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post #1051 of 1173
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A movie about a replicant that doesn't know it's a replicant hunting other replicants would be fascinating.

 

A movie about a sociological experiment, concocted by a scientist and a police department, to see how a replicant that doesn't know it's a replicant reacts to hunting other replicants would also be fascinating.

 

But the cold, hard fact is that that's not Blade Runner's story. It's subtext, it's flavoring for the themes running through the movie, but it's not the mechanics of the plot.

 

It's seeds sprinkled into the background of the plot, like how Dana's constant eating and hickey on her neck in Poltergeist hint that she's pregnant, something that plays into the theme of the movie of secrets hidden under the surface of the suburbs. The difference is, of course, that Dana is just a side character and sits out most of the plot.

 

Deckard being a replicant fundamentally changes the point of the story, yet is something the movie doesn't actually engage with except on one occasion, when Rachel asks him if he's taken the Voight-Kampff test. Compare Blade Runner to Ex Machina or the Westworld television series. All three stories are about the fine line between humans and "robots," with Ex Machina presenting a human being that doubts their own humanity for a moment and Westworld presenting a human being that discovers they're actually a host. It's actually part of the plot in two of these three to explore how a human being would react to doubting their humanity and the fallout from that.

 

For Deckard to be a replicant means that we never get Deckard's feelings on the matter or the feelings of other replicants toward him or even the feelings of the humans that set Deckard in motion (Tyrell seems indifferent to Deckard, although he's passionate about Rachel not knowing he's a replicant, and Bryant's only feelings on anything seem to be arrogance and bloodlust). It's dramatically inert, with none of the characters reacting to what in any other story would be the cornerstone of the plot.

 

To see a story in which a Blade Runner turns out to be a replicant, struggles with it and struggles with how other replicants react to him, play the 1997 video game (in a few of its multiple endings, in some the main character is human). 

 

Multiple outcomes, fantastic design and even if its tech has aged quite a bit, still one of the best adventure games ever made.

post #1052 of 1173
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Multiple outcomes, fantastic design and even if its tech has aged quite a bit, still one of the best adventure games ever made.

Damn, I always wanted to play this.... ended up spending my loot on Wing Commander IV instead (which was also money very, very well spent - fantastic game). Reading the wiki it sounds like they lost the source code for BR during a move so zero chance of a rerelease too. Someday when my kid's grown up I'm gonna eBay this and have a ball.
post #1053 of 1173
Pretty great game as I remember, good luck getting it to run on modern machine though.

Not sure why the sourcecode being lost is such a dealbreaker, GOG release plenty of games that run through emulators.
post #1054 of 1173
watch YouTube playthroughs!
post #1055 of 1173
Eww.
post #1056 of 1173
That was a great game. I only played though once so I didn't see most of the endings. I did not turn out to be a replicant-- just like Deckard.
post #1057 of 1173
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Eww.

I'm not talking about the ones where some asshole talks through the whole thing!

 

Just commentary-less playthroughs!

 

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I'm not talking about the ones where some asshole talks through the whole thing!

 

Just commentary-less playthroughs!

 

For some reason I'll never forget McCoy referring to the one time he tried eggs as tasting like "liquid sunshine." 

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I, for one, Im ok with Nooj using either Gosling or Ford's faces from that pic as an avatar.

Anything but that crazy, Junji ito cosplay girl again.

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Hard to tell which he would choose. Both so iconic in their noojness. Leaning towards... Ford?

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Hard to tell which he would choose. Both so iconic in their noojness. Leaning towards... Ford?

Ford looks exactly like he just donkeypunched a baby, and Gosling looks like his face and mind are trying and failing to comprehend that he's just been punched by Harrison Ford.

Both are worthy.

post #1063 of 1173

It reminds me of the great out-of-context quote (first shown by my pal and ex-CHUD poster Ed Hocken).

 

"My mommy hurt my head." - Harrison Ford in Presumed Innocent

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I love how this wasn't what we thought Ford would look like after giving Ryan the fist. 

 

Also, I hope they ended up using this take anyway. 

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It reminds me of the great out-of-context quote (first shown by my pal and ex-CHUD poster Ed Hocken).

"My mommy hurt my head." - Harrison Ford in Presumed Innocent

Repeat that line 28 times.

You know, they should totally just do a proper version of the book sequel with Raul Julia’s distant relative, Javier Bardem, as Sandy Stern.
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that image's resolution is too low for me

 

PASS

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that image's resolution is too low for me

 

PASS

 

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If someone wants to crop goslings face I’ll use it as my avatah.
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Okay that wasn't creepy at all.

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This thread!

 

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This thread 

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If someone wants to crop goslings face I’ll use it as my avatah.

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post #1075 of 1173
...and there goes my boner.
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Guess the teeth make the man. 

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post #1078 of 1173

Huh... Ford still looks good there. 

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Mostly just an anecdote, but a mildly amusing one.

post #1080 of 1173
Third "critical reception" trailer is up - spoiler for cameo appearance that we all already know about, I guess. BMD was making a big deal out of how spoilery it was, so I'll tag it.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #1081 of 1173
Oh yeah, I’d known that for over a year now. It was even confirmed in headlines on movie sites.
post #1082 of 1173

got my ticket for the 7pm fake-IMAX show on Thursday

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Going Thursday myself.  

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7 pm, Atmos, Thursday. With a friend who’s actually seen the original!
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11:30 AM IMAX screening Friday for the lovely love wife and I.

post #1086 of 1173

trying to avoid spoilers but just skimming over the general reactions and I am getting the sense that I am going to be deeply conflicted about this movie.

 

on Twitter Walter Chaw said it's a bad Blade Runner sequel but a great Kafka adaptation (he also called 2049 "meh," so I'm guessing this being a good Blade Runner sequel took priority for him, haha).

 

so, yeah, I dunno. it sounds like the filmmaking is pretty undeniable, thus the overall positive consensus, but the film might sacrifice some of those intangible qualities that the original Blade Runner had for a bit more epic, a bit more mind-bending, a lot more plot.

post #1087 of 1173

I'll find out on Sunday I guess. 

post #1088 of 1173
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I'll find out on Sunday I guess. 


yeah, trying to figure out how/when I can see this.

 

me to wife: "So, Blade Runner's opening this--"

 

wife: "No."

 

children: "WHAT"S A BWADE WUNNA? I WANNA BWADE WUNNA."

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yeah, trying to figure out how/when I can see this.

me to wife: "So, Blade Runner's opening this--"

wife: "No."

children: "WHAT"S A BWADE WUNNA? I WANNA BWADE WUNNA."

My Little Pony opens on the same night. Just pull the ol' switcheroo on them. Keep assuring the children that Rarity and Pinkie Pie will show up any second now. It'll all sort out in therapy later.
post #1090 of 1173
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My Little Pony opens on the same night. Just pull the ol' switcheroo on them. Keep assuring the children that Rarity and Pinkie Pie will show up any second now. It'll all sort out in therapy later.
And by "therapy" we obviously mean "bizarre crossover fanfic."
post #1091 of 1173
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My Little Pony opens on the same night. Just pull the ol' switcheroo on them. Keep assuring the children that Rarity and Pinkie Pie will show up any second now. It'll all sort out in therapy later.


Good plan but still doesn't solve the wife problem.

 

Maybe we could all go see My Little Pony together as a family and I could step out for a 2 hr and 43 minute bathroom break.

post #1092 of 1173
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And by "therapy" we obviously mean "bizarre crossover fanfic."


My Little Blade Runner

 

Where the central question is, "Am I a real pony? Or a cartoon?"

post #1093 of 1173
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a 2 hr and 43 minute bathroom break.

 

I have a coworker who does this for real.

post #1094 of 1173
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Originally Posted by wasp View Post

 

on Twitter Walter Chaw said it's a bad Blade Runner sequel but a great Kafka adaptation (he also called 2049 "meh," so I'm guessing this being a good Blade Runner sequel took priority for him, haha).

 

he ended up giving it 3 1/2 stars out of 4! talked about this same statement he made on Twitter but how he kind of re-evaluated why he was criticizing the film for not being what he first thought he wanted from a Blade Runner sequel.

 

or at least I think that's what he said, I only skimmed it, lol. his reviews are usually spoiler heavy because he likes to go into details to support his statements/arguments.

 

anyways, I am still hatching my plot to see this movie.

 

Must. Find. A. Way.

post #1095 of 1173

Got my tickets for tonight.  5 and a half hours till kick off.

 

Opted for Gold Lounge seats because 2 hrs 40 minutes = fuck pleb seats, I need a recliner.

post #1096 of 1173
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Got my tickets for tonight.  5 and a half hours till kick off.

Opted for Gold Lounge seats because 2 hrs 40 minutes = fuck pleb seats, I need a recliner.

My envy Andy.... it burns.

For my end, I'll be reattempting to watch the Director's Cut of Blade Runner with Mrs. Olmos tonight as soon as I get the kiddo to bed. I swore I'd owned the Final Cut but a thorough review of my collection revealed that A) it's been a long time since I've watched Blade Runner, and B) my memory sucks.
post #1097 of 1173
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Originally Posted by wasp View Post


My Little Blade Runner

Where the central question is, "Am I a real pony? Or a cartoon?"

Identity Is Magic

I was going to see this regardless, but the critical response is making me have to strain to keep me expectations in check.
post #1098 of 1173

If this hasn't been posted, it's fucking amazing.

 

post #1099 of 1173
Very good film. Not perfect. Few too many callbacks that are distracting. Beautiful.

Treads same thematic ground as BR which did it in a much leaner form.

But some great ideas and execution.

Very quality Harrison Ford looking confused in moment of life or death as well that made me laugh out loud.
post #1100 of 1173
How's Leto in this? Awful?
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