Blade Runner 2049

Dear 2120,

Let’s talk about 2049. Blade Runner 2049, that is. The official trailer has arrived and it looks pretty tasty.

I’m a big fan of the original ‘Blade Runner’ from 1982. I love the director, Denis Villeneuve’s work, particularly ‘Arrival’, as mentioned in an earlier post. ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’, the book that both movies are based on written by visionary lunatic-savant, Philip K. Dick, makes me feel all tingly in places I never new I had. And it sounds like Jóhann Jóhannson has reimagined Vangelis’s, haunting, original score for the 21st century in a balanced way that looks to the past, while pushing the synth-saturation ever so slightly forward. It’s all a bit too good to be true, to be honest.

Conclusion: I’ll probably be devastatingly disappointed.