- Watching Blade Runner 2049 tonight and if it betrays the original I’m going to..
It could never be what I wanted perhaps as that film has already been made.
The part that hit me, the only part perhaps, was near the end. He’s lying in the snow and some of the original music played. That brought a tear the the eye.
As a stand alone movie, it was good.
It wasn’t Blade Runner though. The whole feel of the film, it tried too hard but never captured it’s soul. A true replicant perhaps.
That said, I’m as much reviewing myself and my connection to Blade Runner as much as this sequel.
What’s interesting is that when Blade Runner first came out in ’82 it just wasn’t really liked. I remember someone saying some years later when it had been on tv “is that the one where it just rains all the time?”
2049 seems to have been much better received. I wonder if that will change over time but in the reverse of the originals fortunes?Posted 4 months agodevashMember
Like the original, you have to watch it a few times to get everything. Great film, quite long and the pace is meditative rather than action packed which I think put off a lot of modern audiences.
Watching it in an almost empty Imax cinema in Bradford was an incredible experience and you do loose some of the impact watching it at home.Posted 4 months agouponthedownsMember
The original is my favourite film. 2049 is dull, far too long and the story is full of holes. I also have the same problem with Ryan Gosling that the posters above have. Plus I think Villeneuve stinks as a director. I should have been prepared for disappointment after sitting through the snoozefest that is Arrival. Re-watched the original after watching 2049 which only emphasized the greatness of the first film.Posted 4 months agoP-JayMember
I really enjoyed it.
I get the whole ‘dull’ thing, it seems like a short story spread out over 3 hours to give enough time for all the amazing visuals to linger.
Also, PSA: it’s currently on Netflix and in 4K too if you have the right sub / TV which is very rare for a studio film on Netflix.Posted 4 months agonickcSubscriber
I enjoyed it, and I think it compares well with it’s predecessor. It’s beautifully shot and edited, that characterisations are well thought through, the film’s philosophy is an interesting exploration of self, meaning, and worth. The protagonists are rounded and multi-dimensional, and the whole things clearly comes from a love of the original.
It’s one of the few (along with the original and Alien) SciFi films that bear more than one viewing to get the best from themPosted 4 months agofasthaggisMember
This kinda ties in to the “Do you go to the cinema” thread.
For me it was the same as Dovebiker..
I watched it at an iMax
in 3D– mind-bendingly awesome visually. Not sure you’d get the same effect watching at home, certainly want the surround-sound turned up too.
Then again,some people just don’t care about screen size and it’s good that we all have different imaginationsPosted 4 months agoarrpeeMember
I really enjoyed it.
I think it’s one of those rare sequels that actually elevates the original (of which I’m also a fan).
I thought it had a real emotional punch, with the recurring themes of parental grief and parental guilt, both at the micro-level with Deckard, and the macro-level with humanity’s treatment of both its home world and its offspring (human and replicant).
Didn’t mind Gosling at all – thought he conveyed the loneliness and dislocation really well.
Additionally, it looks and sounds amazing, that is to say, terrifying. Just a horribly plausible vision of how the planet might look in a few years (hell, some of it’s already there).
In fairness to the more critical comments above, I think that my enjoyment of it had a lot to do with the fact that I was in a very downbeat mood when I saw the film, so all of its darker themes really resonated. For that reason, I’m slightly scared to watch it again in case it fails to live up to my recollection.
I’d also echo some of the above sentiments regarding just how bad it could have been. Prometheus, Covenant, I’m looking at you.Posted 4 months ago
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