Blade Runner T-shirts
Blade Runner 2049. Could this be movie of the year? It’s not a remake of the original, so that should win it a few extra points from the get-go.
Beyond all jokes, this action sci-fi movie is a wonder to the eyes. Maybe you are tough to convince that the script is good or the idea of the movie is original. But you cannot deny the cinematography of this new version of the cult classic, thanks to Roger Deakins. The whole acting is excellent, although I wish Harrison Ford wasn’t wearing a damn t-shirt the whole time. It felt like that’s what he was wearing at home when he got the call about being in this movie. It’s like he shot those drunk pepaw fighting scenes at his house. I appreciate this man as an actor and he was great in this one, but I didn’t like his somewhat lazy look.
On the other hand, Gosling is kicking ass – literally and figuratively. The director Dennis Villeneuve IS one of the greatest of his generation. It’s ideal to see the original from 1982, but you can actually watch the 2017 sequel on its own and wonder at the scenes and atmosphere. Although, I must admit that the ending about „dying with a cause” premise is weak. I felt like it was meant for the sole purpose of a sequel.
But the whole cinema experience, the idea of loving the movie as pure entertainment was exactly what I missed about films in general. It’s not just Hollywood action. It actually transported me to that desolate world, soaking in every frame with its remarkable soundtrack. It didn’t feel like an almost 3-hour movie. The whole experience was a true spectacle to enjoy on the widest screen with the loudest speakers.
As any other classic piece, the t-shirt industry absorbs it immediately, mixing it into some of the most creative illustrations. These prints are pop culture gold for fans of the Blade Runner phenomenon. There are tons of them out right now, trying to capitalize on its current popularity. These designs are my favorites because they don’t overdo it or are not just senseless mashups. These allude to details only true fans understand and appreciate: