When the photo was brought up on The Graham Norton Show, a late night talk show in England, Ford said the look on his face was one of "Oh shit, I'm in deep doo-doo".
In short, the original Blade Runner isn't a model film - far from it. Among their ranks is a Los Angeles-based police officer codenamed "K" (Ryan Gosling), as well as his superior Lieutenant Joshi (Robin Wright). We have solved the problem of world hunger, but at the expense of our environment, which is ravaged by pollution and radiation.
It is somewhat understandable, as Blade Runner 2049 has a production budget of $185 million, and to be fair it is all up there on the screen.
The punch did not make it into the final version of the film. The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw also compliments the CGI of the "hallucinatory" film, stating that he has never seen anything like it. Blade Runner 2049 is akin to a 163-minute explanation as to why he's our greatest living cinematographer.
As beautiful-looking as the film is, in some ways Blade Runner 2049's screenplay is more ambitious by comparison. Blade Runner scribe Hampton Fancher and Michael Green (Logan) penned the screenplay.
In short, while Blade Runner 2049 might be the better film, it's not the better work.
"It's an existential story", director Denis Villeneuve said.
But hey - it's not BLADE RUNNER.
"But it's also a human story and there's a lot of complicated emotional dynamics and very interesting, layered characters". K's discovery eventually leads him to cross paths, as the trailers suggest, with original lead Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), looking appropriately grizzled and cranky. The screening of the film is still set to go ahead.
"Most of what he's done is iconic and he's the common thread in all of that". But the movie itself was little more than an excuse for Scarlett Johansson to wear a skin-tight costume and shoot people. That's enough science fiction for a career.
However, it has since come to be regarded as one of the most influential movies of all time.
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