|Originally posted by SYSTEM-J |
I have zero expectations for this. Unless I hear some first hand accounts of its excellence, I won't bother seeing it in the cinema. Ridley Scott has already managed to shit on his lineage once with Prometheus (not to mention Alien Covenant looks awful), and I thought Arrival was a load of cobblers. And am I the only one who's sick of Ryan Gosling being in every fucking film?
You make some valid points. I haven't seen Arrival, but thought Sicario was alright, so there's at least a possibility that the Blade Runner sequel may be decent. Of course there's a huge amount of pressure on Villeneuve, given the brilliance of the original film.
He says as much himself, so hopefully his efforts will suffice to make it at least a film worth seeing:
"Denis Villeneuve noted that he's fully aware of the immense pressure he's under, and how hardcore fans of the original view the prospect of a new film: "I know that every single fan will walk into the theater with a baseball bat. I'm aware of that and I respect that, and it's okay with me because it's art. Art is risk, and I have to take risks. It's gonna be the biggest risk of my life but I'm okay with that. For me it's very exciting... It's just so inspiring, I'm so inspired. I've been dreaming to do sci-fi since I was 10 years old, and I said 'no' to a lot of sequels. I couldn't say 'no' to Blade Runner 2049 (2017). I love it too much, so I said, 'Alright, I will do it and give everything I have to make it great.'"
Despite Gosling's ubiquity, I still consider him a pretty good actor, so we'll see what happens, I guess, although my expectations aren't high, either. I think the notion of a sequel is still far better than the various ridiculous remakes they've been making throughout the years, however.