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    Oct 4, 2017, 1:15 AM - Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #1

    This is the post-release thread for Blade Runner 2049 with spoiler discussion.

    BLADE RUNNER 2049 - Official Trailer - YouTube

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    Oct 4, 2017, 2:27 AM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #2

    Planning to see it as soon as it opens here.
    (Commented so that the thread shows up in my "participated" feed.)

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    Oct 4, 2017, 1:05 PM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #3

    I've rewatched the Final Cut just last weekend, and I'll be seeing this tomorrow. Excited!
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    Oct 4, 2017, 4:15 PM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #4

    Thursday at 700pm tickets....Wahoo.....been waiting 30 years!
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    Oct 4, 2017, 5:05 PM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #5

    Going Thursday night as well. Please live up to the hype!
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    Oct 5, 2017, 1:00 AM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #7

    I saw it this morning, and itís a brilliant addition to the Bladerunner world. I saw the Final Cut of the original again last Friday and I think that helped me appreciate the subtle callbacks to the original in this film.

    The original cast cameos are in context, and not just there for show. The final scene evokes Roy Battyís final moments beautiful, I could here his words ringing in my head as I watched it.

    Iím going to rewatch the original and the three featurettes before heading back to see 2049 again.
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    Oct 5, 2017, 2:43 AM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #8

    Since this is a spoiler thread, I am only interested if Deckard makes it out alive or not. That is the only thing I care about. Anyone? PM will be good also. Thanks!
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    Oct 5, 2017, 12:44 PM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #9

    It won't be for everybody. But I was hugely satisfied by the end of it.

    Visually I don't think there will be a more powerful and striking film this year (and perhaps for many yet to come). There are some of the most absolutely beautiful and haunting images I've seen on screen for decades, which, coupled with perhaps the best soundtrack since the original (because it was so reverential toward it) hits a lot of the beats , both the old and new .You may find this digs deeply into your soul, it certainly did with me .

    All those moments (and there were many). The old dog looking out of that broken window,or perhaps when Harrison gets that lesson in pain then, the fight in the broken casino showroom and those shots of spinners drifting over terribly desolate landscapes. Truely more "tears in the rain" than I'd thought they would ever manage to get into a sequel.

    And I also really appreciated some of the scripting choices they made with the story. They preserved so much by doing the right thing by the original. But it will shock at times as well.

    A truely remarkable piece of work by the standards of its predecessor and by itself. And I cannot think of a better person than Villeneuve to take on "Dune" after seeing this.
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    Oct 5, 2017, 2:05 PM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #10

    SeattleMaddog said: View Post
    I saw it this morning, and itís a brilliant addition to the Bladerunner world. I saw the Final Cut of the original again last Friday and I think that helped me appreciate the subtle callbacks to the original in this film.

    The original cast cameos are in context, and not just there for show. The final scene evokes Roy Battyís final moments beautiful, I could here his words ringing in my head as I watched it.

    Iím going to rewatch the original and the three featurettes before heading back to see 2049 again.
    CutThumb said: View Post
    It won't be everybody. But I was hugely satisfied by the end of it.

    Visually I don't think there will be a more powerful and striking film this year (and perhaps for many yet to come). There are some of the most absolutely beautiful and haunting images I've seen on screen for decades, which, coupled with perhaps the best soundtrack since the original (because it was so reverential toward it) hits a lot of the beats , both the old and new .You may find this digs deeply into your soul, it certainly did with me .

    All those moments (and there were many). The old dog looking out of that broken window,or perhaps when Harrison gets that lesson in pain then, the fight in the broken casino showroom and those shots of spinners drifting over terribly desolate landscapes. Truely more "tears in the rain" than I'd thought they would ever manage to get into a sequel.

    And I also really appreciated some of the scripting choices they made with the story. They preserved so much by doing the right thing by the original. But it will shock at times as well.

    A truely remarkable piece of work by the standards of its predecessor and by itself. And I cannot think of a better person than Villenve to take on "Dune" after seeing this.
    That sounds VERY encouraging, and is in line with what most critics (still under NDA) said. Can't wait.

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    Oct 5, 2017, 2:21 PM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #11

    Majority of the reviews I have read, have been outstanding. This one, is just insulting and stupid:
    http://nypost.com/2017/10/04/youll-l...youre-a-woman/

    Such a stupid review , why can't we just judge movies on their merit , rather than making everything thing about diversity and feminism?!
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    Oct 5, 2017, 3:27 PM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #12

    I just came back from seeing it.

    It will take a while for me to process all of it.

    If I had anything to gripe about, it would be the music and soundscape. They had turned up the music to 11 at times to really beat the audience with the feelings of the lead: K (Ryan Gosling).
    Overall, I found the soundtrack lacking though. They used one track from the original so as to instil the feel of the original, and ran variations of it all throughout the movie. There was a lack of melody, which they tried to make up for by being bombastic.
    The music does not have any character of its own, is not a character like in the 1982 movie. There was no tune in my head that I took with me when I left.

    The ending felt somewhat unfinished. As if it was left open for a sequel.
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    Oct 5, 2017, 6:26 PM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #13

    wow,saw it yesterday and really enjoyed it.visuals and acting great.
    so different to Bladerunner but so much links to it and more so the plotlines between each film.
    any minor gripes would be exactly what Darth Lars mentions.
    i will say this,the film will polarise people just like bladerunner did,back in the 80's.
    villeneuve is a genius,up there with miller,nolan,scott and cameron......and yeah can you imagine what he will do with Dune!
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    Oct 5, 2017, 7:53 PM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #15

    I thought it was stunning. Hell of a lot to process, though, and I need to see it again as soon as possible. The thing that really stood out for me was that this seems like a movie totally out of time. If you didn't like the original (boring, slow pretentious blah blah) this movie is going to do nothing to change your mind. Long, contemplative, free of frenzied editing and ADD Bayisms, it's film I just don't know how millenial audiences are going to take.

    For me it's a Blade Runner sequel we never asked for, but one we deserve.
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    Oct 5, 2017, 8:51 PM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #16

    I cant wait to see it again, haunted me all day yesterday and is still doing so.
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    Oct 5, 2017, 9:37 PM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #17

    saw it yesterday afternoon in essentially a private screening (14 other people), and i thought it was great.

    I was surprised right out the gate about a certain reveal that unless I missed something was kept very well hidden (and there were several more well kept secrets too).

    Going back and watching the trailers afterwards it's interesting to see just how much they showed in them, and seeing all the little bits of misdirection they put in there with different lines of dialogue and such.

    Probably won't see it again until the bluray comes out, but I'm very much looking forward to seeing it again.
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    Oct 5, 2017, 10:30 PM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #18

    Sitting and waiting.... 20 minutes to go!
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    Oct 5, 2017, 11:59 PM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #19

    Absolutely amazing. I came out seriously questioning what was real or not, and feeling like a different person than when I went in.

    and Denise you sneaky bastard, you managed to add to the “Deckard is a replicant” idea without straight up answering it one way or another.
    ”I know what’s real...”
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    Processing. Processing.
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    Oct 6, 2017, 2:15 AM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #21

    My god it was just tremendous. Like others said, this is going to require some processing.

    I have some gripes about the soundtrack too, but sometimes that changes with repeat viewings.

    And once is definitely not enough. Thereís so much to take in.

    But overall... staggering. This is one for the record books folks.
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    Oct 6, 2017, 5:58 AM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #22

    MooCriket said: View Post
    Majority of the reviews I have read, have been outstanding. This one, is just insulting and stupid:
    http://nypost.com/2017/10/04/youll-l...youre-a-woman/

    Such a stupid review , why can't we just judge movies on their merit , rather than making everything thing about diversity and feminism?!:darn kids

    Well , at the least I would have thought she would have pointed out that its a woman who gets to dispense the bulk of violence and suffering in this story in a role that "traditionally" would have been given to a man ( I dread to imagine what may have been said had that actually been done so). But I guess if you want to have a go at the movie its a simple angle to take.

    The problem was that nearly all the characters were "unlikeable" in that they were rendered less than human by either their origin or circumstance or both . That was the major point of the movie I felt, the inhumanly manufactured were struggling to attain their humanity ,the humans left on Earth had lost or surrendered most of theirs. And under those conditions I think the choices of the roles given were a reasonable extension of what technology is enabling us to develop anyway ,much like the original.

    Certainly the slow pace of the first two thirds of the film very much allowed you to explore those ideas, and I did like how much misinformation and misdirection early on allowed a few ambiguities to survive to the end of the story. But the jump to the climax felt oddly miss paced though, though maybe I missed how K tracked Deckard to the final showdown ( I may have been somewhat distracted by the fifty foot digitally enhanced nude appearance of his ex girlfriend).

    And there were a small number of plot stupidities I disliked , like having tripwires in a building with a dog is not to be recommended, an immune compromised child is put in an orphanage ,bee hives thriving where there were no flowers ?????? The rest of the story seemed very straight forward though and didn't seem to have as many contradictions within it like the original ( apart from the smartly kept main question of course).

    But those were small niggles in comparison to the impact the entire movie had on you. It was a " movie experience" in every sense of the word , but its one I'd prefer to watch on Blu-ray again. There were a few quiet, thoughtful moments in it in which were difficult to appreciate above the loud grazing noises in the audience.

    I understand if some people don't like the soundtrack. I enjoyed the combination of the musical score with powerful sound effects , much like they did in "Arrival", though it was loud enough at points to feel in your body, and I don't know if its a coincidence but I have a slight numbness in the ears today. I've been to quieter concerts!!!

    Just one more question. Did anyone catch what was meant when Luv says "Now I am the last one" at the end?



    PS DId anyone think this felt very like some of the episodes in the Ghost in the Shell series?
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    Oct 6, 2017, 6:21 AM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #23

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    Well , at the least I would have thought she would have pointed out that its a woman who gets to dispense the bulk of violence and suffering in this story in a role that "traditionally" would have been given to a man ( I dread to imagine what may have been said had that actually been done so). But I guess if you want to have a go at the movie its a simple angle to take.

    The problem was that nearly all the characters were "unlikeable" in that they were rendered less than human by either their origin or circumstance or both . That was the major point of the movie I felt, the inhumanly manufactured were struggling to attain their humanity ,the humans left on Earth had lost or surrendered most of theirs. And under those conditions I think the choices of the roles given were a reasonable extension of what technology is enabling us to develop anyway ,much like the original.

    Certainly the slow pace of the first two thirds of the film very much allowed you to explore those ideas, and I did like how much misinformation and misdirection early on allowed a few ambiguities to survive to the end of the story. But the jump to the climax felt oddly miss paced though, though maybe I missed how K tracked Deckard to the final showdown ( I may have been somewhat distracted by the fifty foot digitally enhanced nude appearance of his ex girlfriend).

    And there were a small number of plot stupidities I disliked , like having tripwires in a building with a dog is not to be recommended, an immune compromised child is put in an orphanage ,bee hives thriving where there were no flowers ?????? The rest of the story seemed very straight forward though and didn't seem to have as many contradictions within it like the original ( apart from the smartly kept main question of course).

    But those were small niggles in comparison to the impact the entire movie had on you. It was a " movie experience" in every sense of the word , but its one I'd prefer to watch on Blu-ray again. There were a few quiet, thoughtful moments in it in which were difficult to appreciate above the loud grazing noises in the audience.

    I understand if some people don't like the soundtrack. I enjoyed the combination of the musical score with powerful sound effects , much like they did in "Arrival", though it was loud enough at points to feel in your body, and I don't know if its a coincidence but I have a slight numbness in the ears today. I've been to quieter concerts!!!

    Just one more question. Did anyone catch what was meant when Luv says "Now I am the last one" at the end?



    PS DId anyone think this felt very like some of the episodes in the Ghost in the Shell series?
    I thought she actually said "Now I am the best one" which aligned with her clear desire to be favoured by Wallace.


    That...was freaking brilliant. I don't think it will resonate immediately with some, but you can just tell its going to ripen so well with age.

    Its packed full to the brim with feeling, and yet has times that feel so...empty. On purpose of course.

    It's telling that the most human character in this film is the AI, Joi. I think, anyway.
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    Oct 6, 2017, 7:13 AM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #24

    CutThumb said: View Post
    an immune compromised child is put in an orphanage
    Well, she did say that she had reached a certain age when her problems appeared. Was it seven or eight?

    Fawbish said: View Post
    I thought she actually said "Now I am the best one" which aligned with her clear desire to be favoured by Wallace.
    I don't remember the words, but I remember that that was the gist of it that I got out of it, anyway.
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    Oct 6, 2017, 7:34 AM - Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Post-release) #25

    CutThumb said: View Post

    And there were a small number of plot stupidities I disliked , like having tripwires in a building with a dog is not to be recommended, an immune compromised child is put in an orphanage ,bee hives thriving where there were no flowers ??????
    I had the problem of people pawing through their plastic bags and an average theatre sound system as well that made me miss stuff.
    Love the whole dog thing and thought it was very cool to make that the object of what is real and what is not in the movie and done with humour as well. By the way, what does Gaff`s origami of that dog tell us? I`m a little confused on that one.

    I dont think the child was ever immune compramised, that was a cover story to protect her. I would be confused about the bees too but my neighbour has them and in winter he leaves a sugary liquid in a dispenser for them outside the hives. I think the worms in the movie are sustained and grown in the same way. Man I love this film and there is so much to be unravelled

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