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post #1101 of 1173
Mannered. He's fine. Barely in it.
post #1102 of 1173

Do the 3 Prequel Shorts make the viewing experience better?

post #1103 of 1173
No idea. Only watched the first. And no, not really for that one.

Theres a lot of tiny text at the start that fills you in enough.
post #1104 of 1173

I have always found it fascinating how Deckard only kills women in the original:

 

http://nypost.com/2017/10/04/youll-love-the-new-blade-runner-unless-youre-a-woman/

post #1105 of 1173
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Originally Posted by Bartleby_Scriven View Post
 

I have always found it fascinating how Deckard only kills women in the original:

 

http://nypost.com/2017/10/04/youll-love-the-new-blade-runner-unless-youre-a-woman/

In the movie, Deckard only stands a chance against the female replicants, which were made for pleasure, not combat or hard work, and Priss even almost killed him.

Against Leon and Batty, he doesnt stand a chance at all.

Its not only meant to show how a Blade Runner is an inhuman job, but also how much humans are outclassed by Replicants; it is also a complete subversion of the typical Noir detective/police male protagonist.

post #1106 of 1173
The only review you need.


"Indiana Jones go to India with the Chinese Boy"
post #1107 of 1173
Oh god, did Ford go on Kimmel last night?

Meanwhile, I think I have a new life goal: open a Harrison Ford themed bar/Mexican restaurant called Ford Fiesta.

I was thinking of cocktails. Blade Rummer and Presumed Gin-nocent immediately came to mind.
post #1108 of 1173
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Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post

Oh god, did Ford go on Kimmel last night?

Meanwhile, I think I have a new life goal: open a Harrison Ford themed bar/Mexican restaurant called Ford Fiesta.

I was thinking of cocktails. Blade Rummer and Presumed Gin-nocent immediately came to mind.

 

The Mojito Coast

post #1109 of 1173
HOW DID I NOT REALIZE THAT

Crystal Skull Moscow Mule w/ Crystal Skull vodka.
post #1110 of 1173
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Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post

Oh god, did Ford go on Kimmel last night?

Meanwhile, I think I have a new life goal: open a Harrison Ford themed bar/Mexican restaurant called Ford Fiesta.

I was thinking of cocktails. Blade Rummer and Presumed Gin-nocent immediately came to mind.

 

Tommy Lee Jones as your waiter.

 

"What are your specials for today?"

"I don't care."

post #1111 of 1173

Is there a post release thread on this thing yet?

post #1112 of 1173

Tickets in hand for Saturday night. Minus a "Yep, I liked it" post in the post-release, you will all have discussed it in so much detail by then I'll have nothing of value to share come Monday.

post #1113 of 1173

Well the whole reason I'm not starting the Post thread is because I didn't. I don't like to be a party pooper, especially since I think I'm going to be in the minority.

post #1114 of 1173

There isn't a Post-Release thread. So go ahead and open one. Plenty of posters will start one up after seeing a film, even if it hasn't opened yet. I did so with Captain America: Civil War.

post #1115 of 1173
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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.

Just use the children to shield yourself from the wife aggro.

"Honey, don't make a scene in front of the children. Won't someone think of the children."

Make the situation worse. It's what Deckard would do.
post #1116 of 1173

Can't wait to see more of my favorite thing in movies.  Badly beat up Ryan Gosling.

 

 

 

Us Canadians might not be amazing fighters but we look super cool beaten to hell!

post #1117 of 1173
Heading to the theater now. There better be a lot of Jared Leto in this.
post #1118 of 1173
Looking at the showtimes tomorrow I realized that all the showings on really big screens are in fakakta 3D. I hate this world sometimes.
post #1119 of 1173
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Originally Posted by Draco Senior View Post

Heading to the theater now. There better be a lot of Jared Leto in this.

I just got back. My personal distaste for his attention-whoring stunts aside, Leto is distractingly bad in this. He's Brad Dourif as Piter De Vries bad. He's Bob Hope reading his jokes off a cue card at the USO show bad.

If you cut all of his scenes out, it would be a flawless movie.

See y'all in the Post-Release!
post #1120 of 1173

Now that all the ejaculatory nonsense from the preview screening has died down, more level headed reviews are popping up, and it seems to be a mixed bag, as expected.  How many times are we going to do this dance?  I'm hoping to like it, but hype is the worst.

post #1121 of 1173
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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post
 

Now that all the ejaculatory nonsense from the preview screening has died down, more level headed reviews are popping up, and it seems to be a mixed bag, as expected.  How many times are we going to do this dance?  I'm hoping to like it, but hype is the worst.

I mean, it's still 90% on RT after 175 reviews and 82% or whatever on Metacritic.

 

There's a fair bit of 3.5 out of 5, 3 out of 4 type reactions, but there are also a good number of superlative raves from top critics, as well.

 

And there's a dozen or so more negative reactions.

 

I get that that can't compete with the pop colossus satiation of a Marble moobie, and it's no critic-proof darling like a Moonlight or what have you, but if that's a mixed bag it's a good deal on the positive end of it.

 

mother! -- now THAT was a mixed bag of critical reception. a veritable smorgasboard.

 

this is more like "well-made, beautiful, compelling movie" or "well-made, beautiful, not-so-compelling movie."

 

if your point is simply that some of the hypiest of the hype reactions might have gone a bit overboard, I mean, yeah. that is always going to happen. but even in the first wave of reactions I think there were only a few that ventured into "greatest ____ ever" territory.

 

I mean, you probably weren't ever hype for it, right, since you don't care for the first one, Ambler.

post #1122 of 1173

I'm talking about real people not critic bots.

post #1123 of 1173
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I'm talking about real people not critic bots.

Oh?

 

Like just the general audience?

 

Or film Twitter.

 

I imagine a good number of people will be put off by this movie, for the runtime alone if nothing else.

 

I'm not expecting to like that aspect of it so much, myself. Unless it just kind of transports me away and I don't care how long it is.

post #1124 of 1173
What the fuck does "well made" even mean? I see it all the time, and it's borderline meaningless.

"It's well made, but flawed." How can -- how can it be both?

Does "well made" just mean "the cinematography is pretty" or what?
post #1125 of 1173
At the rate they're going, I'll be 78 when Blade Runner 3 comes out. Just looking at the actuarial tables, I'm not worried about the kind of opening weekend this movie has, beyond hoping that people who are smart and good treat themselves to a movie that is also smart and good.
post #1126 of 1173
Smart and good and well made.
post #1127 of 1173
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What the fuck does "well made" even mean? 

 

Hollywood-speak for "I hated it".  Also see:

 

"What a picture!"

 

"I couldn't take my eyes off it!"

 

"Good job!"

post #1128 of 1173
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

What the fuck does "well made" even mean? I see it all the time, and it's borderline meaningless.

"It's well made, but flawed." How can -- how can it be both?

Does "well made" just mean "the cinematography is pretty" or what?

 

I think "well made" is usually applied to the technical credits. Like, the narrative/characters/themes could be pretty lacking at the script level or whatever, but the production and post-production departments did a very good job of executing their duties (though perhaps could have done more to enhance/edit the narrative into something more compelling).

 

I think it also implies a style of execution that distinguishes itself from other big-budget movies. Tons of Hollywood movies are made very professionally but often feel very manufactured, too, in that sense, nice and reliable, right off the factory line. Whereas "well made" typically only gets thrown out there when people have some level of respect for the director and don't perceive the picture to be as studio-driven as other movies of its ilk.

 

I agree that it might be a bit of a silly term but I guess what I was trying to say is that most of the reviews seem impressed with the filmmaking.

post #1129 of 1173
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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post

Now that all the ejaculatory nonsense from the preview screening has died down, more level headed reviews are popping up, and it seems to be a mixed bag, as expected.  How many times are we going to do this dance?  I'm hoping to like it, but hype is the worst.


 



Are you capable of feeling joy, Ambler? I'd be interested in seeing the results of your Voight-Kampff test.

Also, that "mixed bag" is still at 90% on RT, which incidentally is the score for the original. It's also available to see in theaters now, which you could do, instead of telling us how you were right all along and we shouldn't be excited.



Anywho, seeing as this is a pre-release thread, I'll just say that Leto's performance didn't bother me in the least and that Ford is more engaged here than I thought possible, honestly.
post #1130 of 1173

Jeez didn't know that Ambler had such a hate-boner for Blade Runner.

post #1131 of 1173
He hates anything that other people like.
post #1132 of 1173
Ambler digs Logan so he's cool in my book.

Also, c'mon guys, he just pointed out that the early Twitter reactions were hyped up as they always are.
post #1133 of 1173

Jesus, I can barely keep up... RT doesn't count when it comes to shit you hate like TFA, but it does count when it comes to shit you swoon over like Blade Runner, will you people make up your minds!

post #1134 of 1173
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Ambler digs Logan so he's cool in my book.

Also, c'mon guys, he just pointed out that the early Twitter reactions were hyped up as they always are.

 

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post #1135 of 1173

If you thought Film Twitter was unbearable with over-hype now, we haven't seen shit yet. The Last Jedi.

post #1136 of 1173
we didn't see it with forwakens?
post #1137 of 1173

Rogue One was pretty horrible in the hyperbole. Same people rewriting their own reactions to The Force Awakens from "IT'S THE STAR WARS MOOBIE YOU DWEEEEAMED OF!" to "I never REALLY liked it that much."

 

Hard to say which was worse, Nooj. But a good point.

post #1138 of 1173

Watched the first movie with the wife last night. She had never seen it before, and needless to say was not a fan.

 

I never actually expected her to watch it, but the perfect storm of a lady artist friend of ours insisting and the new movie coming out meant a viewing.

 

Therefore I give you...THE WIFE REACTION.

 

 

About halfway through the movie (on Deckard): "So he's supposed to be a replicant, right?" 

On the Zhora scene: "Hell yeah I want a hairdryer like that."

On the love scene between Deckard and Rachael: "Harrison Ford takes his shirt off and I stop crocheting." 

On a scene full of Sebastian's toys: "Are we watching American Horror Story?" 

On the final battle: "I'm only half paying attention, but this shit is weird."

Me trying to explain the origami unicorn:

 

 

Her final reaction: "Well, I can see why you like it."

 

Then she and MichaelM proceeded to make fun of me on Facebook. 

post #1139 of 1173
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Originally Posted by Bartleby_Scriven View Post

 

About halfway through the movie (on Deckard): "So he's supposed to be a replicant, right?" 

 

Divorce.

post #1140 of 1173

But then who will I force to watch movies they obviously don't want to watch?

post #1141 of 1173
All of us, apparently.
post #1142 of 1173
I force chewers to watch movies now?
post #1143 of 1173
Nah. You spark great discussions. But you also assign homework!
post #1144 of 1173
This is true. Well, I am a teacher.
post #1145 of 1173
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This is true. Well, I am a teacher.

You are?  Did I know this and forget?

post #1146 of 1173
I teach college writing classes.

I also do other things.
post #1147 of 1173

You teach part time?  You're Indiana Jones.

post #1148 of 1173

post #1149 of 1173
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

What the fuck does "well made" even mean? I see it all the time, and it's borderline meaningless.

"It's well made, but flawed." How can -- how can it be both?

Does "well made" just mean "the cinematography is pretty" or what?

 

Yes. To me BR2 is the definition of 'well made' in that sense. Every scene and set is crafted with precision, detail and a great deal of beauty. At no point did I see a shot where I thought the second director had just showed up, pointed a camera at some stuff and moved on. It looks beautiful. To me, that can help me sit through a movie with obvious flaws. To others, it helps mask the flaws entirely.

 

I'm much more of a plot junkie than a cinematography one, but I can appreciate a pretty picture as much as anyone else.

post #1150 of 1173
Ugh. Stop whining you losers.


The movie is reaaal good.
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