I suspect there will be serious problems for this movie's box office (though most likely feel the same already).
I don't think many people will go into this blind. This trailer implies HEAVILY that being familiar with the events of the first film are necessary, and people may stay away if they haven't seen it. Very few people would make an effort to see the first film before this one, and if they do, even less will sit through the entire thing. I was thinking about my girlfriend, my friends, etc, and NONE of them would watch the first movie. On top of that, I expect NONE of them have any interest in seeing this one what-so-ever. This movie is 100% fan service... I fear there is almost no audience for it at all.
I very badly want to see it, but I realized that I will most likely see it alone. I have a co-worker buddy who will go but that's about it.
So am I to assume that
Deckard and Rachel as a couple fled and WE WERE HUNTED. While on the run from unnamed authorityX they made a little love child. That child is Ryan Gosling's character, a hybrid between human and replicant? "I have the lock you have the key"
The Joker's henchgirl is trying to find Gosling's character cause he possesses the magic sauce that they were missing all these years to create the future of mankind.
Is this basically what it is about?
That would cement Deckard as a human though? Or do they want to leave it ambiguous for ambiguity's sake and leave the option open for 2 replicants to have a child not dying immediately being the "miracle sauce" they are after?
Hope they have a good explanation why Gosling really is the "special sauce" and why the Tyrell corporation in all these years of building Nexus 1-8 models never was able to have them procreate. It feels striking that balance between philosophical mumbo jumbo and hard sci-fi reality of how replicants really work will be hard.
As someone who hated the first one (and even the book), this continues to intrigue me more than I thought it would. I've always appreciated Blade Runner's aesthetics but not necessarily the storytelling style therein. With Villenueve at the helm, however, I feel that hang up will be solved. Cautiously optimistic.
Damn, I haven't been feeling any of these trailers... I love Denis as a a director, but I'm not sure if I'm sold on his vision for Blade Runner. However this will be something that's hard to grasp until actually watching the movie, so I'll hold my judgement until I do. I just wish these trailers were more in line with the tone of the original. Feels like they're trying to pander to the modern action movie/blockbuster crowd, which is what makes me worried for the final production.
It stands to reason that Deckard is a fairly unique replicant, one that can grow old. His genetic code itself may be the key. Then again, Denis did say the film would not go into whether or not he was a replicant...
I don't think Deckard is that unique at all, he simply wasn't created with an age limit, if he's a replicant at all. I *think* all replicants are capable of growing old, since they're organic, they just aren't allowed to. It would be odd if the creators themselves don't know how to make a Replicant that can last more than four years. Ah man who knows.
I mean I guess Gosling could turn out to be Deckard Jr.
Honestly I'm not sure I like the story being presented in these trailers. Seems drenched in mysteries/twists and in some grand plan to save humanity somehow. Very different from the original movie, which compared to this was very simple and straightforward.
Yeah the more you think about the stupider it sounds. I used to love the idea of Deckard being a replicant because I thought it was a cool twist that was revealed in a very creative way, but now after rewatching the film and paying closer attention to his arc, it literally makes no sense to include and undermines the whole point of his character.
I don't know how to feel when watching that trailer.
I love the Blade Runner world. Read the book, played the game, watched the original and directors cut of the movie.
I feel like the new movie looks great and has some of the original atmosphere magic but is coming off as generic action movie shooter-aspode 9000. Would it kill hollywood to make a slower, more thoughtful action film? Maybe I'm wrong.
I don't think Blader Runner as an action movie can work. The original one had occasional, brief confrontations (save for the final one which is the longest). The trailer is trying to sell this sequel as more action oriented, but I hope it's just a marketing thing and the actual movie will have a slower pace.
With that said, I must say that, in my very uninformed opinion, the trailer looks good only at times, specifically when it mimics the original movie atmosphere with the foggy streets and the neon lights. But when it tries to achieve its own look it falls back to the modern trend of flat, almost monochrome cinematography, which I hate vehemently.