Blade a Runner 2049

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Re: Blade a Runner 2049

Post by sane max nli » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:24 am

Hew Johns wrote: a film whose reputation built long after the initial tepid reception.


tepid is not the word. the movie-going world officially rated it 'a stinker'

I am very fond of the original. I was exposed to it in a 'you will like this, and that's the rules' sort of way, because my drama teachers remembered Tony and Ridley Scott for some reason or other as local lads made good and I remember being impressed but not liking it that much. Later, it was one of the few movies we had on tape, so I watched it to death, and liked it. But a lot of the reason I ike it now is its powerful nostalgia feeling.

The sequel has made good numbers, and is well regarded still. Most SF would love to do that well.

Re: Blade a Runner 2049

Post by Hew Johns » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:45 pm

TBH I haven't looked at the numbers. Just haven't heard any buzz since and the reviews on IMDB after a deluge of paid hype was pretty negative. The original Bladerunner is well known as a film whose reputation built long after the initial tepid reception.

Re: Blade a Runner 2049

Post by sane max nli » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:31 am

Drjackson wrote:Maybe he only likes movies where he knows the whole plot before hand ?


hey, I am not saying he is wrong. Each to their own, and just because most people disagree doesn't make him wrong as such. I am sure his local 'Didn't like Blade Runner 2049' club have a meeting in a 'phone box near him.

Re: Blade a Runner 2049

Post by Drjackson » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:01 pm

Maybe he only likes movies where he knows the whole plot before hand ?

Re: Blade a Runner 2049

Post by sane max nli » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:27 pm

Hew Johns wrote:Just discovered this thread. Saw it immediately after it was released. Knew it would drop like a rock.


The film received praise by critics for its performances, direction, cinematography, musical score, production design, and faithfulness to the original film, and has grossed $256 million worldwide, with budget estimates ranging from $150–$185 million.


'Drop like a rock' means what exactly? Serious question. It's not making 'Star Wars' money, but it's not 'Star Wars' is it? It's doing a hella lot better than the original did :) I looked round the (pretty full) cinema I was in anw wondered how many of the people watching it saw the first one in the cinema? I am guessing 2 - me and my wife.

Looks like a tolerably succesful, money-wise, very succesful, critic wise, movie to me

Re: Blade a Runner 2049

Post by Hew Johns » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:34 pm

Just discovered this thread. Saw it immediately after it was released. Knew it would drop like a rock. It's not that it's slow and lengthly. It's that you have no idea where it's going 'cause it doesn't. In the original, you knew Decker was going to have to show down with Roy and he was going to have to make a decision about Rachel. Here, K, a new generation, neutered replicant and bladerunner, stumbles onto a secret that both the Police and Corporation are extremely interested in. And therefore they both spend 2 hours helping him along until the finale where, uh, the Police concerns are not resolved, the Corporation is still around, and K's fate is so ambiguous my son and I disagreed about it. What a waste of time.

Re: Blade a Runner 2049

Post by Levied Troop » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:32 pm

It really is. I've not found myself thinking about a film quite so much just after I've seen it.

I think I want to go and see it again this weekend.

Re: Blade a Runner 2049

Post by Drjackson » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:05 am

Just came out of thd theatre - bloody good

Re: Blade a Runner 2049

Post by sane max nli » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:29 am

Oh my word. what a good film.

Intelligent without being up it's own arse, 'look how clever I am' in the way Nolan often is for example, enough brief nods toward the original without being annoying in that 'Oooh look over there it's the Millenium Falcon' way.

The scene with Rachel was astounding, what a world we live in that we can do that nowadays. Gosling acts his socks off, not a fan of the Gosling, but he deserves an Oscar for this one.

Any downsides? well, maybe Harrison Ford phoned it in a bit, but he has never been Olivier, has he?

Just a very good film.

Pat

Re: Blade a Runner 2049

Post by Hastati » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:02 am

Just saw it tonight, in fact I just got home. It was a double bill of the original followed by 2049. I loved it. Visually it is absolutely stunning.

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