Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 Trailer 2

 Blade Runner 2049 

Movie Review

I just saw Blade Runner 2049, which is the highly anticipated sequel to the original Blade Runner. Back in May, 2017 I wrote a huge story when the first BladeRunner 2049 trailer was released. Below are the official Blade Runner 2049 trailers:

Ryan Gosling is pictured above in Blade Runner 2049, and he is wearing a jacket very similar in style to the one Harrison Ford wore 35 years ago in the original Blade Runner. Also notice the style of the set in the background above, is very similar to the sets in the original movie, and I have to say that in the original Blade Runner, it takes you to a different world, which has a very 1980s futuristic vibe.

So what did I think about Blade Runner 2049? First I have to tell you I am NOT GOING TO RUIN THE MOVIE FOR YOUR BY TALKING ABOUT THE PLOT. I have to tell you, I don't like going to movie theaters for a zillion reasons. I probably see about 2 movies in theaters every year. Why? As I get older, I feel like I just don't have time to waste in fantasy-land, yet I realize sometimes it is great to escape for a few hour.

That being said, I though Blade Runner 2049 was an excellent movie! How excellent? I am excited to watch it again, not in a theater, but at home, where I can pause, and rewind. I am not surprised that Ridley Scott did such a great job producing the sequel to the much anticipated sequel that he originally directed, with the original Blade Runner movie.
In the photo above we see Ridley Scott on the set of Blade Runner 2049, with Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. Ridley Scott directed the original Blade Runner movie. 

Blade Runner 2049 was a long movie, clocking-in at almost 3 hours, which was great...I would say my favorite thing about the movie, is that in many ways it took me back to the original fantasy/alternative world of the original Blade Runner—including all the beautiful melancholy Vangelis-like music.

Ryan Gosling was AMAZING!!!!!!! Harrison Ford did a great job, playing Harrison Ford, and the script was amazingly unpredictable—in a good way. The plot took so many twists and turns, and the movie storyline was NOTHING like I expected, which was superb. The script also did a great job tying together and interweaving the with the original movie. In many ways it answered many questions people had about the original Blade Runner.

My fiancé, said, "Hey, let's go see a movie. I want to see the new Blade movie!" Do you want to go? I said, "No thanks! An hour later she said, "I really want to go see this Blade Runner movie, which I heard grossed $30 Million on its first day. Are you sure you don't want to go?" I responded, "Oh, I forgot, Blade Runner is in theaters now!?!! Sure, let's go see it!"

She didn't like Blade Runner, and said it was really confusing. I asked her if she had ever seen the original Blade Runner, and she responded, "There was a prequel?" My best advice, is it is probably a great idea to watch the original Blade Runner first, so that Blade Runner 2049 makes sense.

As far as a score, I would rate Blade Runner a 97 out of 100. Keep in mind that the original Blade Runner is one of my favorite Science Fiction movies of all time, as is the original Star Wars.

I promised I would not ruin the plot, but I will tell you that Elvis Presley makes a cameo appearance in Blade Runner 2049, and when I saw him singing on stage, the first think that popped into my head, being the Rolex Fanatic I am, is that Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, and Elvis Presley are all Rolex wearing dudes ;-)

By the way, another one of my favorite science fiction movies is the 2001 Steven Spielberg named "AI".

Ryan Gosling is pictured below at the 2017 Golden Globes Awards Ceremony accepting the award for Best Actor, and if you look closely he is wearing his vintage Rolex Air King.

In the photo below, we see Harrison Ford wearing his street clothes, including his staleness steel Rolex Datejust, at the same time he was filming Blade Runner.

In the photo below, we see a Polaroid selfie that Harrison Ford took on the set of the original Blade Runner with his co-star, Sean Young, who played Rachael.