Here’s a Gosling Teaser for the Golden Goose
Blade Runner was one of the most influential movies of all time. Hell, given all the sci-fi and fantasy movies that have stolen its production design over the past 40 years, it’s arguably the MOST influential movie of all time.
Now a new trailer has dropped for the upcoming reboot (okay, sequel) starring Harrison Ford and (Canadian!) Ryan Gosling.
Here ’tis . . .
BUT WAIT. You Might Wanna Read This First
See that thing . . . ? The box that says “Blade Runner 2049 – International TV Spot #1”? The one with the tempting “play” button on it? That’s the latest trailer for the sequel-reboot thing to Ridley Scott’s classic 1982 movie. Looks sexy, right? Who can resist Ryan Gosling’s puppy-dog eyes, Harrison Ford’s glowering face, and a whole lot of whatever the hell it is Jared Leto is doing. Oh man, it’s hot.
But you know what? Don’t watch it. . . . It’s not that there’s not a ton of cool stuff to see here—quite the contrary. Unlike most international trailers, which tack on about four seconds of extra footage and make such a big deal out if it, this one features glimpses of Denis Villeneuve’s movie you haven’t seen. It all looks … beautiful.
But again, don’t watch it. . . .The magic of this reboot will live or die depending on how ready-for-anything you are going into the theater. Poring over this trailer and its lush flourishes will only make the film that much more predictable and expected when you finally walk into that multiplex. The original Blade Runner blew minds because no one saw it coming. If you walk into this one already having theories about who the replicants are and whether Gosling is one of them (no human is that perfect, amirite?), you’ll regret it. . .
So, take it from us—don’t watch this trailer.
Or, y’know, JUST DO IT: