Blade Runner 2049 Has Been Given An 'R' Rating For Some Exciting Sounding Reasons
The sequel ain't no family day out.
The heated second trailer for Blade Runner 2049 has promised dark, dirty and daunting moments, as well as a particularly fetching shearling jacket from The Gos.
But trailers can be deceptive and despite looking jaw-dropping when cleverly spliced together, can leave you feeling a little cross when you realise 70 minutes into the film that you've seen all the best bits.
Some comfort then, that the Ridley Scott remake has officially been classified as R rated (in the UK, what will it be here?), indicating it'll be full of plenty of exciting moments to sink your teeth into. For us Brits there's no exact translation but the film will either be a 15 or 18 certificate depending on what's in there.
The reasons given for the rating are that it contains "violence, some sexuality, nudity, and language." No doubt director Denis Villeneuve, also of Arrival, Scicario and Prisoners had some hand in that.
Although the original Blade Runner was also R rated, fans might have worried that the 2017 update may have softened slightly so doe-eyed fans of Ryan can get their fix.(We're looking at you, Dunkirk.)
As Collider pointed out, "This R rating is kind of refreshing. Most blockbusters these days are made with the widest possible audience in mind, but it really does feel like Villeneuve was given the freedom to create an artful piece of sci-fi drama with a blockbuster budget."
Fingers crossed all those R rated moments haven't all been used in the trailer.
From: Esquire UK