Blade Runner 2049 - Part 4

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  1. Karelia I Know

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    I just watched Blade Runner 2049 today and really enjoyed it. Soundtrack is phenomenal, the cinematography also stunning. I agree, it could lose about 15-20 minutes, but I still enjoyed the film quite a lot.
     
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    Same, a lot better than I thought it would be. Visually beautiful and brilliant soundtrack. I would love to see more from the cyberpunk genre
     
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  4. AVEITWITHJAMON Darksider

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    Wow, did not know that was her
     
  5. dark_b Registered

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    i thought it was JOI .
     
  6. Marvolo Registered

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    :funny: Not the sort of thing Id expect an auteur like Denis to film. It looks ridiculous behind the scenes.
     
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    Id be down for a female Bladerunner if we ever got another film, new angle and that. Not sure we ever will mind judging on the box office that these films get.
     
  8. HarryCanyon1981 Registered

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    Third favorite film of 2017! an excellent worthy follow up to the 1982 classic and very well done and well acted and visually stunning, good storytelling and nice use of effects even practical.
     
  9. Batmannerism Super-unknown

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    As a big fan of the original theatrical 1982 film (and yes, I prefer it with the voice over because it ends on an uplifting note) was hesitant to see this film. I waited until now, mostly because I couldn't manage to get to a cinema to see it during it's theatrical run.

    I guess I can't help but compare it to the original.

    I agree with those who have said that it was a great looking film, wonderful set design although the world of 2049 didnt feel as gritty or rundown as the original - intentionally I guess ?

    TBH I found it very slow even compared to the original, and that's saying a lot as many nicknamed the 1982 film "Blade Crawler"

    All in all to me there was a bit too much of Ryan Gosling wandering around looking blank interspersed with occasional bursts of violence from Sylvia Hoeks, who was a good villain - because she was nasty and you couldn't wait for her to die - but not even close to Rutger Hauer's magnificent and complex Roy Batty. The final showdown in BR is much more dramatic IMO.

    I thought Joi was the most engaging character, and DeArmas did a great job.

    As a standalone BR 2049 is a good film but not the iconic sci-fi masterpiece that the original is IMHO.
     
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  10. titansupes Registered

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    Finally saw this a few weeks ago-- Enjoyed it... Didn't think it needed to be as long as it was.
     
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  11. OutOfBoose ⊃∪∩⪽ 2020

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    I still believe Deckard and Rachel detour didn't belong in the film. I enjoyed everything else.
     
  12. kguillou Registered

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    Thats interesting because I actually feel BR2049 is a much more accessible film than the original. It took me three watches to finally understand and enjoy the original BR, but this movie i loveddd on first watch. Its slow now doubt but it doesnt feel as trance inducing as the original if that makes sense.
     
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  13. Batmannerism Super-unknown

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    Have you seen the voice over version ? Harrison Ford's narration provides a lot of exposition and insights, maybe that's why I like it so much, it also makes Deckard a more sympathetic and relatable character.
     
  14. kguillou Registered

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    Oh God. The voiceover edition was the first one i watched and hated it. Harrison’s narration is so BAD (and intentionally so from bts info). It definitely contributed to me not liking the film the first time.
     
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  15. Schlosser85 Watchful Protector

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    I hate the version with his cheesy-ass and blatantly bored voiceover narration. It's trying to be all noir detective and just....no. The dialogue is cheesy and sometimes gets in the way of scenes (like Deckard explaining to us why Batty saved him, while Batty is dying), and Ford could not sound any more bored while reciting it.
     
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  16. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    This is the post I wanted to write but couldn't quite compose it when I posted my thoughts on the movie....thank you.
     
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    2049 is better than the original.

    There I said it.
     
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  18. OutOfBoose ⊃∪∩⪽ 2020

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    Narrative-wise 49 is definitely better. But in categories of cinematography, production design, music and general "style as substance" 82 is superior. Plus, nothing beats "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe" poetry. Though I really liked the test in 49. Haunting.
     
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  19. Doctor Jones It's All One Story

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    I don't think that's as bold a statement as you think. I think it's better too. While you cannot repeat the visual inspiration of the original, it's not a perfect film. 2049 improves on those shortcomings. Better protagonist, better lead performance, better direction and execution of story with a greater sense of it, and where the themes were brought out better by these improved things in some respects, and Ford gives a better performance than he did in his own movie. Unlike the original, the visuals and story/character are equal, rather than one being stronger than the other at times.

    Villenueve is just better with actors and character than Scott, and Deckard while he may be strong on paper, doesn't fully come across due to Ford's performance. It's strange. Ford was like a modern Bogart of the time, and that was the point, yet Ford is damn flat at times, but it's even hard to tell if it's Ford who doesn't give a ****, or Scott just isn't great with actors.
     
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  20. flickchick85 Admin of Might

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    I love them both equally. I refuse to choose.
     
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    I'm on the 2049 train. I think it's the better of the two
     
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    That Harrison Ford narration sounded like he was in the toilet.

    I also feel like this left more open loosed ends than the original. Leto character is still alive. Ford and his daughter are most likely going on the run or what? Furthermore, will he still wear more hanes tshirts.
     
  23. Batmannerism Super-unknown

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    That is extremely gracious of you to say. I know that often another SHH poster has summed up my own opinions in a much better way than I could - it's extremely gratifying, so I'm very glad that my post did that for you. You are most welcome. Cheers.
     
  24. Batmannerism Super-unknown

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    I applaud your honesty but I couldn't disagree more on everything you said, as I see BR as Ford at his minimalistic best - whereas Gosling was straight out dull. Even Robin Wright didn't shine in that film. The only performances that really stood out were Hoek and DeArmas.

    Hoek really stood out and there was some real cleverness in the character's design Probably the most disturbing scene in the film was where Wallace purposely murders Luv's newborn clone in front of her - probably to intentionally drive her insane enough to enjoy murdering people. It does a lot to establish her character - but she still doesn't hold a candle to Roy Batty.

    However, I respect your opinion. We must agree to disagree. I will say though that it remains to be seen whether 2049 will have anywhere near the legacy or influence of BR - which, IMHO is one of the, if not the greatest sci-fi films of all time.
     

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