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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:45 am

It doesn't.

But it's DAMN GOOD! Up there as one of my fave, if not favorite, films of the year!

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Postby Zeruss » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:51 pm

View Original PostGendo'sPapa wrote:It doesn't.

But it's DAMN GOOD! Up there as one of my fave, if not favorite, films of the year!

Oh no... I- I'm... getting pumped up to watch it now (☉‿ ⊙;)
Blade Runner has always been one of my favorite pieces of media--I guess my bias will allow me to enjoy pretty much anything that is related to it anyways (really liked the animated short, if at least because it looked damn pretty and was well animated).
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Postby robersora » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:04 pm

I've never managed to finish Blade Runner. Too many boring bits intercept truly great moments. I love the aesthetic tho. Ryan Gosling alone makes everything great due to sexiness. So I'm looking forward to 2049.
Also, I've watched Blade Runner Black Out 2022
Watanabe still has his shit together. Now go and do another full show, please.
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Postby BiQ » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:32 pm

Just came back from theatre....

By gods, it was great! While I don't agree with those who think it surpasses the original, I can actually see where they're coming from. This... is the rare exception where sequel justifies its existence.

And that said... I also don't like some things it does to the original movie.

And while this movie is watchable without seeing The original, lots of things are better if you have seen it first. ...And if you think '82 movie is slow, you're in for a nasty surprise here.
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Postby soul.assassin » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:16 pm

The original -- 2007 Final Cut, minus the "bus travel" scene (I prefer the one with that cut) -- is a tough watch earlier today, have to put on the thinking hat of watching it as a noir set in 2019. Of course, the classic final lines.

Am looking forward to watching 2049 tomorrow.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:25 am

Nobody told me that 2049 was gonna be the best movie all year. Everything about it is so great.

View Original PostBiQ wrote:By gods, it was great! While I don't agree with those who think it surpasses the original, I can actually see where they're coming from.

I’ll say it is better than the original, for I have long since agreed with Harrison Ford’s initial criticisms of the original Blade Runner film. (Basically there’s no detective work done on screen in a detective movie outside of the stupid “Enhance” scene.) I still respect aspects of the original film (but less so the original original film), but it can’t even get its own premise right.

Also, discussing the original Blade Runner as one singular film is hilarious. You will forever have to specify which original film it is you’re referring to, and it may not always be the original film. (Most people are referring to the 2007 Final Cut, which, technically, isn’t the original film either.)

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Postby soul.assassin » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:28 am

Came back from watching the film. Takes much effort for me to keep focused. Three hours, but what I really love is the world-building, as I was curious about what lay beyond Los Angeles of that universe, what disturbing secrets do they hide in the fog and in the sandstorms.

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Postby Falcon_of_the_Sun » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:50 pm

Saw it today (currently in Italy, waited for an 11am show with English audio and Italian subtitles on a Tuesday morning to minimize annoyance and in a 200 seat cinema of which about 10 were occupied I still managed to get the twat slurping his drink loudly 3 seats from me ffs).

What I liked:
- the visuals, the details, the atmosphere, the constant rain
- casting choices
- the slow pace
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- the whole "Her" (the Spike Jonze movie) thing between K and Joi
- the way the investigation pans out is at least decent, at least at the beginning. I think it could have been nicer if madame weren't to be killed and both LAPD and Wallace chased K.


What I didn't like:
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- the obvious silliness of Luv coming into a police morgue like it's a supermarket, dropping a guy like it's nothing and yet keep on going with her thing with total impunity. No CCTV? Building security? Make that two with the killing of Madam. At least say you are after her but you can't find her?
- the idea that K might be the child is presented a bit too soon
- some poor baddie choices (leaving K alive when capturing Deckard, way to little of escort on the way to the offworld
- the whole "we are gonna save/change the world" thing which is the surefire way of making me dislike a sci-fi movie, which had happened with Arrival already. I was expecting MUCH worse though, it's been kept to a minimum



My take, compared to the original, is that the "what/why is happening" is better in the new one, as I genunely think the old one was a bit flimsy as a plot, but the new one has some flaws as to "how is happening".

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Postby CommanderFish » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:23 am

Blade Runner 2049 was a fantastic film. Ray's cautious pessimism can be assuaged.
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