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still waiting for the magical version of pacific rim they must've been shown!

 

With Chris Hemsworth in the lead! 

 

I remember hearing about that version!

post #802 of 1173

I know this will look great, but my Leto allergy ensures I won't see this for a while.

post #803 of 1173

I'm sure Deakin's amazing cinematography provides enough eye candy for people to ignore plot issues.  I have a feeling it will be a very pretty but empty movie.  The writer's track record is all over the map... everything from Green Lantern and Heroes to Logan.  But Logan had Mangold and Scott Frank, who could've saved it.

post #804 of 1173
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I know this will look great, but my Leto allergy ensures I won't see this for a while.

But see, if he's playing an elite asshole with delusions of godhood, isn't that perfect casting?
post #805 of 1173
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But see, if he's playing an elite asshole with delusions of godhood, isn't that perfect casting?

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Kyle Buchanan: "BLADE RUNNER 2049 plays like the One Perfect Shot twitter came to life for two hours and 43 minutes"

 

https://twitter.com/kylebuchanan/status/912809521663184897

post #807 of 1173

Is that a positive or negative review? 

post #808 of 1173
Now there's a Film Twitter review that's lost up its own ass.
post #809 of 1173

It means the movie is pretty.  

 

The IMPORTANT stuff!  Who cares about the story or the characters when it looks good.  

post #810 of 1173
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It means the movie is pretty.  

 

The IMPORTANT stuff!  Who cares about the story or the characters when it looks good.  

Definitely. My only assumption about the movie is that it will be gorgeous...and?

 

I did read a tweet which said even a brief synopsis would spoil everything.

post #811 of 1173
The reaction from that specific demographic of online film nerds interests me. No one thought that Ridley Scott's return to the Alien franchise was worth waiting decades for. No one thought that Tron Legacy was worth waiting decades for. My memory may be failing me, but I don't recall anyone waiting to shit on these movies. If geeks are saying that the Blade Runner sequel was worth waiting for, then there's cause for hope.
post #812 of 1173
And what Denis Villeneuve movie didn't have strong characters?
post #813 of 1173

Somebody in this forum who I can't recall hates Prisoners like they were Paul Dano himself in the movie.  

post #814 of 1173
Wasn't me. I love that film!

::looks up with bloody, swollen Paul Dano face::
post #815 of 1173
I don't hate it, but boy do I dislike it.

ETA: Re: Prisoners, that is.
post #816 of 1173
I found Prisoners to be pretty goofy and mostly forgettable.

Definitely a movie where I wondered why it was so long.
post #817 of 1173
You can hate it, but can't deny the strong character work.

Which is why I doubt Blade Runner will be lax on that. Villeneuve has always been about character (and strong visuals as well).
post #818 of 1173
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You can hate it, but can't deny the strong character work.

Which is why I doubt Blade Runner will be lax on that. Villeneuve has always been about character (and strong visuals as well).

No argument there.
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Oh hey, my friend did the music for this!


Your friend is Flying Lotus?

post #820 of 1173

Yeah.

post #821 of 1173
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post

I found Prisoners to be pretty goofy and mostly forgettable.

Definitely a movie where I wondered why it was so long.

 

I wouldn't use the word goofy to describe it but it was far too long. I've only seen three Villeneuve films, and PRISONERS almost feels like it was done by a different guy from the one who helmed SICARIO and ARRIVAL, both of which I adore.

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Why are we dismissing the mass of early impressions out of hand? Not all of them are from bloggers. Some are pretty good internet critics, one of which is from The Guardian. Not just rando bloggers

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One single thing has left an impression on me from the previews, but it's a big impression. Gosling's character gets the shit beat out of him, and looks authentically fucked up. 

 

It's a good look. 

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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post
 

Yeah.

Awesome, I enjoy his music. Haven't seen KuSO yet though.

post #825 of 1173
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Haven't seen KuSO yet though.

 

It's pretty fucked up.  

post #826 of 1173
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Why are we dismissing the mass of early impressions out of hand? 

 

Because it happens every time a major geek property drops.  It's as predictable as gravity.  The movie may be great, but there's no point taking early reviews seriously at all, unless people enjoy being disappointed.  Knock yourself out.  Better to go in a skeptic and be pleasantly surprised rather than expecting a masterpiece and being let down.

post #827 of 1173
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Better to go in a skeptic and be pleasantly surprised rather than expecting a masterpiece and being let down.

 

So, so true.  One thing the (amazing) movie trailer industry has done over the years is make it easier and easier to be disappointed by the movies they're promoting.

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steelman...
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Kyle Buchanan: "BLADE RUNNER 2049 plays like the One Perfect Shot twitter came to life for two hours and 43 minutes"

 

https://twitter.com/kylebuchanan/status/912809521663184897


Am I the only one that finds One Perfect Shot to be kind of annoying as a concept?  I mean, there are movies, where you could pull a ton of "perfect shots" from.  If the idea is just "hey, here's one of many", I don't know...so what?  Having the name One Perfect Shot, to me, would suggest that you pull the most iconic, or classic, moment from a film.  This would take time and effort to select the single defining moment of a film.  Based on the volume of posts on that account, I doubt the person running it is taking that deep dive on every film he posts a perfect shot for. The ones I have seen I'm just like "yeah, that's a cool shot from that movie, but is it really the singular distillation of the film in one...perfect... shot?"  Most of the time I would say it is not. 

 

I guess a lot of people get off on screen captures.  If that's you're thing, I am not going to deny anyone the pleasure of enjoying that.  Have at it.  I just think the idea has an air of pretension but is executed in a rather lazy, pick a random cool shot, kind of way. 

 

This is probably not the thread to discuss, I just don't see what the hype is about.

 

Actually, now that I think about the quote above, it's almost as if this guy views One Perfect Shot in the sorta pretentious way I was describing.  As in, "wow...here is a WHOLE MOVIE of perfect shots", as if there aren't already hundreds of movies that could claim the same thing in retrospect.

 

Anyways, Blade Runner 2049 certainly does look like it will deliver visually, and I have no complaints about that.

post #830 of 1173
you're not alone, RCA!
post #831 of 1173
Review embargo now ends Friday morning. Was originally going to be next Tuesday.
post #832 of 1173
That seems to indicate lotsa confidence!
post #833 of 1173
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post

That seems to indicate lotsa confidence!


Based on the Twitter reaction, seems like they have reason to be confident.

 

Lots of raves. Even the one tweet with a caveat was mostly positive.

 

Despite my appreciation of some of Villeneuve's work and my love for Arrival, despite Deakins da God behind the camera, I couldn't help but feel skeptical about a Blade Runner sequel with Deckard in it. Especially since just about every promotional item besides the first teaser left a slight off-taste in my mouth.

 

But if this is great, praise be. I definitely will be finding a way to get to the theater for it (something I haven't managed yet for IT or mother!)

post #834 of 1173
Their hearts and minds were clearly in the right place making it, and what more can a fan ask for honestly.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-ca-mn-blade-runner-2049-villenueve-gosling-20170928-story.html
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steelman...


Quoted because I'm out of rep. This is exactly the first movie that came to mind.

post #836 of 1173
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steelman...

That 3 minute trailer + Zimmer's theme is the best Superman movie ever made. It just happens to be 3 minutes long.
post #837 of 1173
So it's been a couple of days and people are still calling this a masterpiece. Robbie Collin tweets:
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I'm so completely staggered by Blade Runner 2049 that it's just taken me seven separate attempts to put my coat on afterwards. I mean this as a serious if slightly weird compliment: I feel like I've just seen the last blockbuster ever made.

Damn fanboys, they say shit like this every time.
post #838 of 1173

Yeah, best to try to ignore that crap as much as possible.  

post #839 of 1173
If this happens to be this year's Fury Road...I will be sooooo fucking happy.

But a healthy amount of skepticism when faced with hype in any form is always a good thing to have.
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Yeah, best to try to ignore that crap as much as possible.  

 

I was being ironic, Collin is a pretty sharp critic. It's fairly obvious at this point that the movie actually is really good. Proper reviews come in a few hours!

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STOOOOOOOP
post #843 of 1173
I just convince my self it's overhyped before it starts.
post #844 of 1173
So when the inevitable one bad review does come in are we all going to go "See!! One guy dislikes it! This'll suuuuck!"
post #845 of 1173
Yeah. I think it's really...weird how some members of this site seem to be gunning for this movie.



Probalby has to with "Nice Guy" Gosling having the starring role.
post #846 of 1173

Starts w/ an 88 on Metacritic with 13 reviews:

 

http://www.metacritic.com/movie/blade-runner-2049

 

Be warned - some reviews have pretty big spoilers in them (avoid the Village Voice review - it gives away some things I would've preferred not to know).

post #847 of 1173

Already down to a 97% on RT. Blood in the water chaps, it's all downhill from here. A turkey on our hands for sure...

post #848 of 1173
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Originally Posted by Ska Oreo View Post

Yeah. I think it's really...weird how some members of this site seem to be gunning for this movie.
Not so much gunning for it as profoundly skeptical that the modern movie industry can ever repeat the kind of lightning-in-a-bottle magic of the original. The preponderance of evidence says that they just don't make 'em like that anymore, and the early raves don't count for that much when every big-budget genre picture these days gets exactly the same lavish tonguing for about the first two or three weeks of release.
post #849 of 1173

Ive purposely kept myself completely blank about this, simply because Blade Runner is my favorite movie of all time, hands down.

All Im going to do is watch the DC this weekend, then shorts and animated prequels the week before it opens, and re-reading Future Noir.

Only read consensus of profesional and fandom critics, but the word of mouth is strong because of a single thing everyone seems to be stating:

This movie is an evolution of the first one; it keeps the spirit/essence of the original, but makes its own world, visuals and themes.

Which is EXACTLY what I want in a sequel or film set in the Blade Runner universe.

Plus, Villenueve is 3 out of 4 in terms of films ive seen of him I didnt loved (Prisoners is..,just solid, but Arrival, Enemy and Sicario are fantastic).

These are odds I feel safe trusting.

post #850 of 1173

Yeah, as far as Villenueve goes, I've only really like 1 of 3. I haven't seen Enemy. However, I accept that the movies he's made are solid to good even if they didn't connect with me.

 

That said, I can't get off the hype train now. Enough buzz has come out that I trust. I was an easy target anyway. I can't help it -- I expect to really enjoy this flick.

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