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Title: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: pogoowner on April 22, 2016, 08:02:55 PM
Blade Runner 2 has been moved up to an October 6, 2017 release. The movie will star Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, and Dave Bautista.

I have no idea what to expect from this, but why not have yet another Harrison Ford sequel? :lol Anyone else excited about this?
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Cool Chris on April 22, 2016, 09:34:08 PM
Good lord. Maybe we will see Harry get power-bombed.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: PowerSlave on April 23, 2016, 04:42:04 AM
Anyone else excited about this?

Very much so! I've always enjoyed the first movie. I'm hoping that the sequel does it justice.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Adami on April 23, 2016, 08:57:00 AM
Big fan of the original.

No, I'm not excited about a sequel.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: faizoff on April 23, 2016, 10:46:14 AM
Very curious how this turns out. Will definitely watch it, hopefully it has interesting ideas and executes them well.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Kotowboy on April 23, 2016, 11:02:49 AM
Ridley Scott not directing...
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: TioJorge on April 23, 2016, 12:41:57 PM
I was about to ask what Dave just answered so I'm gonna go ahead and fart in this one's general direction and mosey on out of here. I'll be pleasantly surprised if it isn't utter shit but I don't think for one second that it'll be anything more than either a massive amount of homages and coat-tailing and/or just...a bag of shit.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Kotowboy on April 23, 2016, 01:19:37 PM
It will be to Blade Runner as Nemesis was to The Wrath of Khan.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: orcus116 on April 23, 2016, 02:35:18 PM
Ridley Scott not directing...

Probably for the best.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Phoenix87x on April 23, 2016, 03:06:00 PM
I love the first blade runner, so I am definitely excited to see what the come up with, but I am not holding my breath.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Zantera on April 23, 2016, 03:28:33 PM
Ridley Scott not directing...

But Denis Villeneuve is, and is arguably a much better director at the moment.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 24, 2016, 05:00:35 AM
Big fan of the original.

No, I'm not excited about a sequel.
This.  Except I'm not sure I would call myself a "big" fan of the original.  I certainly respect it quite a bit.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 24, 2016, 05:07:46 AM
I found the original move hugely disappointing, so I don't feel strongly about a sequel. But if it has the same great setting and similar premise as the first, this could be a great film.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Mister Gold on May 26, 2016, 05:24:23 PM
Ridley Scott not directing...

But Denis Villeneuve is, and is arguably a much better director at the moment.

Zantera gets it. Villeneuve is an incredibly underrated director. Sicario was the best film of 2015 in my book and his other films have a great reputation too. The idea of making a sequel to Blade Runner is an incredibly risky one, but if there's anyone in the world that could pull it off, it'd be Denis Villeneuve.

I have far more confidence about this film being good than I do for Alien: Covenant (though the current set photos and images that are hitting the web for that look relatively promising so far).
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Cable on May 27, 2016, 05:18:00 PM
I agree about Scott. I feel he is a mixed bag throughout the films of his I have seen. Blade Runner itself is a mixed bag IMO. I own the final cut, and his vision holds up great today. And the final cut is great IMO, and I kind of wish the movie was left alone.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: T-ski on May 29, 2016, 08:03:51 AM
rumor has it Harrison Ford will be killed by his son.

not confirmed however.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Mister Gold on September 19, 2016, 08:17:25 AM
Out of curiosity, has anyone else here seen the concept art that's been released so far for this film? It looks pretty good.

(http://static.srcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/Blade-Runner-2-Street-EW-Concept-Art.jpg)
(http://static.srcdn.com/slir/w612-h380-q90-c612:380/wp-content/uploads/Blade-Runner-2-City-EW-Concept-Art.jpg)
(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/films/2016/07/18/bladerunner-xlarge_trans++5zP3aPBd44ZtL232mN9qwvDPPmB_zZ6Hupd8yh2rJwE.jpg)
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Kotowboy on September 19, 2016, 09:31:18 AM


This will most likely continue the recent trend of " Soft Reboot /  Remake / Nostalgic Sequel ".

I predict it will most likely just be the first film again with new characters.

In the Jurassic World / Force Awakens mould. Both of which made over $1bn
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Zantera on September 19, 2016, 09:52:12 AM
Yeah there's no way Blade Runner 2 is coming close to a billion though.  :lol

But I think it has the potential to be a really great film.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Mister Gold on September 19, 2016, 10:01:36 AM


This will most likely continue the recent trend of " Soft Reboot /  Remake / Nostalgic Sequel ".

I predict it will most likely just be the first film again with new characters.

In the Jurassic World / Force Awakens mould. Both of which made over $1bn

You don't get a guy like Denis Villeneuve just to retread the original. Normally I'd be right there with you on the skepticism, but getting Denis to helm the film makes me have a considerably higher amount of faith in the film.

That being said, I wouldn't be surprised if the film's story takes elements from PKD's original novel and implements them here. The original film deviated really heavily from the book and so there's some pretty killer stuff that Denis could tap into and repurpose for his film that would add a new angle that wasn't present in the original Blade Runner film.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2 - October 6, 2017
Post by: pogoowner on December 19, 2016, 12:41:49 PM
Trailer is up!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haXvp8M9Cog
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Adami on December 19, 2016, 12:43:59 PM
Trailer was neat for how brief it is.


But.........the movie is almost a year away. Isn't it a bit early for a trailer? I feel like they're releasing trailers earlier and earlier these days. which then causes them to release more and more film footage leading up to the actual film to make up for it.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Phoenix87x on December 19, 2016, 12:47:07 PM
Looks pretty cool. So far so good.

The original is one of my favorite movies ever, so I can't wait to see more.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Zantera on December 19, 2016, 02:23:08 PM
Probably the best director working today, and Deakins as DP, amazing cast, great composer, everything is really lined up for this to be one of the best films of 2017.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: PixelDream on December 19, 2016, 02:29:06 PM
Loved the teaser trailer. Blade Runner is my favorite film of all time. I discovered the BR universe through a Westwood point 'n click adventure game in the 90's (which is excellent). I literally can't wait to see this sequel.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Kotowboy on December 19, 2016, 02:30:00 PM
Probably the best director working today, and Deakins as DP, amazing cast, great composer, everything is really lined up for this to be one of the best films of 2017.

Roger Deakins should replace Blandy Mc Blandy as Chris Nolan's new DP.

Interstellar looked so devoid of colour.

Compared to Inception which was absolutely gorgeous to look at and won Wally Pfister an Oscar - who has now given up Cinematography :facepalm:
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: pogoowner on December 19, 2016, 02:39:54 PM
Loved the teaser trailer. Blade Runner is my favorite film of all time. I discovered the BR universe through a Westwood point 'n click adventure game in the 90's (which is excellent). I literally can't wait to see this sequel.
A friend of mine had that game, and my brothers and I would go to his house to play it when we were kids. I was too young to really know what was going on at the time, though.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: PixelDream on December 19, 2016, 02:49:13 PM
Loved the teaser trailer. Blade Runner is my favorite film of all time. I discovered the BR universe through a Westwood point 'n click adventure game in the 90's (which is excellent). I literally can't wait to see this sequel.
A friend of mine had that game, and my brothers and I would go to his house to play it when we were kids. I was too young to really know what was going on at the time, though.

Cool! When I first saw the film I still preferred the game. :lol

What's cool about it is that you play another Blade Runner detective. The game's story takes place in the same world. There are references to Deckard but the story runs parallel to the one in the movie. The decors and even camera angles are very similar to the game which is pretty impressive. There are a dozen different endings to the game, depending on your playing. A revolutionary thing at the time, while now it's pretty common with for example Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls etcetera.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Phoenix87x on May 08, 2017, 01:41:45 PM
New trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCcx85zbxz4

OH BABY, OH BABY, OH BABY  :metal


(http://68.media.tumblr.com/d5e5b4ba83fb8afad572dfd642e9aa94/tumblr_n9r1t0t9Q31tglg2co1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Polarbear on May 08, 2017, 01:57:19 PM
Looks Epic! :tup

First Blade Runner is, one of my favorite movies of all time!
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Mister Gold on May 08, 2017, 04:11:55 PM
New trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCcx85zbxz4

OH BABY, OH BABY, OH BABY  :metal


(http://68.media.tumblr.com/d5e5b4ba83fb8afad572dfd642e9aa94/tumblr_n9r1t0t9Q31tglg2co1_500.gif)

I said it awhile back- if there's anyone that can make this movie work, it'll be Denis Villeneuve. I'm beyond stoked to see this film.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Phoenix87x on May 08, 2017, 04:42:55 PM
After seeing Arrival, I am even MORE excited for Blade runner. This director is quickly becoming one of my favs
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Mister Gold on May 08, 2017, 04:52:09 PM
After seeing Arrival, I am even MORE excited for Blade runner. This director is quickly becoming one of my favs

Yeah, his filmography is pretty damn impressive. I especially loved Enemy and Sicario! :hefdaddy
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Kotowboy on May 10, 2017, 04:33:26 AM
 Red Letter Media : Rich Evans Auditions for Blade Runner 2049  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZOLKwSsFik)
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Phoenix87x on May 10, 2017, 07:08:44 AM
Red Letter Media : Rich Evans Auditions for Blade Runner 2049  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZOLKwSsFik)

That is fucking hilarious  :rollin
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Mister Gold on May 10, 2017, 07:47:26 AM
Red Letter Media : Rich Evans Auditions for Blade Runner 2049  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZOLKwSsFik)

Okay, yeah, that's pretty hilarious. :lol
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Polarbear on July 19, 2017, 09:57:02 AM
Bump!

New trailer has been released for Blade Runner 2049! Looks fantastic! My second most anticipated movie of year, after The Last Jedi.

https://youtu.be/knptEc9_eQs
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Phoenix87x on July 19, 2017, 10:35:27 AM
That's looks awesome. I am so excited.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: pogoowner on July 20, 2017, 05:32:54 PM
Trailer has not dampened my excitement.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: jammindude on September 22, 2017, 07:02:33 PM
This....is....the 21st Century.   I should NOT be having this problem.

When I worked at a video store from 1996-2000, I was *CONSTANTLY* having to tell the buyer, "hey, the sequel for Movie X comes out next week, so you should order a butt load of the first movie to stock on shelves."   I always heard, "nah, not that many people are going to want it."   And every single time, it was the same thing.   Dozens of people flock to my store wanting to buy the first movie before they go to see the sequel.....and we don't have any.

Now, everything is digital.   I should be able to do whatever....On Demand....Prime....Netflix....buy the blu-ray.....   But guess what?   I want to watch Blade Runner, and no streaming is available, and the Blu-Ray won't be available til next week.   No Amazon overnite shipping. 

Am I just being a spoiled brat?   I think that given the day and age we live in, this should be a NO BRAINER.   I should be able to watch Blade Runner TONIGHT if I feel like it.    BUUUUUUTTTTT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 >:( :censored
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Zantera on September 24, 2017, 02:19:32 PM
This....is....the 21st Century.   I should NOT be having this problem.

When I worked at a video store from 1996-2000, I was *CONSTANTLY* having to tell the buyer, "hey, the sequel for Movie X comes out next week, so you should order a butt load of the first movie to stock on shelves."   I always heard, "nah, not that many people are going to want it."   And every single time, it was the same thing.   Dozens of people flock to my store wanting to buy the first movie before they go to see the sequel.....and we don't have any.

Now, everything is digital.   I should be able to do whatever....On Demand....Prime....Netflix....buy the blu-ray.....   But guess what?   I want to watch Blade Runner, and no streaming is available, and the Blu-Ray won't be available til next week.   No Amazon overnite shipping. 

Am I just being a spoiled brat?   I think that given the day and age we live in, this should be a NO BRAINER.   I should be able to watch Blade Runner TONIGHT if I feel like it.    BUUUUUUTTTTT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 >:( :censored

Nah I think you're being reasonable. I feel like in 2017 with streaming (and all of the services) as well as buying movies digitally, if Piracy becomes the only option for seeing something the same night (even though you are willing to pay for it) then there's something wrong somewhere in the system.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: pogoowner on September 24, 2017, 06:40:07 PM
I have my ticket for opening night, and I've reserved the best seat in the theater, which is one of my favorite aspects of modern movie-going.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: jammindude on September 24, 2017, 06:58:47 PM
For the record....a FB friend pipped up and loaned me the BluRay of The Final Cut.   I hadn't seen it in over 20 years, so I thought it was a pleasant surprise.  (being as I didn't remember a single thing about it.)  Although I can see why people criticized it for the pacing, I have to say that was one thing that (in my old age) I found it refreshing.    I commonly criticize modern movies for "machine gunning" the story line, and being feeling like they were edited by Freddy Krueger.   Seeing a slower paced sci-fi story that felt more like "Casablanca in the 21st Century" was a nice nod to old school film making.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Herrick on September 25, 2017, 04:51:40 PM
Gosling seems very bland in the teaser. I won't watch the full trailer because they usually give away too much shit. I'm gonna call it and say Gosling's character is NOT a replicant. It would be too obvious. Or maybe that's what they want us to think? Anyway, I'll find out when the movie comes out on DVD next year.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Phoenix87x on September 25, 2017, 05:14:46 PM
Ah yes, the age old question. Is Gosling a replicant?

I'm not sure, but I do know that Gaff is in the film once more and we'll have to see if he leaves a paper mache scorpion or something  :lol
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: faizoff on September 30, 2017, 11:05:37 AM
The early reviews seem like this is going to be a winner. Can't wait to check it out next week.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Phoenix87x on September 30, 2017, 03:03:16 PM
The are 3 shorts that have been created as prequel stories to the new film. 2 are live action with actual actors from the film and one is anime, done by the guy that did cowboy bebop. The two live action ones were directed by ridley scotts son

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgsS3nhRRzQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ9Os8cP_gg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrZk9sSgRyQ
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: faizoff on September 30, 2017, 03:43:49 PM
I'm debating on watching them before I see the movie. The ones they did for Alien Covenant sorta gave context to some scenes though didn't really add to the story. I think I'll watch them after I see the movie.

Speaking of the movie, I asked MP on twitter and he's pumped as well!

https://twitter.com/MikePortnoy/status/914239675287687170
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: PixelDream on October 05, 2017, 05:19:28 PM
Blade Runner is my favorite movie of all time and I just came home from watching 2049. I loved it. Gonna see it again tomorrow and on sunday. Don't read anything about it I'd say, you'll enjoy it more the less you know about the story. Hats off to Denis Villeneuve and the entire crew, this is a special movie that pays homage to the original, connects with it in a really cool way and expands on it as well. Still digesting everything I just witnessed, questions are being raised again which is what makes the original so magical. Beautiful cinematography and with an identity all of its own. Only Villeneuve could've pulled this one off. What a time to be alive.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Phoenix87x on October 05, 2017, 06:20:07 PM
Seeing it tomorrow and I can't wait
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: gmillerdrake on October 05, 2017, 07:45:38 PM
Seeing it tomorrow and I can't wait

Yep. It'll either be tomorrow or Sat. Night for me as well. Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Polarbear on October 06, 2017, 01:24:57 AM
Going to see it on Saturday evening with a buddy of mine! :metal

Luckily i haven't run into any spoilers.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: kaos2900 on October 06, 2017, 06:22:07 AM
I've heard a lot of good things about this. I've only seen the original once and I thought it was really boring honestly. Maybe I should give it another shot.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Phoenix87x on October 06, 2017, 01:36:02 PM
I hate this movie.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Mister Gold on October 06, 2017, 06:49:02 PM
This film was an utter masterpiece. I adored it. :metal
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: gmillerdrake on October 06, 2017, 11:29:16 PM
This film was an utter masterpiece. I adored it. :metal

Yeah. Just got back, I liked it a lot as well. It definitely warrants another viewing in the theater for me.



Not to get to spoilery but I think....if done correctly.....they could pull off a trilogy. The story is there I believe.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: jammindude on October 07, 2017, 12:18:16 AM
Same here.  Just jaw-droppingly brilliant.   The best sci-fi movie I have seen in a VERY long time. 

I was really afraid they were going to update it into a modern action flick, and they totally didn't.  They nailed the mood and pacing of the original, but somehow made the storyline even more gripping.   The "film noir" visuals of the first movie aren't there, but that just made this one feel more like its own thing. 

Can't say enough how much I adored it.   If it hadn't been so late, I would have turned around and saw it again.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: NoseofNicko on October 07, 2017, 01:57:04 AM
Was Ana de Armas (Joi) any good? How big is her part? No spoilers please.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: PixelDream on October 07, 2017, 07:00:37 AM
Was Ana de Armas (Joi) any good? How big is her part? No spoilers please.

She has a substantial supporting role and did a very good job. But I'd say Sylvia Hoeks outshines everyone in this movie.

Last night I saw it again, this time there was no break. I fell asleep during the last half hour and woke up to the end credits.  :rollin Well, it IS a very long movie.

Tomorrow another viewing, this time finally with amazing Dolby Atmos sound and a huge 2D screen. And then possibly later on in IMAX 3D just to see if the 3D adds something to the movie.

I know, I'm insane. But I've been waiting for this a very long time and want to indulge in this new Blade Runner universe. 
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Polarbear on October 07, 2017, 02:54:12 PM
LOVED IT!

Can't say if it's better than the original, since i haven't seen the original in a while.

And considering how many soundtracks Hans Zimmer does in a year, he really outdid himself this time!
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Phoenix87x on October 08, 2017, 07:46:10 AM
Does anybody know why


*Spoiler small text below*









Wallace killed that female replicant a few mins after its birth? I didn't quite understand that. 
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: gmillerdrake on October 08, 2017, 08:36:50 AM
Does anybody know why


*Spoiler small text below*









Wallace killed that female replicant a few mins after its birth? I didn't quite understand that. 

I got the impression he used her to make a point. That he was frustrated that he hadn't figured out how Tyrell discovered/created live child birth through replicants and he hadn't yet. I mean, Wallace sliced her through the uterus....so, that's where I saw it as frustration that he couldn't create child bearing replicants
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Phoenix87x on October 08, 2017, 09:15:26 AM
^^^   That makes sense, and was kind of the impression I got as well.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: PixelDream on October 08, 2017, 10:38:40 AM
Just got back from a viewing on a BIG screen with Atmos sound. Definitely the way to go, see it on the biggest and best installation possible!
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: NoseofNicko on October 08, 2017, 02:21:16 PM
Best. Movie. Of. The. Year.

Oh and Ana de Armas (Joi) is officially the most beautiful woman ever.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: lonestar on October 08, 2017, 07:07:06 PM
Well it seems the movie made 5/6 DTFers moist.

I'll be getting my drawers wet tomorrow...
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: jingle.boy on October 09, 2017, 07:42:15 AM
Well it seems the movie made 5/6 DTFers moist.

I'll be getting my drawers wet tomorrow...

Same.  Jingle.son and I are gonna grab a burger, and see it at 5:30 tonight.  Happy Thanksgiving to us!
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: gmillerdrake on October 09, 2017, 09:02:28 AM
Well it seems the movie made 5/6 DTFers moist.

I think in simple terms this is just a really good movie. Forget about it being a sequel...they do such a good job telling the story that you could easily watch this movie without having seen the original and not miss it one bit. Seeing the original is a bonus for sure but not a necessity, which is one of the impressive things about this movie.

The underlying themes of humanity and the search for meaning and purpose are masterfully done as well IMO. I'm curious to see yours and Chad's opinions afterwards.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: PixelDream on October 09, 2017, 04:09:54 PM
From what I'm hearing around me and on Facebook, people are either completely blown away, or simply think it's a boring movie.

The 'boring' comments seem to come mostly from the 18-25 demographic. These people saw the trailer (which makes it seem like an action sci-fi), fail to get into the atmosphere and the philosophical questions at hand (or simply don't care) and therefore have a hard time sitting through the massive 2 hours and 43 minutes of this film. It makes total sense and I couldn't blame them. This movie is not for everyone. I still find it unreal that this sequel to a cultmovie stays so true to the pacing of the original, while having such a big Hollywood budget.

Whereas for me, the slow pacing, long running time and sparse action (but intense when it does occur!) are exactly reasons why I adore this movie. In line with the original, the world-building cinematography and atmospheric score draw me in like few other films do. It's exactly why I love movies like Blade Runner, 2001: A Space Odyssey or even Interstellar. Stuff that's atmospheric, marvellous to look at and has the power to really make you think. Hell, I'd be fine if it went on for 3+ hours.

I was asking myself: Do I think Blade Runner 2049 is as good as the original? I cannot give a definitive answer, which for me is a testament to how good this film really is. Blade Runner is my personal favorite movie of all time. By all odds, this sequel should've been a let down for me, but it isn't. It's exactly the dreamed-of sequel Blade Runner fans wanted. And maybe that's exactly the reason why critics - which critic doesn't at least like or respect Blade Runner - love it, and the general public seems to be indifferent to it.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: gmillerdrake on October 09, 2017, 05:11:43 PM
^^^^Gooe post. I think you could be spot on with the 'age' aspect. I'll admit I've only seen the original three times....one of which was last week to refresh. I personally think the sequel is 'better' in the sense of an all around film...but I think I'm holding the (now inferior) special effects against the first film.

Both films address some serious moral and ethical questions and implications  Writing and dialogue was about equal between them but I think the sequel edges out in the acting/actors.

Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: lonestar on October 09, 2017, 07:32:55 PM
Ok, just got back, and I am in love with this film. A visual spectacle, brilliantly conceived world, and amazing soundtrack. Really paid homage to the original, and grew on it in a very respectable manner,as it seemed the obvious world of 30 years post Blade Runner. Might have to do a second round on it, such an intricate story.

And I completely agree with PixelDream's assessment, the movie does require a person to become intimately involved with it, it's definitely not a fly by night film.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: pogoowner on October 09, 2017, 08:37:13 PM
I think both are great movies. 2049 seems a bit more... fully realized, I guess I'll say. I think they did a tremendous job with it.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: jingle.boy on October 09, 2017, 09:36:10 PM
Ok, just got back, and I am in love with this film. A visual spectacle, brilliantly conceived world, and amazing soundtrack. Really paid homage to the original, and grew on it in a very respectable manner,as it seemed the obvious world of 30 years post Blade Runner. Might have to do a second round on it, such an intricate story.

And I completely agree with PixelDream's assessment, the movie does require a person to become intimately involved with it, it's definitely not a fly by night film.

Agree with all that right there.  Slow, methodical, deliberate... the music added so much to the overall vibe.  My mind was fully engaged throughout the whole thing.  Couple of things I could nitpick, but I won't.  However ...

*Spoiler*   So, Wallace is still alive, and he's gonna what?  Just give up the whole search for baby Deckerd?
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: gmillerdrake on October 09, 2017, 10:14:28 PM
Chad, your small font question/point  coupled with the group that helped K/Joe talking about a revolution is why i mentioned earlier in the thread there could easily be a third movie. And one that is just as compelling
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: ganpondorodf on October 11, 2017, 01:12:24 PM
Visually I feel that the original has the edge, but 2049 was better in basically every other way. Only saw it this afternoon so I still need to digest it a bit but I thought it was great.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: gmillerdrake on October 11, 2017, 01:42:26 PM
Visually I feel that the original has the edge, but 2049 was better in basically every other way. Only saw it this afternoon so I still need to digest it a bit but I thought it was great.

Interesting opinion. I think 2049 was pretty visually stunning. Compared at face value it blows the original out of the water....but then again the technology wasn't there for the original to have the 'clean' look that 2049 has. Having just recently re-watched the original you can definitely tell it's an early 80's tech. movie.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Polarbear on October 11, 2017, 01:50:56 PM
Visually I feel that the original has the edge, but 2049 was better in basically every other way. Only saw it this afternoon so I still need to digest it a bit but I thought it was great.

Interesting opinion. I think 2049 was pretty visually stunning. Compared at face value it blows the original out of the water....but then again the technology wasn't there for the original to have the 'clean' look that 2049 has. Having just recently re-watched the original you can definitely tell it's an early 80's tech. movie.

Still, the original Blade Runner was a technological tour de force, considering the time it was made in.

I think Blade Runner 2049 has a shot for the best movie oscar next year! It's that good!
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: gmillerdrake on October 11, 2017, 02:03:15 PM
Visually I feel that the original has the edge, but 2049 was better in basically every other way. Only saw it this afternoon so I still need to digest it a bit but I thought it was great.

Interesting opinion. I think 2049 was pretty visually stunning. Compared at face value it blows the original out of the water....but then again the technology wasn't there for the original to have the 'clean' look that 2049 has. Having just recently re-watched the original you can definitely tell it's an early 80's tech. movie.

Still, the original Blade Runner was a technological tour de force, considering the time it was made in.

I think Blade Runner 2049 has a shot for the best movie oscar next year! It's that good!

very true. Imagine had Scott had todays tech. available to him? It's tough to compare apples to apples given the tech. discrepancy....I just personally prefer 2049 given that it looks more 'clean'.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: ganpondorodf on October 11, 2017, 02:05:48 PM
When I say the original has the edge, I really mean just barely. I was more a fan of the near constant rainy neon of the first film. The new one is still visually stunning, I just personally wasn't as much of a fan of the frequent brightness. Nothing wrong with it, and I applaud them for not just repeating what worked in the original.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: gmillerdrake on October 11, 2017, 02:18:05 PM
When I say the original has the edge, I really mean just barely. I was more a fan of the near constant rainy neon of the first film. The new one is still visually stunning, I just personally wasn't as much of a fan of the frequent brightness. Nothing wrong with it, and I applaud them for not just repeating what worked in the original.

I thought that was a strong point for 2049. They captured 'just enough' of the visual and atmospheric 'feel' of the first film to completely convince the viewer it was the exact same world....just 30 years later. Less rainy due to extended droughts? etc etc. It was as if they really thought out 'how' would this world age in 30 years and they executed it perfectly.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: ganpondorodf on October 11, 2017, 03:06:53 PM
That's fair! Apart from the visuals I'm actually not a big fan of the original film. I just thought it was a wee bit nicer to look at than the new one. But like I said, 2049 surpassed the original in every other way, even the soundtrack, for me.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: PixelDream on October 12, 2017, 04:10:47 AM
I still give the edge to the original Blade Runner when it comes to the landscape/city visuals. There seems to be a bit more detail in the 1982 movie. Somehow everything on screen feels a bit more real to me than 2049's city shots with CGI, although the CGI is in fact pretty good.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Adami on October 14, 2017, 11:00:44 PM
I loved this movie. Maybe 10 minutes too long? But really, that's about it. Just a brilliant movie.

And I'm personally hoping there's no third movie about the Leto thing and the uprising. That wasn't the point of the movie, and I'd hate for this story to go big action sci-fi. It's perfect to end right here.


Lastly, I am so happy that films like this can still be made in the fidget spinner generation when people want constant action, lots of hypertension and everything to happen quickly.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: LCArenas on October 15, 2017, 12:03:43 AM
Ok help me with this, guys. I think I might be missing on something here. I wanted to like this film since the original is a classic... I just got back from the cinema and while I thought this movie was good I didn't particularly think it was better than the first one in any way, save maybe for the particular Arch between Joi and K compared to that of Rachel and Deckard.

I do want to see it again, I think there was so much in this movie that I didn't catch. Maybe I wasn't in the mood for a slow-paced movie.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Zantera on October 15, 2017, 01:57:30 AM
I loved it, possibly my movie of the year so far and I would even say it topped the original for me. Seen some people be negative and most of them haven't seen the original, so I just think a lot of people didn't quite know what type of movie it would be. People go into it expecting futuristic Drive and it turns out to be more of a drama film.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Phoenix87x on October 15, 2017, 10:41:03 AM


Question with potential spoilers






Is there a reason why Deckard needed to be tortured for info in space rather than right then and there at Wallace's home base?
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Podaar on October 16, 2017, 07:06:27 AM
Also my favorite movie of the year. I think everything just hit the right cord. Visuals, music, art design, pacing...everything just felt like a natural extension of the world created in the first movie. I like how some of the technology is wondrous and still somehow mechanical (zooming in on images, coin operated hologram machine).

*Minor Spoilery*



But what has me the most blown away is the different layers of thought on intelligence and artificial intelligence. When the giant sex hologram called him Joe...man. Sympathy overload. I know they are just characters in a film, but man, my gut wrenched with empathy for his loneliness.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: gmillerdrake on October 16, 2017, 07:26:51 AM
But what has me the most blown away is the different layers of thought on intelligence and artificial intelligence. When the giant sex hologram called him Joe...man. Sympathy overload. I know they are just characters in a film, but man, my gut wrenched with empathy for his loneliness.

How about when she hurried to tell him that she loved him right before she was stomped to 'death'? That was just as brutal. I agree that the suggestion of emotion and feeling from the AI was very well done, wasn't in your face but it was there enough to really make you contemplate whether or not what they were feeling was real or not?
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on October 19, 2017, 01:58:10 PM
Will probably see it this weekend but I was wondering, should I watch the first movie since I haven't seen it in ages or it dosen't matter?
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: jingle.boy on October 19, 2017, 03:13:07 PM
Will probably see it this weekend but I was wondering, should I watch the first movie since I haven't seen it in ages or it dosen't matter?

Not necessary at all, imo.  It's been at least 4-5 years since I saw the original, and I don't feel it was an issue.  Jingle.son watched the original the night before ... we both enjoyed it immensely.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on October 19, 2017, 03:18:33 PM
Will probably see it this weekend but I was wondering, should I watch the first movie since I haven't seen it in ages or it dosen't matter?

Not necessary at all, imo.  It's been at least 4-5 years since I saw the original, and I don't feel it was an issue.  Jingle.son watched the original the night before ... we both enjoyed it immensely.
:tup
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: pogoowner on October 19, 2017, 04:33:45 PM
I watched the first movie the night before as a refresh. If you had never seen it before, I would absolutely tell you to watch it first. But if you think you're familiar with it, I'd say you're fine.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Cyclopssss on January 09, 2018, 05:01:25 AM
Beautiful movie, although I was initially frequently at a loss about who the 'good' and who the 'bad' guys were. Great acting on all fronts though.
And that one scene.... 'she had green eyes' whoo boy!
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Cool Chris on February 23, 2018, 08:48:00 PM
Just watched this. Disclaimer, haven't seen the first movie in many, many years.

A little hard to stay focused while taking care of my 5 month old, but I was so caught up in the whole package (story, visuals, acting) unlike I have with a film in a long time. This is a brilliant film, a worthy successor to the 1982 film, and one that any fan of cinema should see.

Seeing the 1982 film again is on my short list now. Just have to figure out which version to see!
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Sacul on February 24, 2018, 12:49:03 PM
The Final Cut is the consensus as best version of the original.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Phoenix87x on February 24, 2018, 12:50:06 PM
The Final Cut is the consensus as best version of the original.

Agreed
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: PowerSlave on February 25, 2018, 11:16:28 AM
I finally got around to seeing the movie last night. I can't put into words how impressed I was by this film.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: TheOutlawXanadu on February 27, 2018, 10:51:26 AM
I am not a fan of the original Blade Runner, but 2049 is one of my favorite movies ever. What an experience.
Title: Re: Blade Runner 2049 - October 6, 2017
Post by: Polarbear on February 27, 2018, 11:47:11 AM
Like I've said many times, Blade Runner 2049 was my favorite movie of last year. Could also be my favorite movie of recent years!