Film Review and Discussion: Blade Runner 2049

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    1. Casimir Harlow

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      I’ve still not managed to get on with the original Blade Runner, but I shall give it another go, and then watch the sequel! :D Thanks Cas. ;)
       
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      Shall read your review after Tuesday screening Cas and join in on the discussion on this . Point of interest considering the praise and reviews on this so far . Would RS and Fox been better off going this route on revisiting Alien with new director and RS on production duties ?
       
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      Let’s petition to snap Neil Blomkamp up , and realise his vision for Alien! :D
       
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      Always thought NB would make a great stab at a Aliens clone type of experience but not much more than that , his style sort of fits Aliens to a tee but beyond that ......hmm not sure.
       
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      Although it's a continuation of things, this felt as different as Alien is to Aliens. This is well worth a trip to the cinema, as watching it at home will take a lot away from the experience (unless you are lucky enough to have a killer Atmos system and 4k projector).
       
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      thanks Cas

      I was always going to see this at the local imax but now cant wait - sounds like the UHD disk is a pre order as well
       
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      Cas, your review has made my day. :smashin: This sounds like it’s everything I was hoping it would be. Can’t wait to see the film now. :)
       
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      I get the feeling that you liked it Cas!

      Can't wait for the UHD box set of this and the original. I need to upgrade my set up before though.
       
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      I thought it was a complete masterpiece from styling, to story to the phenomenal soundtrack.
       
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      Well, I suppose I have to go and see this now :)

      Love the original (saw it at the cinema on release - theatrical cut FTW IMO) but I didn't rate the 2049 book if I'm being honest. Also, I've never really liked Ryan Gosling (well, until The Big Short and The Nice Guys).
       
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      One of the very few films I have seen that I wanted to watch again even before it had played through the first time! You need a big screen and appropriate sound system for this one. You also need a comfortable chair because it is 163 minutes long. It uses that length to pitch perfection, with the best pacing I can recall. But this, together with its thematics, means younger viewers, or those now attuned only to the typical Hollywood way of narrative, might not get on so well with it, Blade Runner 2049 being much less of an action film than a film that has some action in it. A blockbuster for the heart, soul and brain: who would have ever thought it?
       
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      Not read the review as I'm watching on Sunday but "One of the best sequels of all time" and 10/10? Wow, high praise indeed!
       
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      yes everything i wanted to hear,:)
       
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      Just bought tickets to see this a the Leicester Sq IMAX in 3D this coming Sunday. Can't wait :)
       
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      Saw this last night. Big fan of the original, when I first heard of a sequel to Blade Runner it sounded like the worst idea ever, as Rutger Huer said when he was asked about it he said "he saw no reason why the makers would go back to something which he thought was already perfect" - that was my impression of it as well.

      Well I am glad I was wrong on this one. If I could score it higher than 10/10 I would. I thoroughly enjoyed every second of the film, the visuals, score, acting where all on point.

      Looking forward to seeing it again this weekend.
       
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      Re watched the original last night in preparation for seeing this today. It’s the first film in quite some time which has urged me to see it on the big screen.
       
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      Just finished watching the original on UHD for the 1000000 th time and I'm heading to he Kino to watch this can't wait.
       
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      Perfect! new gen watch and learn I say...
       
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      Does anyone who has seen it have any opinion on whether the 3D is an important aspect to the experience of the film? I want to see it on IMAX but it is only 3D and I am not a big fan of the format, especially as the original is perfect in 2D. I also read that is was not filmed in 3D but converted post production, which puts me off even more....
       
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      I honestly don't think 3D will add anything more to the film.

      IMHO I do not think it would be worth to see on 3D
       
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      Thanks for that
      I 've done a bit of research into this and according to wikiepdia "Due to the popularity and preference of IMAX in 2D (as opposed to 3D) among moviegoers in North America, the film will be shown in IMAX theaters in only 2D domestically, but will be screened in 3D formats internationally". We obviously need to complain more about 3D, I would love to see it in IMAX 2D!
       
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      Saw it last night, it looks and sounds stunning and it is the best sequel I have seen in a long, long time. However I did feel the pacing could have been better and cutting another 30mins wouldn't have harmed it in any way. I also had people walk out of the screening I was in half way through, probably due to the pacing. 9/10 for me, but that might change on subsequent viewing as I intend to go again to see it in Imax.
       
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      Yes, that it was a tad over indulgent on the running time. Losing maybe 10 or 15 minutes from the film's first half, would have been about right imo. Not a major issue, but just make sure your screening has damn comfortable seats!
       
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      Also went last night. It's not perfect- few things are- but it's a genuinely good film that has moments that are visually and sonically incredible. I wasn't too bothered by the length but I had paid for extra legroom and was comfortably numb on a heady cocktail of post op prescription meds so I might not be the best judge of that.
       
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      I agree, there are numerous dark scenes that would be unwatchable in 3D.
       
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      After 90 minutes or so, I did find myself getting slightly impatient

      waiting for Harrison Ford to appear. Although when he did, it was well worth the wait.
       
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      It's one of the most visually striking films that I've ever seen and there were some really interesting ideas in its 2 hour and 45 minute running time but, as Phil said, it could lose 30 minutes without adversely affecting the narrative. I also hated the music, the only good bits were when they referenced the original score by Vangelis. However as sequels go it's easily one of the best I've seen in a long time – referencing and expanding on the original film whilst retaining an identity of its own.
       
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      I was a fan of the score, and though Hans Zimmer has done better. I think he was more than a little boxed in by having Vangelis' original to compliment, follow, and bring something new to the table. I'll still be buying it on release though (if I think my speakers can cope!).
       
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      I really hope we agree on this one Cas :rotfl:
      I'm desperate for it to be good :)
       

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