Blade Runner 2049
I missed this thread before.
I am also excited to a point, but more because I’m hoping this could be the film the book deserved. I read the book a couple of years ago and only got round to watching the film the other week, I thought it was a bag of indulgent toss. They’d have been able to fit the rest of the story in if they’d not guffed about so much with lingering shots of people not acting.Posted 5 months ago
fasthaggis – Member
In get ready mode,I watched the original again the other night.
Some of it really doesn’t age well,but hey,it was ground breaking in 1982 and still worth watching for Rutger Hauer alone. I’m surprised you thought that. I watched it last year and thought it was perfect.
MSP – Member
Oh god, most of the reviews seem good, that’s probably the worst scenario,now I will end up watching it and be disappointed. If they had been crap, like they should be, I could have quite happily ignored it. This is exactly my fear too. It’s not helped by the fact that I don’t really like Ryan Gosling. Poses/pouts too much.
fasthaggis – Member
Quite an experience to live in fear, isn’t it? lolPosted 5 months agonamastebuzzMember
Why can’t Hollywood just leave well alone?
The point of mystery/sci-fi is to leave you wondering at the end. Like 2001 A Space Odyssey.
The Alien Franchise should’ve stopped after Aliens but they try and explain everything in the average Prometheus and the truly dire Covenant. It just devalued the whole thing.
It’ll be the same with Blade runner…..Posted 4 months agoCougarSubscriber
Just back, I’m not a fan of the original no matter how many times I attempt to re-watch but I am a fan of Denis Villenueve.
For me it was beautifully crafted (nearly 3 hours) but suffered by being way too ponderous and monotone in its story telling. It is after all a paper thin plot stretched out.
Needed something extra to open out the canvas for a viewer to sink their teeth into. I can cope without exposition and slow pacing but there should’ve been more.
If you’re a Blade runner fan I think you’ll love it but this is the first Villenueve film I’ve not been blown away by.
I predict it’s trying to do two things: follow in the footsteps of the original by being a cult hit appreciated years after and setting up a franchise.
I also think it won’t do too well at the box office.Posted 4 months ago
I also think it won’t do too well at the box office.
Considering that I’m going to go and haven’t been to the cinema since Django and Drac(?) said he hadn’t been for 20 years and is going, I think you might be surprised.
Edit: You did reasonably well to avoid spoilers, but it’s an almost impossible task as I read far too much into everything, so I’ll bow out now!Posted 4 months ago
Considering that I’m going to go and haven’t been to the cinema since Django and Drac(?) said he hadn’t been for 20 years and is going, I think you might be surprised
I will look out for the extra $30 on the box office takings.
Seriously 20 years. You’ve missed some good stuff.Posted 4 months ago
Seriously 20 years. You’ve missed some good stuff.
I’ve had a home cinema since 2000, and much prefer that experience normally. And I’m patient/busy enough to watch things when they take my fancy rather than when marketed.Posted 4 months ago
I’ve also been very cynical of the whole 3D thing and then there’s the prices!
In fact you’ve got me remembering all the reasons why I don’t go to the cinema now!
I’ve had a home cinema since 2000, and much prefer that experience normally. And I’m patient/busy enough to watch things when they take my fancy rather than when marketed.
So have I, but some films are worth the extra girth.
There was a time when I hated going to the cinema (too noisy etc) but we have such a good local cinema (walkable and cheap) that I still go quite a bit.
This film is definitely worth a trip for Deakins’ fabulous cinematography.Posted 4 months agoCountZeroMember
namastebuzz – Member
Why can’t Hollywood just leave well alone?
The point of mystery/sci-fi is to leave you wondering at the end. Like 2001 A Space Odyssey.Posted 4 months ago
Sorry to have point it out to you after all these years, but Arthur C Clarke actually wrote 2010: Odyssey Two, 2061: Odyssey Three, and 3001: The Final Odyssey.
Perhaps you’d be happier if the authors left well alone as well?codybrennanMember
Also just back, IMAX in Glasgow.
I dont really have words yet- stunning, just stunning. In every way. Ryan Gosling can actually act and is very very good indeed. I’m convinced. Visually- I’ve never seen anything like it. And yet it looks like Blade Runner…..go figure.
All I can really say is that they built a believable world based on Blade Runner and our own world, with logical and consistent extrapolations to a world 30 years later. And a plot that unites the 2 eras wonderfully, with enough resonance for fans of the original and (I think) those who’ve never seen the first one. You could live in this world.
And the dialogue is just fantastic. The writers made it all sound right and the actors made it pay off, all of them.
Dare I say it….as good as, if not better, than the original and I think a new high watermark, certainly for science fiction.
At one point, I became self-conscious as my jaw had been hanging open, jaw dropped, for about 10 minutes. But then forgot all about it as something else jaw-dropping started happening.Posted 4 months ago
Looks like there was something good about Alien: Covenant after all!
Scott’s commitment to Alien: Covenant (2017) may have forced him to step away from directing Blade Runner 2049 (2017).vondallySubscriber
I watched yesterday morning at I max 2d, this is how it should be seen, visual and audio joy, the cinematography is memorising, beautiful and blissful. Just watch for this alone.
The pacing of the film will get much criticism as it not the hyperactive marvel film, it is imho wonderfully paced allowing you time to be immersed into the story, the world and importantly the characters.
The plot is either as straightforward or ‘as extensional as you wish.some bits in for me I went meh.
Acting is top notch, I like Ryan Gosling ( watch Nice Guysto see the contrast) the Harrison Ford stops being Harrison and acts reminding me that he could act. Strong female characters.
Yeah good good film off to see again tomorrowPosted 4 months agogil_Subscriber
I found the story lacking, a basic storyline without the twists of the original, the music, although very good, overpowering in places and overused and the lack of fine detail a great let down – I wanted something I would watch over and over again, each time spotting something new – this sadly isn’t it 🙁
Obviously this is just my opinion, you choose to make your own…Posted 4 months agoktaylorMember
Watched it last night. Sorry if I’m mentioning any spoilers…
I saw the original before going out which heightened the anticipation.
Audience was ace. No munching or any ambient noise from them. Some Cineworld pass holders walked out as it obviously wasn’t their thing.
Saw it in a regular screen which worked really well. No need for any other shenanigans like 3D or moving seats!
Really, really loved the scene where we are introduced to the lady that crafts memories! Great moment.
The score worked well.
I’ve grown to like Gosling (I quite liked Driver as well).
The film did lovingly linger over its own landscapes a little too much. Outside Vegas was a bit rubbish but hologram Elvis was great in the shootout.
All sorts of interesting characters get introduced but then forgotten. Seems too much about the sequels in that respect!
I reckon a 7 or 8 out of 10 for me.Posted 4 months ago
I keep seeing this sentence at the top of the page but I can’t work it out- which big clock? Something to do with New Year’s?
To be honest I don’t know, its just a saying, like for all the tea in china or something. I think it might be something I picked up in Liverpool.Posted 4 months ago
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