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Blade Runner 2049
« on: September 23, 2017, 12:33:30 pm »
The long-gestating sequel to the 1982 film comes out in less than two weeks, with Denis Villenueve directing and Hampton Fancher co-writing the script with the writer of Logan and... Alien Covenant. Ryan Gosling stars  and Harrison Ford is back.

In just about any other circumstance I'd be very skeptical of this film's existence (and I do concede the marketing is focusing too much on the action elements than I'd prefer), but there's too much raw talent on both sides of the camera for me to write this one off, between Villenueve and his collaborators as well as the cast. Villenueve and Ford have apparently said the script was the reason they signed up in the first place, so there's hope on the screenwriting end. Even if the story ends up disappointing (or, if they flat out state Deckard is a replicant)...well, it'll at least be a lovely, practical effects laden visual treat.

On a side note, I'm disappointed that they dumped Johann Johannsson's soundtrack. As much as I like Hans Zimmer I think his predecessor would've had a more atmospheric, memorable musical backbone. Vangelis' score for the original is a key factor in that film's quality, and if this film's score lands into generic territory the entire film may suffer for it.

Trailers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haXvp8M9Cog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZOaI_Fn5o4

Also, the short films Luke Scott and Shinichiro Watanabe made (Hopefully this isn't an Alien: Covenant case where they should've been in the final film):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgsS3nhRRzQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ9Os8cP_gg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrZk9sSgRyQ

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Re: Blade Runner 2049
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 12:55:05 pm »
Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford are back.

Wasn't aware Ryan Gosling was in the original Blade Runner.  Must've missed him
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Re: Blade Runner 2049
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 09:51:20 pm »
If this movie disappoints me, I will literally cry.
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Re: Blade Runner 2049
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 11:27:15 pm »
If this movie disappoints me, I will literally cry.
Send pics.

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Re: Blade Runner 2049
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 09:45:39 pm »
Early responses from critics are quite positive. I know I should keep my anticipation in check since most of these responses seem to be from armchair geek culture critics but this seems like an encouraging sign. Hopefully the embargo lift will prove this right.

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Re: Blade Runner 2049
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2017, 05:43:49 pm »

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Re: Blade Runner 2049
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2017, 05:50:52 pm »
If this movie disappoints me, I will literally cry.

Looks like you won't be crying.
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Re: Blade Runner 2049
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2017, 05:52:02 pm »
If this movie disappoints me, I will literally cry.
Send pics.

He's actually legal now, so...

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Re: Blade Runner 2049
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2017, 08:19:02 am »
RT Consensus: “Visually stunning and narratively satisfying, Blade Runner 2049 deepens and expands its predecessor's story while standing as an impressive filmmaking achievement in its own right.”

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Re: Blade Runner 2049
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2017, 12:27:04 pm »
For anyone who has seen this:

I'm going to be watching some combination of Mother, Stronger, and this today, but since I'm home for long weekend my family kinda wants to see something together which would likely be Blade Runner based on timing and others' interest. Personally, I have zero interest in this movie, but my question is whether someone (me) who hates the original has any shot of liking this. Keep in mind that I really like Villenueve (Arrival was my second favorite film of last year, Prisoners is in my top 100 and Sicario was a solid 7.5 or 8), but my current thinking is that the original is more influential on whether I'll like this than my opinion of him as a director.

Please be honest rather than just saying I'll love it cause you loved it; I gave Blade Runner (Director's Cut) a 2/10 after all.

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Re: Blade Runner 2049
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2017, 12:29:28 pm »
For anyone who has seen this:

I'm going to be watching some combination of Mother, Stronger, and this today, but since I'm home for long weekend my family kinda wants to see something together which would likely be Blade Runner based on timing and others' interest. Personally, I have zero interest in this movie, but my question is whether someone (me) who hates the original has any shot of liking this. Keep in mind that I really like Villenueve (Arrival was my second favorite film of last year, Prisoners is in my top 100 and Sicario was a solid 7.5 or 8), but my current thinking is that the original is more influential on whether I'll like this than my opinion of him as a director.

Please be honest rather than just saying I'll love it cause you loved it; I gave Blade Runner (Director's Cut) a 2/10 after all.
Try watching The Final Cut. Supposed to be the best one.

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Re: Blade Runner 2049
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2017, 12:46:22 pm »
For anyone who has seen this:

I'm going to be watching some combination of Mother, Stronger, and this today, but since I'm home for long weekend my family kinda wants to see something together which would likely be Blade Runner based on timing and others' interest. Personally, I have zero interest in this movie, but my question is whether someone (me) who hates the original has any shot of liking this. Keep in mind that I really like Villenueve (Arrival was my second favorite film of last year, Prisoners is in my top 100 and Sicario was a solid 7.5 or 8), but my current thinking is that the original is more influential on whether I'll like this than my opinion of him as a director.

Please be honest rather than just saying I'll love it cause you loved it; I gave Blade Runner (Director's Cut) a 2/10 after all.
Try watching The Final Cut. Supposed to be the best one.

That's the one I saw and I still thought it sucked.

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Re: Blade Runner 2049
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2017, 01:22:22 pm »
For anyone who has seen this:

I'm going to be watching some combination of Mother, Stronger, and this today, but since I'm home for long weekend my family kinda wants to see something together which would likely be Blade Runner based on timing and others' interest. Personally, I have zero interest in this movie, but my question is whether someone (me) who hates the original has any shot of liking this. Keep in mind that I really like Villenueve (Arrival was my second favorite film of last year, Prisoners is in my top 100 and Sicario was a solid 7.5 or 8), but my current thinking is that the original is more influential on whether I'll like this than my opinion of him as a director.

Please be honest rather than just saying I'll love it cause you loved it; I gave Blade Runner (Director's Cut) a 2/10 after all.

It's like a Nolanized version of the original, and the worst moments are quite reminiscent of Snyder, so you ought to love it.

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Re: Blade Runner 2049
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2017, 01:36:07 pm »
For anyone who has seen this:

I'm going to be watching some combination of Mother, Stronger, and this today, but since I'm home for long weekend my family kinda wants to see something together which would likely be Blade Runner based on timing and others' interest. Personally, I have zero interest in this movie, but my question is whether someone (me) who hates the original has any shot of liking this. Keep in mind that I really like Villenueve (Arrival was my second favorite film of last year, Prisoners is in my top 100 and Sicario was a solid 7.5 or 8), but my current thinking is that the original is more influential on whether I'll like this than my opinion of him as a director.

Please be honest rather than just saying I'll love it cause you loved it; I gave Blade Runner (Director's Cut) a 2/10 after all.

What were your biggest gripes with the original?
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Re: Blade Runner 2049
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2017, 02:20:16 pm »
For anyone who has seen this:

I'm going to be watching some combination of Mother, Stronger, and this today, but since I'm home for long weekend my family kinda wants to see something together which would likely be Blade Runner based on timing and others' interest. Personally, I have zero interest in this movie, but my question is whether someone (me) who hates the original has any shot of liking this. Keep in mind that I really like Villenueve (Arrival was my second favorite film of last year, Prisoners is in my top 100 and Sicario was a solid 7.5 or 8), but my current thinking is that the original is more influential on whether I'll like this than my opinion of him as a director.

Please be honest rather than just saying I'll love it cause you loved it; I gave Blade Runner (Director's Cut) a 2/10 after all.
Try watching The Final Cut. Supposed to be the best one.
I'd consider it only because of the classic status, but I'm really not inclined to give that movie another shot.

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Re: Blade Runner 2049
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2017, 02:26:44 pm »
For anyone who has seen this:

I'm going to be watching some combination of Mother, Stronger, and this today, but since I'm home for long weekend my family kinda wants to see something together which would likely be Blade Runner based on timing and others' interest. Personally, I have zero interest in this movie, but my question is whether someone (me) who hates the original has any shot of liking this. Keep in mind that I really like Villenueve (Arrival was my second favorite film of last year, Prisoners is in my top 100 and Sicario was a solid 7.5 or 8), but my current thinking is that the original is more influential on whether I'll like this than my opinion of him as a director.

Please be honest rather than just saying I'll love it cause you loved it; I gave Blade Runner (Director's Cut) a 2/10 after all.

What were your biggest gripes with the original?
It's basically a standard hard-boiled detective thriller, except it's a glacially paced slog. More damningly, I saw it junior year of high school and remember very little. Also, the plot kinda makes no sense and Deckard is a pretty character (which gets overshadowed in the debate about his humanity).

By the way, thank you for your input though, Neville, I appreciate it (condescending as it was).

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Re: Blade Runner 2049
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2017, 02:33:40 pm »
Hoping to catch this tomorrow. Expecting it to make my top five of the year if not top it.

Also, Paasche, Blade Runner is probably a film that takes multiple watches to really get into. I myself was a bit overwhelmed by the entire experience on first watch (for reference I've only seen the Final Cut, which since heard is similar to the Director'a Cut, though is the version Villenueve recommended before seeing 2049), though I grew to really enjoy it upon rewatch. Of course, that may not necessarily happen with you but should you rewatch it your opinion may change a bit (plus, since you don't remember much it'll help refresh you on the film's universe).

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Re: Blade Runner 2049
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2017, 02:35:36 pm »
If this movie disappoints me, I will literally cry.
Is the film's box office going to do that instead?
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Re: Blade Runner 2049
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2017, 02:49:37 pm »
I'm gonna try and rewatch this soon in theaters.  It could very easily rise as one of my all time favorite movies depending on how it holds up.
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Re: Blade Runner 2049
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2017, 03:30:53 pm »
If this movie disappoints me, I will literally cry.
Is the film's box office going to do that instead?
He better shed those tears in the rain.

 

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