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Blade Runner 2049

Discussion in 'Film' started by Iluvatar, Mar 4, 2015.

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    Happy Harrison...

     
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    I watched last night.
    The movie is goods, specially the visuals, the noir tone and the soundtrack that at most of the momments take you to the orginal soundtrack composed by Vangelis.
    I think I will enjoy it more in the future after watch it more times. Too much information, the film is dense, huge.
     
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    Saw it last night and it was absolutely brilliant. A fantastic sequel that lives up to the original's legacy, it is indeed a sequel in every way (back when it was announced a lot of people were assuming it to be a retro cash-in reboot or remake) and Harrison Ford is a full supporting actor in it (again many were assuming he'd be a mere cameo for nostalgia purposes) with the whole plot being shaped by the events of the original. It's slightly more action packed than the original, but only slightly, it's still thoroughly slow and cerebral, which again I only point out in order to correct all the naysayers who assumed they'd made Fast & The Furious 2049 from the first trailer somehow. None of those people may even use this forum to read this, but they annoyed the hell out of me when the trailer dropped haha.

    From a purely cosmetic perspective, I loved that they didn't try to course-correct the alternate future to better match our own present-day technological developments (doing the Prometheus thing); although there's a lot of holograms and crazy replicant bio-engineering in use (hey it's Blade Runner), the functional police tech however still had that grainy analogue vibe of the original whilst having advanced it literally in-universe by 30 years. The world was wet, used, worn and decaying, was so great to be back in such a craphole. Just look for the filth coating the back of his pull out computer-screen in the car, which itself looks greatly inferior to modern in-car screens. Great to see the Pan Am and Atari logos still glowing brightly on the skyline too. Even more delightfully, many of the buildings, whilst being part of epically beautiful cityscapes, deliberately still had that slight miniature look that the original film possessed (due to 1982 film-making capabilities), which help it more perfectly feel symbiotically part of the same visual universe.

    After Alien Covenant being so dreadful and pointless I was really worried about another cherished sci fi favourite of mine being ruined by a modern-revisit, especially with Ridley Scott involved (whom I once so revered yet now am thoroughly perplexed by and cautious of) but I'm so happy to say it's fantastic. Ridley, if you fancy giving your next Alien movie to Denis Villeneuve, I certainly won't complain....
     
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    It's been nine hours since I've seen the film in cinema and it keeps on coming back in my thoughts. I must say that it's left quite an impression on me. The only aspect of the film that I'm iffy about is Jared Leto's villain, but that may be because he was heavily marketed and there wasn't really that much of him in the final film, but except for that I absolutely love it.
     
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    Wouldn't be the first time that happened. :rolleyes:;)
     
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    Probably one of the best directors in the last 10 years.

    Sicario masterpiece.
    Enemy and Incendies are excelent.
    The Arrival and Prisioners are good movies too.
    I just need to check 2 or 3 movies of him that I didnt watched yet.
     
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    Saw it today and it's really good! I have to see it at least once again to grasp everything properly, but given that initially I had zero faith in this project, I'm very impressed with how it all turned out. It's weird because it feels like an adequate sequel and something completely different at the same time. The story was great. The mystery is engaging and thematically it lives up to the original's "intellectually" (for lack of a better word). It's a worthwhile extension. I feel like it only lacked a stronger ending (but perhaps that's debatable).

    One of the things I appreciate about the original the most is the unique atmosphere and its vision of the future and I have to say 2049 has a completely different vibe. The overall production design and the way it was shot (although very well done) are a bit too clean. I wish it was more gritty, but it's not something that ruins it for me.

    I was really curious about the music and I think it's OK, even though it sounds a little bit low-effort, to be honest. ;) Just listened to the whole OST on Spotify (what the hell is that pop song doing at the end - so out of place...). It does well at paying homage to Vangelis' sound, but there are no themes or anything that stands out. There was more to the original score than they built on here. But as I said, I think it's fine. The first "BR style" synth sweep was soooo satisfying on the cinema sound system.

    K being a Replicant was a nice little twist right off the bat. I immediately thought: "oh, they're doing the reverse twist from the original - he's human." Fortunately not the case. Not because it would be a bad twist, but because I wouldn't like to have guessed it. :p I also thought he's the child the second it was mentioned, but well - it quickly turned out they wanted us to think that.

    I'm not sure how to feel about the identity of Deckard's daughter. To me it was kind of underwhelming. I thought it was gonna be Luv.

    It's definitely the best 2017 film I've seen so far. I'm very happy they didn't butcher the legacy of the original. It's a bummer that the box office is not looking good... Shame, because I see they were really trying with the promotion.
     
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    I thought it sucked. All style (mostly a copied style) and very little substance. And they tried to make up for the lack of substance by just trying to make the story convoluted. Plus it was long for the sake of being long, they could have easily cut an hour out of it and not affected the movie at all. I honestly don't understand what all the hype is about unless people just like watching cars fly to techno music or watching nerd porno.
     
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    And I feel that his character as a villain is just like Palpatine's The Emperor. Coco is Wallace's Darth Vader. She's the attack dog.
     
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    FTFY. Darth Vader is much more than an attack dog.
     
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    For the folks who have seen this: I understand that Dave Bautista's role was very small, but how does he do? I have seen him in a few things and have come to the opinion that of the former big-name "wrestlers" who are into films, he is probably the best actor of the bunch even while the Rock is more marketable. I've become very curious as to how he develops as an actor.
     
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    He did well, like all the other actors in the film but his role is very short, so don't expect anything special. To be honest, I think there is more of him in the prequel film than in BR2049 itself.
     
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    They will give him short roles until they feel his acting chops are on par with the Rock or that other wrestler can't recall is name but he has comedic timing so we'll see. For now he'll play a henchman like he did in the Bond film. I like him in the BR2049 prequel though.
     
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    Watching now:

    So, right off the bat my brain is punched when the director pronounces his name and verifies for me that if I was trying to get his attention with the way I have been pronouncing it, he likely never would have a clue that I was trying to talk about him...

    Yeah, he's definitely better than your average athlete turned actor. He has a lot more range than someone like the Rock who gets all of the big stuff and I say that as a big fan of the Rock.
     
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    Blade Runner 2049 is a cerebral art film created for Blade Runner fans. It doesn't have much action, its long, about 2 hours 43 minutes; I enjoyed every minute of it, but I did see people falling asleep in the theater, so don't waste your time or money if you're are not into BR.

    I've been a fan of Ridley Scott, and Blade Runner for years. I've watched all the different versions/cuts because I own the ultimate collector's editions. Blade Runner inspired film makers to create Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Bebop, and the Matrix. It has a huge cult following. I just hope if they plan to make another one, Ridley Scott or a director that understands Phillip K. Dick ( Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) and the Blade Runner lore tackles the next film; other then that another film isn't necessary.
     
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    I think I know who you're talking about.... AND HIS NAME IS JOHN CENA!
     
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    Damn, I feel this film really got me - saw it yesterday and genuinely can't wait to see it again.
     
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    I enjoyed it but felt it didn't quite have the same tone as the original. Although it didn't have to. I'd like to see it again
     
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    Good call! I also meant to say Love and not Coco. :-/

    I was expecting to see more of Wallace in the film, but the two lengthy scenes the character does get are nice. I'd love to see what those other enhancement chips in the wooden box do when plugged into his neural implant.
     
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    I saw the movie 6 days ago at the premier and I still thinking of it. I love how Ryan Gosling, k, makes me thinks of Blondie (Eastwood) in the dollars trilogy of Sergio Leone.
     
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