Topic: The Inevitable Blade Runner Thread *SPOILERS ABOUND*

I just saw it. Fuck, man. What a rush. Seeing good storytelling like that is like snorting a line of cocaine. Or several. Or whatever.

Blade Runner 2049 is a testament to Ridley Scott's ability to use light and composition to tell a story. The long, slow-burn of the pacing felt just like the original. Almost every frame could have been printed out and hung in a photography exhibit. Just beautiful work.

And while all that was super great, that's not what I loved about this movie. As far as visuals go, I really think that's the easy part. They've used the original as a template, and while this one was still brilliantly shot, it's imitative by nature.

To me, the performances were what won the day. I think anyone would have been able to just shoot visually "Blade Runner-esque" picture, throw in some Vangelis and call it a day. It was the subtle emotions of the characters, especially Ryan Gosling's K, that made this stand out as great.

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To be specific, I spent a large chunk of the movie going "please don't let him be Deckard's son. Please don't let him be Deckard's son". And he wasn't, and I was glad. What really got me was how K went from discovering he may have a family to having it all torn away from him. Instead that pain and sense of loss destroying him, he used it to give his life to get Deckard back to his daghter. And really, that's what the movie turned out to boil down to. In the end, we don't really know much about K. All we know is that he found his humanity and gave up everything to do the decent thing.

I was at the edge of my seat for pretty much the whole thing. My hat is off the Ridley. He's still got it.

Now he needs to put that much effort into making a decent Alien sequel.

"I solemnly swear I am up to no good." - Han Solo, Terminator 2: With a Vengeance

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Kibouchi wrote:

I Blade Runner 2049 is a testament to Denis Villeneuve's ability to use light and composition to tell a story. The long, slow-burn of the pacing felt just like the original. Almost every frame could have been printed out and hung in a photography exhibit. Just beautiful work.


Fixed.

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Yeah I realized Scott didn't direct after I wrote this. My buddy had told me he did. He was Ex Pro though, so I would think he had a lot of influence on how the movie played out.

"I solemnly swear I am up to no good." - Han Solo, Terminator 2: With a Vengeance

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There's nothing quite like a thousand foot tall, and naked, advert when your weighing up life's options. That, at best, has got to be an inconvenience to your day somewhat. And here I thought adverts were obnoxious now. I wonder if there is an adblock palliative in this world...

Hurroo

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I went to see it and all I can say is
http://i.imgflip.com/1u7ggs.jpg

A month ago I wasn't sure who should direct a Deus Ex movie. Now we have a soild candidate for the job.

We all float down here...

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Regan wrote:

There's nothing quite like a thousand foot tall, and naked, advert when your weighing up life's options. That, at best, has got to be an inconvenience to your day somewhat. And here I thought adverts were obnoxious now. I wonder if there is an adblock palliative in this world...

Smart glasses, but adblocking costs extra, and might not run all programs wink

God loves you!

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For the record; I loved every second of it. Couldn't take my eyes off the screen.

Tomahawk Ellingsen

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They had the sound cranked to 11 at the theatre I saw it in - damn dem synths were wonderful.

Hurroo

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Yep. Loved hard.

Teague Chrystie

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That's the thing, though, isn't it? It's actually hard to talk about, because we enjoyed everything about it.

I read the headline of an article on facebook; "this is how they pulled off that insane cameo" or something. I'm paraphrasing. I couldn't even remember a cameo. So I read the article, and it was Rachael.
...who was very obviously CG, and Tarkin was better.

Didn't care, still loved it.

Tomahawk Ellingsen

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"Her eyes were green!"

Hurroo

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Oh, also, this was the first time I've seen Harrison Ford act in decades.

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Yeah, even as someone who didn't actually care that much for this film *ducks* I was impressed with his performance. It doesn't feel like the same character as the Deckard of the first film, but it's still a character. I love TFA and find him charming in it, but even there he was basically just playing the same Han he played in ROTJ, who's just the archetype of "Harrison Ford" but slightly more goofy.

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Yeah, I always kind of just feel like Harrison Ford just plays Harrison Ford. Not in a bad way. I love good ol' Uncle Harry. But you see him try to take on a role that's outside the gamut of his normal routine and it's a bit painful (See "42", the Jackie Robinson biopic from a few years ago).

I do feel like the original Deckard was quieter. Definitely not the same. Not as goofy. Old Deckard didn't directly crack jokes, but there was a sliver of TFA goofiness to his character. Almost actions that demanded a half-laugh and a smirk. Not even a half laugh. Just a nod and an expulsion of air from the nostrils.

"I solemnly swear I am up to no good." - Han Solo, Terminator 2: With a Vengeance

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To be fair; people change in 30 years. I'm 31 and not even remotely like what I was 10 years ago, so a character WOULD change.

Tomahawk Ellingsen

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I'm 31 too! High five! Or whatever.

"I solemnly swear I am up to no good." - Han Solo, Terminator 2: With a Vengeance

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Just saying, I've never seen Tom and Kibs in the same room...

Witness me!

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Have you ever seen me in the same room as anyone?


The Matrix has you...

Tomahawk Ellingsen

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o_O

Witness me!

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I'm looking forward to 'Rise of the Replicants' =p

Hurroo

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The Replicants Will Rise.

"I solemnly swear I am up to no good." - Han Solo, Terminator 2: With a Vengeance

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War of the Replicants will be a good one.

Hurroo

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War for the rise of dawn of the Replicants.

Tomahawk Ellingsen

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The Blade Runnering.

Blades will run.

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God I hope one of us isn't right.

Hurroo

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