Cinema Fan Edit: A Blockbuster Of A Miss
This post is only going to be useful for those who have seen both Blade Runner films.
I’m not a Blade Runner franchise fanatic by any stretch of the imagination. (In fact, I mistakenly thought the character Deckard was “Dreckard”.) That said, in my opinion, the two released films have been very high caliber.
I recently saw Blade Runner 2049, and I feel one hole in the soundtrack is so large, I had to categorize this under “Poor Design”. I feel like this improvement should have been almost instinctively apparent to the creators.
The existing score is extremely high quality. But as I viewed the film, I couldn’t believe (and still can’t believe) they didn’t fade in the original Vangelis Love Theme from the original Blade Runner during K’s soul-crushing breakdown on the bridge in Blade Runner 2049.
This would have knocked the scene completely out of the park, cemented the scene’s status as classic cinema, and even moved the needle as it pertains to the entire film’s critical rating.
If you have access to both materials (video is NSFW), you can easily see what the fan edit would be.