Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming Blade Runner 2049 has been handed an R rating, great news for those of us anticipating the film; tricky news for the movie’s box office prospects.
According to the report at The Playlist, Blade Runner 2049 is rated R “for violence, some sexuality, nudity & language.”
To be fair, I never expected anything less than R, but you never know these days. Plenty of remakes and long-gap sequels have been watered down in order to expand the prospective audience. The Robocop remake was PG-13 for god’s sake, so you never know…
Then there’s the fact that the original Blade Runner was rated R. Those were in the years before the PG-13 rating existed, so a non-kids movie was one or the other (hell, Jaws was PG!). Ridley Scott’s original would not be rated R today, so that tells me that Villeneuve’s sequel will hit the violence a little harder than the original.
Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista, and Robin Wright, and it will be here October 6. Y’all gonna see it or nah?