Blade Runner 2049

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  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix L to the OG

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    This was ok, a bit too long but the last act is really enjoyable and with the soundtrack it kinda made up for the more dull parts in the middle.

    I also went to the big seat cinema and took off my shoes and made myself comfortable cause it's so long.

    It's a nice compliment to the original (which I only watched a week ago) but not essential.

    There were some really pretty shots, which is to be expected with Villeneuve. I loved the bit in the casino ballroom with all the holograms.

    I didn't understand the point of Jared Leto, was he supposed to be human? Because if not then the evil lady replicant was a much better villain. Her scene with Robin Wright was terrifying.

    I also could have done without the hologram girlfriend. She didn't add much.
     
  2. COB

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    I saw this last night, I think I liked most of it but Jared Leto really was APPALLING, both his performance and the concept of his character - it also might have been my local cinema, but all of the dialogue in his scenes was really echoey and I really had to struggle to pick up what was going on :(
     
  3. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    Thought this was utterly dreadful and tedious. So fucking SLOW with lingering shots of nothing throughout. It could have been cut by an hour and not missed anything, which is odd because the original film is quite snappy.

    I equate films like this with the same criticism thrown at those Adam Sandler comedies where it looks like the cast and filmmakers just went on holiday to have a good time and forgot about making a decent film. That being the sense that there is a lot of money involved, they got a pretty set and some great cinematography so got caught up in wanking over their own genius in visuals without much of it being relevant to the story.

    The story just wasn’t good anyway and yes, Jared Leto’s small part stunk up the screen. I actually thought Ryan Gosling and Robin Wright were the only ones who could be interpreted as anything other than terrible.
     
  4. Mats

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    I thought it was banned at yours, Phee :o do you know a sultan or something?

    what can I say, I'm a total sucker for visuals and sound like this. watched it on the city's biggest screen and it was a feast for the eyes. can't say I paid much attention to Jared Leto's skills but I dislike his face in general, I endured
     
  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix L to the OG

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    From the way the movie was cut, it seems the studio took the extra week to edit the nudity out themselves because we usually get very obvious and harsh cuts and this was done more elegantly. I'm assuming they are desperate for any extra box office.
     
  6. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    I really didn't understand how the Guardian thought this was the GAG of the CENTURY. I thought it was a bit of fun, but didn't have anywhere near the strength of story or tension that it needed to. The vast majority of the film was a real SAG and could've been cut out - when you do that, you realise there isn't much to the plot in the first place.
     
  7. monsta

    monsta CAUGHT YOUR FEVER

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    It was everything.

    Living for Queen Robin Wright.

    But WTF was the point in Jared Leto? He just disappeared. Also I assume that they are just like LOL WE’RE TROLLING WITH THE FINAL CUT because Deckard was not a Replicant after all.

    I need to know how they did Sean Young. Did she just turn up uninvited in full costume a la her iconic Catwoman audition.
     
  8. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    I rather enjoyed this though it is definitely flawed. The visuals and soundtrack are what make it worthwhile and are absolutely stellar. It felt like a very natural extension to the original (which I am a big fan of) which was pretty impressive. I really liked the slow, deliberate pacing which was such a contrast to the modern films and matched the original perfectly.

    The story was intriguing but ultimately didn't really have enough bang for its buck when it came to the denouement. Generally loved the performances though the hologram girlfriend was a complete dud, both as a character and as an actress. She added zero to the story as the film was already exploring the notion of robots having souls through the replicants, it didn't need her chipping in on the same theme as well.

    Not surprised this has underperformed at the box office. The trailer makes it out to be something it isn't and if you haven't see the original, I don't see what the appeal would be. Villeneuve is a talented director but it somehow never quite hits the bullseye for me. Arrival was similarly interesting, visually arresting but ultimately a little empty.

    8/10
     
  9. VoR

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    Finally got around to this as I wanted to see it on a big screen before it disappears forever.

    I was excited to see it after Arrival was probably my favourite movie of 2016. Visually it didn't disappoint, there was some really stunning stuff to look at. I agree holo-girlfriend was a spare part performance wise, but I thought the layered sex scene was really interesting and I was actually a little disappointed that they cut away from it rather abruptly. It reminded me a lot of 'Her'.

    In terms of the story I do have to agree with Ellie that it was *so* sluggishly paced, and I actually think Gosling was a major problem. I get that he's supposed to be a robot and therefore be a little detached compared to humans, but he was just so low-energy and one-note throughout - compared to Rutger Hauer and Darryl Hannah who managed to make the replicants in the first film much more quirky and interesting.

    Robin Wright was good, but there wasn't enough of her really and I couldn't really get a handle on her character or her relationship with K/Joe.

    The female villain was probably my favourite, although again, for a three hour film there was practically no back story or character building for her because it was all just endless scenes of Gosling mulling around. Leto I went in predisposed to hate but his part was so tiny and inconsequential that I didn't really have any strong feelings about it at all in the end.

    Harrison Ford was fine in the phoning-it-in way we've come to expect from him. It felt like Gosling only really came alive when acting opposite him.

    The end felt very abrupt and "Oh, is that it?" especially after the belated introduction of a Replicant uprising sub-plot with the prostitute and what I assumed was Judy Davis but turned out not to be about 30 minutes from the end. If they were hoping to set up for another installment GOOD LUCK because this one has absolutely bombed.

    On the whole I would say it was pretty and well made with some interesting concepts, but ultimately it just didn't make me *FEEL* anything.

    A generous 7/10
     
  10. VoR

    VoR Forever in our hearts #Justice4Barb

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    Oh yeah and the Sean Young stuff was surprising and very nicely done compared to some of the CGI horror shows I've seen in recent sci fi movies (ROGUE ONE).

    Oh and poor Barkhad Abdi. From an Oscar nomination to a part that piffling in how many years?
     
  11. Jark

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    I agree this film didn't really push any emotional buttons (especially surprising considering Arrival is SO emotional) but I think it was an excellent Harrison Ford performance, his best since Age of Adaline, and not even remotely phoned-in in the way his Han Solo was in The Force Awakens, for example.
     
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    Ok, so it's a little flat, but my GOD, it's jawdroppingly gorgeous. I really liked it a LOT.
     

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