Rutger Hauer hated Blade Runner 2049

Overall it seems that director Denis ​Villeneuve's​ BLADE RUNNER sequel was beloved by most if not all fans of the original Ridley Scott film. But not all of the original film's actors are happy with the final film. In fact, one of the main BLADE RUNNER baddies disliked the film from the ground up.

Yes, Rutger Hauer has now gone on record with THR saying that he believed Denis Villeneuve's BLADE RUNNER 2049 starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford had "no humor, no love, and no soul."

Rutger Hauer:

I sniff and scratch at it. It looks great but I struggle to see why that film was necessary. I just think if something is so beautiful, you should just leave it alone and make another film. Don't lean with one elbow on the success that was earned over 30 years in the underground. In many ways, Blade Runner wasn't about the replicants, it was about what does it mean to be human? It's like E.T. But I'm not certain what the question was in the second Blade Runner. It's not a character-driven movie and there's no humor, there's no love, there's no soul. You can see the homage to the original. But that's not enough to me. I knew that wasn't going to work. But I think it's not important what I think.

Damn. Those are some pretty harsh words coming from such a genre legend. But fair enough. As much as I bug the new BLADE RUNNER film (and as much as I disagree with Hauer here) I think the man knows what he's talking about when it comes to the original film so, personally, I think his thoughts are "important."

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BLADE RUNNER 2049 synopsis:

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

BLADE RUNNER 2049 is directed by Denis Villeneuve from a script by Hampton Fancher (who wrote the original) and Michael Green. The script is based off a story by Hampton Fancher, which is in turn based on the original film's source material "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Phillip K. Dick.

The film stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Edward James Olmos, David Dastmalchian, Lennie James, Barkhad Abdi, Sylvia Hoeks, Hiam Abbass, Carla Juri, David Benson, Ellie Wright, and Kingston Taylor.

BLADE RUNNER 2049 is now available on Blu-ray.


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Source: THR



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