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Blade Runner: 2049
« on: October 05, 2017, 16:18:31 PM »
About to see this in 3D. Slightly nervous- hopefully 35 years will have been time enough to put a good story together.
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Re: Blade Runner: 2049
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 11:56:33 AM »
Well. Hmm. I just don't know. I'm still thinking about it. I will mention the musical score - some of is very reminiscent of the original but quite a bit of it is very dark, jarring and disturbing, definitely designed to put you on edge and it works. The actress (Ana de Armas) who plays JOI is stunning. I last saw her was in Knock Knock and she didn't make the impression  that she does here. Utterly captivating and beautiful. The cinematography is quite astonishing - although a lot of it is through fog, due to the continuing human ruination of Earth.

Will this be talked about with same reverence as Blade Runner? I don't think so, and I doubt I will watch it often, but I'm glad I saw it on the big screen.

Oh yes, Ryan Gosling was an excellent choice for the starring role. On the other hand, Harrison Ford seems to struggle a bit at times but he is essential to the story. I'm not going to spoil the story or plot but yes, I did enjoy it and the story in general works although I could nit-pick at a few loose ends if I wanted.

Overall, it is worth watching- not that Blade Runner fans will need my encouragement.
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Re: Blade Runner: 2049
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 15:10:34 PM »
I saw on the big ole Imax last night. Very good, a worthy sequel and  I am glad Ridley was not let loose on this. In short much better than I expected.
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Re: Blade Runner: 2049
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 11:04:19 AM »
I'm still thinking about this film 2 days later and that in itself says something I think. I will stress again that visually, this film is very special indeed. I read somewhere that if Roger Deakin doesn't get the cinematography Oscar that the universe is broken. I'd probably go along with that. The more I think about the film, the more it is sinking in to my psyche. I've seen a critic saying it is better than the original - hey guys, let's not get carried away here. I think I may need to go back and watch again in 2D this time or maybe go for the full imax experience.
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Re: Blade Runner: 2049
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 19:27:48 PM »
I think this guy enjoyed it (there may be SPOILERS - you are WARNED!!) . . . .

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/blade-runner-2049-review-spectacular-profound-blockbuster-time/
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Re: Blade Runner: 2049
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 20:44:06 PM »
Saw it this afternoon on an IMAX with my 2 teenage kids. It is not in the same league as the original (but then what is) but it is very good. It does not have the depth or mystery of the first film but it is very cleaver and sets up the third film nicely. Great performances from the lead actors including Harrison Ford.
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Re: Blade Runner: 2049
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 03:01:44 AM »
What's the original like then?

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Re: Blade Runner: 2049
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 17:58:48 PM »
What's the original like then?

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Re: Blade Runner: 2049
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017, 19:19:19 PM »
It is the Rush of SiFi movies.

True, it is a cult classic. Not a hit upon release and slowly gaining this status over the years that followed. I love it, but it is not for everyone. Not a typical Hollywood film IMO, much to grim for that.
It is a film noir, sci-fi detective type of movie with lots and lots of little thingies that make geeks like myself go a bit nuts when I see it. The ongoing debate whether the main character (Deckard) was a replicant or not (I think yes, but how come he returns 30 years on? I am sure the answer is in there...). The conspiracy theories surrounding companies that went out of business or suffered major setbacks after being featured in the movie (Atari being one of them), the gorgeous soundtrack by Vangelis, the Voight Kampff test machine. I could go on forever..I just love all of that.

Fortunately for the people that don't like voice overs, there are - I think - 3 or 4 versions available by now. Also without that voice over.

Have not see 2049 yet, but is you plan to and have not seen the original, I would urge you to see that one first. It will add a lot of substance to the new one I am sure.
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Re: Blade Runner: 2049
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2017, 19:37:33 PM »
It is the Rush of SiFi movies.


That must make 2001: A Space Odyssey the Yes of scifi movies.  :)


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Re: Blade Runner: 2049
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2017, 20:21:50 PM »

Fortunately for the people that don't like voice overs, there are - I think - 3 or 4 versions available by now. Also without that voice over.

There are 5 versions on the Ultimate Collectors deluxe DVD box set
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Re: Blade Runner: 2049
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2017, 08:29:07 AM »
What's the original like then?


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Re: Blade Runner: 2049
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2017, 17:55:45 PM »

Good for its time, but massively overrated
a bit like Rush then ;)
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Re: Blade Runner: 2049
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2017, 16:20:46 PM »
yep!
The new songs are an abomination