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judd stephens

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Blade Runner Sequel
« on: December 23, 2016, 07:34:12 PM »
Hi strangers,

Maybe you've seen this already, if not, here it is.  The snow at the beginning is neat.  I always thought having a snowy landscape in any possible sequel would be a nice twist to the future noir look of things, maybe even a future New York rather than LA. 

And the total contrast of that dusty landscape... where is that I wonder?  It reminds me of Philip K Dick's original Electric Sheep novel which had the entire story in such an environment, rather than the rainy take of Blade Runner.  Anyway, not sure if I'm sold on Ryan Gosling (he's definitely a replicant  ;) ), and bringing back Harrison Ford.  However, this new director is not to be slept on, and from an interview I saw, he knew going in this was a huge challenge creating a compelling sequel in this age of cheap reboots and cash-ins.  Rumor has it the script was interesting enough to warrant this resurrection.  Cautiously optimistic... your thoughts? 


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Re: Blade Runner Sequel
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2016, 06:30:58 AM »
Does not really say or show too much but I am really excited to see this.

Deckard's gun looks very similar to the original.

Music in the trailer has the same melody and Vangelis sound.  Soundtrack will be critical.
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Re: Blade Runner Sequel
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2016, 01:46:26 PM »
It would be hard to top or even hang with Vangelis' score.  This sequel will need to uniquely stand on its own, somehow. 

The director has directed some pretty grisly movies, and some with weird, metaphoric and ironic twists & turns.  His latest movie Arrival is worth watching, and gives some promise to how he may approach this.  Arrival is a very slow, ambient movie that kind of tricks the audience with the ending (well it may not have tricked people to the extent I was fooled- I may have overthought it and expected a more complicated interpretation)

At any rate Arrival was one of the best sci-fi movies this year, easily.

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Re: Blade Runner Sequel
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 06:54:18 PM »
Agree, Arrival was fantastic. And the soundtrack, by Johann Johannsson, is spectacular as well.

I'm also looking forward to the new Bladerunner, but I'm skeptical about whether it will be as compelling as the original.