Blade Runner 2049 dropped a new trailer and, while the Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling led teaser presents a suspenseful crime thriller, there’s much more going on. Among the action and beautiful, yet dark, sci-fi imagery seen in the trailer, Blade Runner 2049 hints at a more insidious story, one which mirrors the present war between the classes and takes it one step further by suggesting neither side will remain in the dark for long. While a Ford and Gosling team-up is capable of creating some heart-stopping thrills in itself, a deeper look at the new Blade Runner 2049 trailer unravels deeply implanted mysteries and thrills.
The New Blade Runner 2049 Trailer Sends Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling Back to the Future
In the first film, directed by Ridley Scott, 1982’s Blade Runner introduced fans to a future in which genetically engineered replicants rebelled against their oppressors and fought the legion of Blade Runners out to kill them. Now, Blastr reports that director Denis Villeneuve is taking that origin story and taking it a step further, blurring the line between humanity and its artificially created replicants.
The city presented in Blade Runner 2049 is reminiscent of Ridley Scott’s original vision, clinging to the idea of digitized ads running at every turn, perhaps warning viewers just how close we have become to realizing that vision of the future. Oddly enough, Villeneuve included an ad for Atari among the bombardment of product promotions, leaving one to wonder if Denis knows something that may surprise the rest of us.
Another point worthy of noting from the Blade Runner 2049 trailer is that these aren’t the replicants of the past. Long gone are the Nexus-6 replicants of the original Blade Runner. Instead, there has been an upgrade, something learned in the trailer, as Officer K (Ryan Gosling) tours the pyramid-like structure that houses the replicating center.
Lifeless replicants kept fresh in suspended animation might remind some of scenes from HBO’s Westworld.
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