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Title: Blade Runner Sequel
Post by: judd stephens 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? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDscTTE-P-k
Title: Re: Blade Runner Sequel
Post by: Julio Di Benedetto 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.
Title: Re: Blade Runner Sequel
Post by: judd stephens 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.
Title: Re: Blade Runner Sequel
Post by: chris23 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.
Title: Re: Blade Runner Sequel
Post by: Lepley on October 23, 2017, 11:45:14 AM
I can't recommend Blade Runner 2049 enough. Great movie, especially if you're a franchise/genre fan.
Title: Re: Blade Runner Sequel
Post by: APK on October 23, 2017, 12:32:23 PM
Very much enjoyed it, except for the over the top soundtrack in a number of places.
Great visuals. Nicely obscure plot. Recommended.
Title: Re: Blade Runner Sequel
Post by: chris23 on October 23, 2017, 04:38:34 PM
I was blown away by it. I was expecting to have all the trappings of a Hollywood sequel. But everything about this was fantastic (no spoilers): The non-rushed pace, the visuals, the atmospheric music, the technology, and the story.

As far as recent sci-fi films go, I think Arrival takes the lead. But BR 2049 was excellent.
Title: Re: Blade Runner Sequel
Post by: APK on October 24, 2017, 05:33:55 PM
Glad to hear you enjoyed it so much, Chris.
I'm already looking forward to seeing it again in a few months.  8)
Title: Re: Blade Runner Sequel
Post by: marga.stine on October 24, 2017, 10:28:08 PM
I have watched the classic and trust me it's really good. Harrison Ford will always be one of the best actors of his time. The 2hours and 44 mins is worth it, but you will surely need more popcorn.
Title: Re: Blade Runner Sequel
Post by: JerryInders on July 02, 2018, 05:36:15 AM
Just re-watched it and I definitely agree, it was indeed a masterpiece!
Title: Re: Blade Runner Sequel
Post by: Seren on January 06, 2021, 03:11:53 PM
I have got both films in 4K and have to say I think they are both stunning and beautiful and will be rewatched many times.
Title: Re: Blade Runner Sequel
Post by: Julio Di Benedetto on February 08, 2021, 07:44:57 AM
Rewatched both Blade Runners recently and although the original will always be the "one" film, possibly of all films to date......yep had that much of an impact on me......Blade Runner 2049 was certainly very much its own film yet it failed for me because of the soundtrack.  Its not bad but it slides by rather unnoticed doing what Hollywood film scores do.  This was not the case with the original Blade Runner and Vangelis's music.

Had Jˇhann Jˇhannsson done the music as intend and not Zimmer & Co imho it could have gone somewhere else.  All speculation of course but Johannssons work on Arrival was very very special.