Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

There’s no saxophone in Blade Runner 2049. There’s barely any Harrison Ford. The aesthetic are strikingly different from the original film. More or less gone are the pervasive cramped neon-drenched streets, the melded Asian aesthetic, the acoustic instrumentation. Hampton Fancher may have been a writer on both films, but 2049 isn’t a sparse moody tone…

Blade Runner 2048: Nowhere to Run (2017)

The third and final of the online prequel short films released in the lead-up to Blade Runner 2049’s release. Ridley Scott deployed a similar marketing strategy with Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. His son Luke Scott directs this particular prequel, the closest chronologically to the Blade Runner sequel itself, directed by Denis Villeneuve. Like the other…

Blade Runner 2036: Nexus Dawn (2017)

Instead of endless spoiler-filled trailers, Ridley Scott likes to push short online film prequels. He did so with Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, and he does so again here, in a film he didn’t direct but was indeed involved with. It’s actually his son that directed this prequel, and the one chronologically after it too. The…

Blade Runner 2022: Blackout (2017)

Prequel short films are a more creative way to advertise a film than trailers, and usually less spoiler-filled as well. Ridley Scott seems particularly enamoured by them, as Prometheus and Alien: Covenant both had them too. Blade Runner 2049 gets three, two directed by Scott’s son, no less. This one, the first chronologically, was not.…