ford in his Indiana Jones outfit, and interviewed him for two hours, it would have bee more interesting than the movie. Why? In the final analysis one characteristic all great movies have in common is superb character development. That is what makes movie great, are its interesting an realistic characters, not super-fake, unrealistic special effects...

On a positive not, when Harrison Ford reprised his role in Hans Solo in The Force Awakens, he was pretty good, as was the movie. Unfortunately the latest Star Wars movie, Rouge One was beyond terrible. I love Star Wars, and the original Star Wars from 1977 is one of my favorite movies of all time, but Rouge One sucked!?!! The thing that give me hope (pun not intended ;-), is that Ridley Scott has been deeply involved in the development of Blade Runner 2049, and he is still incredible!!!!

In the photo above and below, we see Harrison Ford wearing his stainless steel Rolex Datejust, with the white gold fluted bezel. In the photo below we see Harrison Ford with the Dalai Lama.

Speaking of Ridley Scott, in the photo below, taken in Budapest, Hungary in October of 2016, we see, from left to right, Blade Runner 2049 Director, Denis Villeneuve, Ridgley Scott, Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, as they chat about details in the new Blade Runner movie. Notice Ryan Gosling is sporting a vintage Rolex Oyster Air-King with a white dial...

In the photo above it appears there are two guns on the bar, which seem to be the model Harrison Ford used in the original Blade Runner movie, sitting next to the updated model.

Blade Runner 2049 is scheduled to be released in theaters on October 6, 2017, and it has a lot to live up to. After all, the Original Blade Runner movie which was released in 1982, is considered to be one of the greatest Science Fiction Masterpiece movies of all time. Below is the first short movie trailer preview for Blade Runner 2049.

Blade Runner

"You're in a desert, walking along in the sand, when all of a sudden you look down... "

The original Blade Runner movie was shot in 1981 and released in 1982. The movie itself was supposed to take place in Los Angeles, California in 2019, which is only two short years away. Ironically, the movie Blade Runner takes place in a Los Angeles that seems to have rainy weather all the time, unlike the LA of today, where it almost never least, until recently...

The photo below of Harrison Ford was taken in 1981 when he was filming Blade Runner. Notice he is sporting his stainless steel Rolex Datejust, with a white gold bezel, along with Dark Purple Converse All-Star Sneakers, with red shoelaces :-) He looks so early 80s, and so mod... I can almost hear Vangelis music playing in the background...

Ryan Gosling


Ryan Gosling is one of the coolest and most successful actors in Hollywood today. The set of photos below are all from GQ, and feature Ryan wearing his vintage Rolex Air-King.