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 Post subject: Re: Blade Runner reboot
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:26 pm 
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I'm 100% into this Villeneuve/Deakins/Blade Runner shit. The only reboot/sequel/whatever that I'm interested in.

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I think they should bring back Harrison Ford, but team him up with a jive-talkin' black guy, like a David Allen Grier.

They could call it Black and Deckard.

Textbook definition of me coming up with a punchline and then writing a joke around it if anyone was curious.

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 Post subject: Re: Blade Runner reboot
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That's a really good technique. Thanks for sharing that .

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Deckard and Wheels: Armageddon Dependence Day

He's teamed up with an old Google self-driving car that has become self-aware while sitting in a scrap yard for 25 years only to realize that he was gathering population and traffic data for a coming alien invasion.

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 Post subject: Re: Blade Runner reboot
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Trailer...
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P.S. Yes, I know it has been out since 12/19, but no one else linked it, so...

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 Post subject: Re: Blade Runner reboot
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Hans Zimmer has been brought in to "assist" in the score. Zimmer brought in the guy he collaborated with on Dunkirk. And it's obvious the original composer (who sucked anyway) is being squeezed out. Fun.

Since Zimmer tends to just slightly re-arrange whatever movie he scored previously, you can bet it will sound exactly like this:

https://youtu.be/NcgV4RZ874Y?t=5m10s

Which sounds very similar to Vangelis' Bounty score. Without the memorable bits.

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 Post subject: Re: Blade Runner reboot
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What's Vangelis up to?


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He scored a soundtrack for an ESA comet mission (Rosetta), which was released last year. Nothing memorable. Vangelis hasn't made anything worth listening to since 1987.

However, there are plenty of contemporary electronic musicians capable of scoring a film like Blade Runner, and making it both unique and fitting in that universe.

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 Post subject: Re: Blade Runner reboot
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Hans Zimmer has been brought in to "assist" in the score.


OF FUCKING COURSE. :flip:

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well, the 2036 short film released today is FUCKING AWFUL.

It's Prometheus/Covenant all over again. They have too much story, don't know how to edit it, so they release a bunch of shorts to fill in plot holes. And I can see now why my daughter hates Jared Leto.

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I also hate Jared Leto, though I'm not entirely sure why.

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The just-released Blade Runner 2022 short film is FUCKING AWESOME.

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I'm very excited about this film since Ridley Scott is really the last true auteur of our time. This movie will be better than the original.

Prometheus 4 eva!!

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Excerpt from one of the gajillion reviews released today:

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It places the acid tab of cinema-pleasure on your tongue.


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Chris Knight wrote:
Excerpt from one of the gajillion reviews released today:

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It places the acid tab of cinema-pleasure on your tongue.


:lol:

I want to find whoever wrote that and punch them in the ear until they bleed from the mouth.

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 Post subject: Re: Blade Runner reboot
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I watched the Final Cut on the big screen tonight - all of 7 people in the theatre joining me (including my daughter, who loves the movie almost as much as I do). So. Good. I cannot imagine the remake sequel coming remotely close to the awesomeness of the original. Just wish they had shown the Director's cut, which is a bit more satisfying(if only for the "Father" line, which feels so wrong).

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2049 is kind of boring, but the original is boring too. They're both the kind of boring movies i'll probably watch at least 2 more times in my life.


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I have no desire to ever think about this utter piece of shit ever again. What a waste.

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And what happened to the fucking dog? Christ.

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Poor dog. Probably died from alcohol withdrawal.


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 Post subject: Re: Blade Runner reboot
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brian wrote:
2049 is kind of boring, but the original is boring too. They're both the kind of boring movies i'll probably watch at least 2 more times in my life.


^ This. Every damn time I watch Blade Runner, I always try to pay as close attention to it as possible to suss out the purported "brilliance" of it, and I always start zoning out after the first hour. Good movie, but -- admittedly-awesome visuals aside -- it's just boring, no matter what cut you view.

As for 2049? Same shit, different decade. Stunning beautiful, some interesting ideas, but just as ponderous, and nearly a full fucking HOUR longer than Scott's original.

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 Post subject: Re: Blade Runner reboot
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2049 is like Tron Legacy - made for the fanbase, by people that don't understand why the original was liked so much. Sure, there are fans of Tron Legacy, but these same people probably wouldn't watch the original Tron.

Given that, I disagree with both Brian and Monty's comparison of the original to 2049. This new film is not more of the same. It's not beautiful (the cinematography is boring - and, yes, there's a shit ton of orange and teal in every scene of this film). The ideas are recycled from a thousand other scifi movies. The music is unbearable - typical Hans Zimmer noise, with the utterly insulting cover of Tears In Rain used purely to pull a Spielberg teary-eyed moment (which they needed, because there's zero emotional connection to that character at that moment).

I do agree that this movie is boring, but that's been the case with this director for years - he hasn't ever made a good movie (and he's (unfortunately) tackling Dune next - which you can tell, because Replicants = Fremen in this movie: a scared people looking for a messiah).

The 1982 film is, regardless of whether you like it or not, hugely influential. Both the style and the music affected filmmaking for years (if not decades).

2049 will be completely forgotten in a decade. It offers nothing new, nothing exciting. The holographic assistant, Joi, is this film - it gives you what you think you probably want, but it's just a hollow product made by a corporation that wants your money.

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Arrival was great.

Honestly I was let down by the visuals of this film. The original is breathtaking.


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So, it is amazing and stupendous? Asking for a friend.

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If I had to say something positive about it, then the pacing/length is - contrary to popular opinion - dead on. If it was any shorter, the entire B story would have to be cut out. I'm going to see it again before it leaves theatres, just to see if I can squeeze any more positive vibes out of it.

BTW, the updated VK test is pretty cool - I just wish more of the movie had been equally abstract.

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 Post subject: Re: Blade Runner reboot
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Chris Knight wrote:
If I had to say something positive about it, then the pacing/length is - contrary to popular opinion - dead on. If it was any shorter, the entire B story would have to be cut out. I'm going to see it again before it leaves theatres, just to see if I can squeeze any more positive vibes out of it.

BTW, the updated VK test is pretty cool - I just wish more of the movie had been equally abstract.


I'm not sure what it says about the film or myself that I don't even know what B story you're referring to, or what a "VK test" is.


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brian wrote:
I'm not sure what it says about the film or myself that I don't even know what B story you're referring to,


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K's relationship with Joi - it's not necessary to the main plot (it's just there to strengthen the whole "what is love?" point of the film, and was definitely not lifted from the movie Her in any way whatsoever), hence it is a "B" story.


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or what a "VK test" is.

Sorry, when I've seen a film a thousand times, I just assume everyone knows all the details. VK = Voight-Kampff. Designed to provoke an emotional response in replicants. The whole "Within Cells Interlinked" thing. I liked it.

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Just got back from seeing this.

This thing is damn near a masterpiece and is far, far better than it has any right to be. I was in the camp who felt that it shouldn't even have been made ... until I saw it. It's simply fantastic, and if you have even the slightest interest you should go see it.

And no, you don't need great knowledge or fondness for the original. They tie together, it helps to know it, but someone could walk into this one blind and they'd be fine. It could actually be a standalone movie.

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A fair point. I DO tend to do the Big Hyperbole in the opposite direction of how I feel from time to time.

This is not one of those times. I loved it.

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I want to see it, but I doubt it'll be on the big screen. I felt way better about taking random days off work for things like going to movies when I was in the old job (which sort of makes me feel guilty, as taking days from that job left kids with a sub).


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I'm going to see it this weekend. Shooting for Friday afternoon since I have the day off.

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Eric wrote:
I want to see it, but I doubt it'll be on the big screen.

For what it's worth, while I'm sure it will watch fine at home as well, it's a visually stunning movie that warrants the big screen treatment, if you can get there. Despite sprawling CG cityscapes, it has the earthy, "real" feeling of the original; the setting is amazingly realized.

Also, giant hologram tits.

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If you're gonna sit through the equivalent of watching a cinematic Lava Lamp for three hours, you may as well see it projected as large as possible. Hell, I even sprung for 3D, which is something I rarely do for non-animated fare (and not often for 'toons, either). And esoteric, big-budget, head-trip sci-fi is something that should be encouraged by box office dollars, even if the resulting movie sucks (like Jupiter Ascending).

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Jupiter Ascending was better than this movie...(if only for the lack of Zimmer Noise)

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Shoe wrote:
the setting is amazingly realized.

This is not true. The original is DENSE, and filled with atmosphere. There's an abundance of stuff happening. Even the goddamn owl chirps, and owls don't do that. This is why people love or hate the original. It's a tidal wave of sensory overload.

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This one is empty. There's a giant hologram, and K. And nothing else in that scene. The ATARI logo is so cool, but that's the only visible stuff in the shot. The cities are monolithic, and lifeless. There's all of 10 people living in L.A., apparently (All outside K's apartment door, too). To quote the original (and not the silly Final Cut), I want more life, Fucker.

Yeah, so maybe that was intentional - and in 40 years, most of what was supposed to be only the sick and poor living on Earth, have mostly died.

And why the fuck wouldn't Tyrell have backed up his hard drive Off-World?

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