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Blade Runner 2049


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#201 2 years ago

Whew, got a new one this weekend

Foreigner. Jackie F ing Chan!

By the director of Casino Royale, looking for some cerebral stimulation

I'm seeing $32.7 mill on the take Vid. Might need an extra 10 trips to break even

#202 2 years ago
Quoted from Fytr:

I'm totally going to see it again, probably in 3D this time. Maybe not for another week or so.

I saw it at the IMAX, but not in 3D.

Everyone should see this on the biggest screen in their city.

#203 2 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Whew, got a new one this weekend

Foreigner. Jackie F ing Chan!

All joking aside, I honestly hope you enjoy it.

57% Rotten Tomatoes is high for a Chan movie, so it should be one of his better ones.

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Quoted from iceman44:

I'm seeing $32.7 mill on the take Vid. Might need an extra 10 trips to break even

Click on the link for the worldwide total this morning.

#204 2 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

57% Rotten Tomatoes is high for a Chan movie, so it should be one of his better ones.

That's like a guaranteed winner for the critics to go that high on Chan

Yep i see they are up to 94.7 mill on box office mojo. 45 domestic and 49 international.

Maybe international can save it?

#205 2 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

That's like a guaranteed winner for the critics to go that high on Chan
Yep i see they are up to 94.7 mill on box office mojo. 45 domestic and 49 international.
Maybe international can save it?

They will do okay once the retail sales, streaming, etc. revenues come in. Might be another 30 years before they want to foot the bill for another one though.

#206 2 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

That's like a guaranteed winner for the critics to go that high on Chan
Yep i see they are up to 94.7 mill on box office mojo. 45 domestic and 49 international.
Maybe international can save it?

Don't forget to add in:

- Airline sales
- DVD releases
- special DVD editions (there'll be a lot of them)
- TV pay for view movie channels
- Netflix release (or wherever it ends up)
- merch sales

I'm sure they'll do ok out of it.

rd

#207 2 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

The book is good, but the movie is honestly better (yep, I said it).

http://time.com/4980937/amazon-top-exec-roy-price-on-leave-after-sexual-harassment-allegations/?xid=homepage

Philip K. Dick's daughter, Isa Hackett is doing a TV series on her fathers books with Amazon and also reported the head of Amazon studios for sexual harassment. Small world.

#209 2 years ago

The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast this month: Are Audiences Too Lazy to Appreciate Blade Runner 2049?

Yes, Marvel and Disney have all but destroyed the cinema and trained audiences to expect mindless spectacle vs. thoughful art.

#210 2 years ago
Quoted from Fytr:

The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast this month: Are Audiences Too Lazy to Appreciate Blade Runner 2049?
Yes, Marvel and Disney have all but destroyed the cinema and trained audiences to expect mindless spectacle vs. thoughful art.

This is the same argument I see parroted around the internet... "go back and watch Jupiter Rising, ya bunch of ADHD-brains!"

Is 2049 only capable of creating discussions about who does/doesn't get it? More constructive to ponder: "What, exactly, are we getting from this story for our time investment?"

The author states Leto's character is compelling because with a little imagination he "could be" a Silicon Valley magnate-turned-Dr. Evil. Does thinking about this possibility make the character suddenly become interesting to you? Not to me. Leto's role was the standard Hollywood-weirdo-bad guy quoting pseudo-prophetic Bible quotes. Intellectually, I found no challenge other than the sort of superficial comic book villain spectacle the article condemns. Ironic, but proof that anything is going to seem profound after a long atmospheric buildup invoking familiar themes we already like.

This review delves a good bit deeper into the analysis of the film and what did/didn't work and why. I had the same jumping-off point regarding Joi. Once she was gone, my interest in the conclusion plummeted...

https://www.theringer.com/movies/2017/10/5/16429424/blade-runner-2049-film-review-ryan-gosling-harrison-ford-denis-villeneuve

#211 2 years ago

Valerian:

Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $40,479,370 18.0%
+ Foreign: $184,684,740 82.0%
= Worldwide: $225,164,110

Add on the DVD sales etc, and it's not quite the bomb everyone was saying.

rd

#212 2 years ago

Spent a great day at the show!

Awesome 2:45.

You cerebral misfits ever see the play RENT

Saw it today in Austin

I know Vid has seen it. Who else

#213 2 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Valerian:
Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $40,479,370 18.0%
+ Foreign: $184,684,740 82.0%
= Worldwide: $225,164,110
Add on the DVD sales etc, and it's not quite the bomb everyone was saying.
rd

There are still lots of millions to go, it cost $180M to make, one estimated rule of thumb is that the gross needs to at least double the cost to break even:

"Valerian” has to make $400 million worldwide to help EuropaCorp climb into the black and justify a sequel, according to several financial analysts, including Pavel Govciyan, an analyst at Natixis.

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/europacorp-stock-value-drops-valerian-poor-opening-weekend-1202504169/

#214 2 years ago

525,600 minutes

#215 2 years ago

Saw it last night - great movie! The original is one of my favorites. While I like the original better (more action, better characters IMO), I feel this was a worthy sequel. Like others have said, if you like blade runner you should like 2049. If your interested, DVD won't do the film Justice. Go see it on the big screen. Haven't checked it out yet, but there's a series on Sci-Fi called 'Electric Dreams'. It's based on a bunch of Phillip K. Dick short stories - could be good....

#216 2 years ago

Chan movie was pretty darn good! Bigger budget than usual...
Will possibly go see Blade Runner again before it's gone...this time in 3D (as they screwed it up the first time!)

#217 2 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

Chan movie was pretty darn good! Bigger budget than usual...

Seeing that manana.

#219 2 years ago
Quoted from tslayer71:

Saw it last night - great movie! The original is one of my favorites. While I like the original better (more action, better characters IMO), I feel this was a worthy sequel. Like others have said, if you like blade runner you should like 2049. If your interested, DVD won't do the film Justice. Go see it on the big screen. Haven't checked it out yet, but there's a series on Sci-Fi called 'Electric Dreams'. It's based on a bunch of Phillip K. Dick short stories - could be good....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_K._Dick%27s_Electric_Dreams

Philip K Dick's daughter is one of the producers and alleged the head of Amazon productions of sexual harassment see my post # 207.

You can watch them here:
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/electric-dreams

#220 2 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

This is the same argument I see parroted around the internet... "go back and watch Jupiter Rising, ya bunch of ADHD-brains!"
Is 2049 only capable of creating discussions about who does/doesn't get it? More constructive to ponder: "What, exactly, are we getting from this story for our time investment?"
The author states Leto's character is compelling because with a little imagination he "could be" a Silicon Valley magnate-turned-Dr. Evil. Does thinking about this possibility make the character suddenly become interesting to you? Not to me. Leto's role was the standard Hollywood-weirdo-bad guy quoting pseudo-prophetic Bible quotes. Intellectually, I found no challenge other than the sort of superficial comic book villain spectacle the article condemns. Ironic, but proof that anything is going to seem prophetic after a long atmospheric buildup invoking familiar themes we already like.
This review delves a good bit deeper into the analysis of the film and what did/didn't work and why. I had the same jumping-off point regarding Joi. Once she was gone, my interest in the conclusion plummeted...
https://www.theringer.com/movies/2017/10/5/16429424/blade-runner-2049-film-review-ryan-gosling-harrison-ford-denis-villeneuve

Loved that review thank you. Was fun to read. I still had a good time watching 2049.
Sp loved the part where he compares all AIs indentity crisis to Pinochio. So simply put but true. From Asimov's I Robot, to Spielberg's AI to Blade Runner, after all it is really all Pinochio. AI wanting to be human.

#221 2 years ago

Anyone else use Moviepass? $10 a month and can watch a movie a day. I'll go see this just because I can walk out if I want without wasting money.

#222 2 years ago

I use it! I didn't for Blade Runner, because I wanted to see it on the super-duper jumbo IMAX here, but it's already paid for itself with a couple others movies ("mother!", which I loved but would never recommend, and "Battle of the Sexes", which was nicely shot and well-acted but kinda bland). Still feels weird to buy my ticket with the card, it almost feels like stealing lmao

#223 2 years ago

Saw it last night. Very pleased with Story. Cinematography was there, but I feel
Editing and sound track let it down.
Basically felt a bit too intensely dark, for the length, and could have seen, what we saw in an hour.

Complete lack of empathy for characters to me, and shortage of what the rest of the world was doing besides
walking, working, we presume, and watching giant advertising.

It felt like we, the audience were left out of the future in this movie, except for the hologram side.

Glad i saw it, but many walked out of the theater, as without knowledge of the first, it was very hard to follow and find value.

3 Stars as Late night at home alone flick, or if one is a fan.
1-1/2 Stars or less As a general Audience movie.
No stars, if one went thinking they would see a fun flick.

I guess the box office revenue is reflecting mixed reviews and trepidation.

Ill bet a better version was left on the editing room floor......

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#224 2 years ago

Just went and saw 2049.

Thought it was great.

Having seen the original Final Cut only two weeks ago, it was fresh in my mind.

I liked how 2049 carried on the theme almost spot on. Similar pacing (slighter faster than the original) Same cityscapes and Japanese imagery in the cities. Cool nod to Atari in one scene. 2049s music carried on the same theme as Vangelis did in the original.

Not once did I look at my watch ...
And nobody walked out.

I can understand that not everyone is going to like it. In the same way I don't like a lot of popular movies. Everyone has their personal tastes. Embrace them!

rd

#225 2 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

I saw the original in the theater (1982) and I was the only person who liked it in my group.
"That sucked!"
"WTF did I just sit through?"
"So he rapes the chick and now she is in love with him?"
"That was the slowest movie I've ever seen"
"OMG that was so dark, I was expecting Bogart to come around the corner at any moment"
"I went to the lobby to smoke, and I just stayed out there watching the little girls wash the windows"
"That was NOT Starwars, I'll tell you that right now!"
So I'm glad that Hollywood actually allowed them to make a thinking man's movie...

How do I upvote this 1,000 times

#226 2 years ago

Loved the original, but I thought 2049 was incredibly boring. Beautiful cinematography, but they forgot to tell an interesting story.

#227 2 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

and a CGI 22-year old Sean Young to tempt a 75-year old man. Couldn't they just, I dunno, HIRE Sean Young?

I was watching the credits for this and was surprised that it was Sean Young. Later googling revealed that it was indeed Sean Young with her own younger face CGI'd onto her.

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#228 2 years ago
Quoted from Russell:

Loved the original, but I thought 2049 was incredibly boring. Beautiful cinematography, but they forgot to tell an interesting story.

Icredibly boring is what comes to mind when I see your avatar picture... what is that?

#229 2 years ago
Quoted from nosro:

I was watching the credits for this and was surprised that it was Sean Young. Later googling revealed that it was indeed Sean Young with her own younger face CGI'd onto her.

Did they CGI the crazy out of her too?

#230 2 years ago
Quoted from Russell:

Loved the original, but I thought 2049 was incredibly boring. Beautiful cinematography, but they forgot to tell an interesting story.

Agreed. Thought it was a bit too long as well. Love me some Philip K Dick tho, his vision of a dystopian future in his books is

Quoted from shacklersrevenge:

Icredibly boring is what comes to mind when I see your avatar picture... what is that?

Never heard of Vincent Van Go f$&* yourself ?

#231 2 years ago

After the 2D debacle...I finally went to see the 3D version. MUCH better! If you can...opt for the 3D!

#232 2 years ago

The concepts of replicants. They are fascinating. What a great franchise. I hope they keep this rolling. With a big budget.

#233 2 years ago

If i were a replicant would I even know it. Would I feel any different than I do now?

These things and crushing the creators head in my hands.

All wrapped up in a movie.

#234 2 years ago
Quoted from Azmodeus:

The concepts of replicants. They are fascinating. What a great franchise. I hope they keep this rolling. With a big budget.

If you love a lame AI chick designed to make you happy, does it matter? Love is still love in the end...

#235 2 years ago
Quoted from nosro:

I was watching the credits for this and was surprised that it was Sean Young. Later googling revealed that it was indeed Sean Young with her own younger face CGI'd onto her.

Hard for another actress to emulate that perfect posture.

#236 2 years ago

Incredibly crude...and rude.

Quoted from InfiniteLives:

Thought it was a bit too long as well. Love me some Philip K Dick

TMI?

#237 2 years ago

this was a pretty interesting article about how they did the sean young cameo.

http://ew.com/movies/blade-runner-2049-rachael-sean-young-cameo/

#238 2 years ago
Quoted from Azmodeus:

If i were a replicant would I even know it. Would I feel any different than I do now?
These things and crushing the creators head in my hands.
All wrapped up in a movie.

Don't worry, you are not a replicant. You're fine.

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#239 2 years ago

You guys are going to be crying like bitches in a few months when the daughter of all sequels comes out

Super Troopers 2: Highway Boogaloo

Did they make the exact same movie again???

WTF did I just sit through?????

So he rapes a bear, and now he's in love with him???

That was the dumbest movie I've ever seen - and hey, I loved the first one....

That was NOT Puddle Cruiser, I'll tell you that right now!

#240 2 years ago

"Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep" is on sale for $2.99 today for Kindle

amazon.com link »

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#241 2 years ago
Quoted from nosro:

I was watching the credits for this and was surprised that it was Sean Young. Later googling revealed that it was indeed Sean Young with her own younger face CGI'd onto her.

Sean Young was in the news this week as she said that Jabba the hut Weinstein exposed himself to her to.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/actress-sean-young-claims-harvey-weinstein-exposed-himself-her-1050676

And how they recreated her for 2049:
https://www.cnet.com/news/camera-space-station-hd-international-video-iss-spacewalk/

#242 2 years ago

Finally saw the movie yesterday, liked it a lot but do agree it was overly long.
**possible spoiler alert - dont read further if you haven't seen the movie**

I understand why K did what he did, but who made him and for what purpose. How did he get the memories? Was it Wallace to find the girl but if that was the case how did he know to use the girls memories? Was it the girl to find Deckard, but if so how did she get the memories implanted? Was it the replicas, but if so how did they know what to do?

Anyone have any thoughts on that?

**end spoiler alert**

#243 2 years ago
Quoted from Kkuoppamaki:

Was it the girl to find Deckard, but if so how did she get the memories implanted?

Implanting memories in replicants is her primary job. Well creating them anyway but if that's your expertise then I would imagine you know how to implant them.

#244 2 years ago
Quoted from Astropin:

Implanting memories in replicants is her primary job. Well creating them anyway but if that's your expertise then I would imagine you know how to implant them.

I think she just made one of her memories and shared/sold it, which is apparently against the law/code whatever for the memory creators/sales companies. The other replicant in K's apartment also recognised the horse, suggesting she had the same memory implanted in her "at birth".

#245 2 years ago
Quoted from BC_Gambit:

I think she just made one of her memories and shared/sold it, which is apparently against the law/code whatever for the memory creators/sales companies. The other replicant in K's apartment also recognised the horse, suggesting she had the same memory implanted in her "at birth".

Yeah, that’s what I picked up. There are X number of memories, shared between all the replicants. So a number of them will have the same childhood memories.

rd

#246 2 years ago

I am sure I heard the Stern tilt warning sound (partially). Anyone else?

Great great movie.

#247 2 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Seeing that manana.

I gotta ask, isn’t Chan getting a little old for this chop socky stuff? Or can he still pull it off?

#248 2 years ago

Saw Bladerunner 2049 twice in IMAX.

I loved everything about this movie.

#249 2 years ago

Wheeeeew........we're out of the woods.

Yesterday's box office totals hit $194 million, so BR2049 made a profit !!!!!!!

Now, that clears the way for BRRR (Blade Runner Replicant Revolution) to be made.

Spoiler Alert: It becomes illegal for replicants to have an abortion, yet ironically at the same time, America becomes crowded with unwanted Human/Replicant halfbreeds who are less human than human.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:P9C8ynGMhHUJ:www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/%3Fid%3Dbladerunnersequel.htm+&cd=7&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

#250 2 years ago
Quoted from bladerunner:

Those of you who liked 2049, please watch Valerian

I enjoyed Valerian and had high hopes, but felt like it fell short. The lead actors just didn't do it. I couldn't put my thumb on it until I realized the parts I like most, were from other much better actors. As a Fifth Element fan (so much so its my custom game theme) it was a bummer. Visually great, still enjoyed it, but didn't reach the bar of the Fifth Element or the Professional. However believe its ultimately because the right actors would have put that already large budget movie out of possibility. It was a risk I can agree with, but he had the same problem with 5th element and was able to get better actors with residuals, which worked out really well.

Back to Bladerunner 2049, I was VERY happy with the sequel. I felt its stands up entirely on its own but doesn't ignore the original. I'm a fan of long slow movies, so didn't mind the pace. the world building, production, story, and acting were all as good as the original and went back to the theater to see it large screen one more time.

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