Blade Runner 2049 (Gosling, Ford, Villeneuve) (2017)

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Blade Runner 2049 (Gosling, Ford, Villeneuve) (2017)

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Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Gosling, Ford, Villeneuve) (2017)

Unread postby Markgway » 19 Dec 2016, 21:04

Poor Harrison. Taking second billing to Ryan zzzzzz Gosling in a sequel to a film he starred in. :roll:
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Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Gosling, Ford, Villeneuve) (2017)

Unread postby HungFist » 25 Dec 2016, 08:22

Now that Alien: Covenant teaser is out, this is the one I'm looking forward to more. Some may complain that this isn't directed by Scott, but franky I don't think there's any indication Scott is still able to make the kind of great film he made in 1979. Sure, he'd make a good film but great? Probably not. Villeneuve is a much more interesting bet: with him you may lose but you may also win big time. Let's see what we'll get.

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Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Gosling, Ford, Villeneuve) (2017)

Unread postby Guro Taku » 25 Dec 2016, 10:53

Villeneuve is the only reason I'm cautiously optimistic about this project. Even Villeneuve needs a solid script though, so that 's my biggest worry. I also have to say that between ARRIVAL, this and him being courted to direct a new adaptation of DUNE, I'm sort of stunned that the director of POLYTECHNIQUE and INCENDIES (still by far his best film) has somehow reinvented himself as the possible saviour of cinematic science fiction.

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Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Gosling, Ford, Villeneuve) (2017)

Unread postby Guro Taku » 08 May 2017, 19:29

Trailer:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gCcx85zbxz4

I think this looks terrible so far. The future presented in this trailer is literally a pale shadow of what we saw in the original film. It is so much less detailed and colorful. Everything looks cheap.

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Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Gosling, Ford, Villeneuve) (2017)

Unread postby HungFist » 09 May 2017, 16:33

The trailer looks less promising than the teaser, but I still have pretty high hopes for this. I trust that the trailer is worse than the film.

One thing I don't really like in the trailer are the images of nature... Blade Runner shouldn't have any IMO. I guess that makes sense considering the original theatrical cut is Villeneuve's preferred version of the original (a worrying sign, but I'm trying to ignore it).

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Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Gosling, Ford, Villeneuve) (2017)

Unread postby Guro Taku » 23 Jun 2017, 12:41

Making of featurette:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBsjZgu7T2U

Somehow this found me in a more forgiving mood than the last trailer. Maybe it was the shots from the original. Maybe it was the lack of greenery and new clips of the nighttime cityscape. It also looks like they might be using miniatures instead of going full CGI.

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Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Gosling, Ford, Villeneuve) (2017)

Unread postby HungFist » 18 Jul 2017, 17:01

Trailer 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZOaI_Fn5o4

As much as I want to love this, and have faith in Villeneuve (absolutely loved Arrival), I must say each new trailer has looked less interesting and made it look less "Blade Runner-ish" in my eyes...

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Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Gosling, Ford, Villeneuve) (2017)

Unread postby Guro Taku » 18 Jul 2017, 19:49

It was interesting to see some parts of the film's opening scene, which Scott described during an interview 2 years ago, in this trailer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_nCDvo7P7c

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Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Gosling, Ford, Villeneuve) (2017)

Unread postby Guro Taku » 23 Jul 2017, 17:27

A timeline of events leading up to the new movie:

http://roadto2049.bladerunnermovie.com/


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Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Gosling, Ford, Villeneuve) (2017)

Unread postby Guro Taku » 27 Sep 2017, 18:51

Shinichiro Watanabe (COWBOY BEBOP) was picked by Villeneuve to direct a 15 minute tie-in anime that covers an event that takes place in between the two films. You can watch that short film here.

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Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Gosling, Ford, Villeneuve) (2017)

Unread postby HungFist » 31 Oct 2017, 14:14

I'm lazy to write in more detail so I'll just copy-paste my mini-review

Blade Runner 2049 (USA, 2016) [DCP] - 4/5
Ambitious sequel is better than it has any right to be. Here's a film that refuses to cater to mass audiences, with limited action, beautifully patient pacing that allows shots to breathe, and a soft R-rating that is there just to support mature storytelling (it's less violent than the original). The challenging storyline also refuses to recycle the original movie, and there lies a bit of a problem as well. While Scott's film had a rich, existential world entwined around a tight plot taking place in very few locations, the sequel expands the world to so many distinctive places that it ends up having a weaker identity. It is grander, but less intimate and more plot driven. It also lacks some of the peculiarities of the original, such as the magical Vangelis score, an unforgettable villain, and the odd ways people were being hurt (sticking your fingers into an opponent's nose?), replaced by a Hollywood score and a one dimensional villain underling throwing standard martial arts moves. None of that makes the film bad; it simply prevents it from reaching the level of its amazing predecessor. It is, in fact, an excellent film and comes with some fantastic new ideas, such as a holographic girlfriend who seemingly develops real emotions, but is unable to express physical love since she lacks a body - a fascinating idea that gives birth to the film's very best scene.

I must say I love this beautiful 15 second TV spot, even though it doesn't really present the film's mood accurately.
https://youtu.be/8imoXD16ASk


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