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I think it's time we revisit 'Blade Runner' (1982) and its sequel 'Blade Runner 2049' (2017)

I always hated the theatrical version to The Blade Runner, and still do to this day. What that means is I always hated The Blade Runner, that is until I saw The Final Cut in 2017.

When 2049 came out, Regal did a Double Feature, so I decided to do that instead of just the new one, and boy did I love it. The film works so much better without that dreadful VoiceOver work (which also dates the film a lot), the updated coloring to scenes as well as visuals, and the fully restored scenes and better ending (yes, I hated the ending too).

The movie was quite beautiful looking (especially for a film made in 1982). I actually liked Sean Young in this movie, and loved the scene where Deckard meets Rachael. Such an iconic scene. I loved the way she looked in this, very youthful and pretty. Its a shame her career fell apart fast.

I remember Darryl Hannah being a big selling point for the promotion of this film, and her role was not even big, and she barely spoke. I did like the fight scene with her though, doing all those flips.

The Final Cut is actually really good, authentic with incredible ambience and created a fantastic atmosphere.

Then comes 2049..

Another film that created a beautiful world to look at, incredibly atmospheric and ambient, and is a fantastic film overall, but the characters felt more empty, and I did not like Jared Leto in this at all. You could see him acting, and the scenes with him took me out of the movie a bit vs the rest. The film just looks so beautiful, and should have won Oscars for its visual effects.

My favorite character in the movie was played by Ana de Armas. She was so likable and empathetic in this, and the perfect love interest (even if just a Hologram) for Gosling. Great film, deserved more love and praise.

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by Anonymousreply 3309/16/2020

The issue with 2049 is it barely had anything happening. The movie was a lot of traveling and talking. That was almost the whole movie. That is why the public didn’t connect with it much.

The original had a lot of everything and was great. The Directors Cut and Final Cut are major improvements

by Anonymousreply 108/27/2020

Ryan Gosling's ghetto accent--where the fuck is he from?--is kind of hard to ignore.

by Anonymousreply 208/27/2020

Ryan is born and raised in Canada. This is why Josh Brolin doesn’t like him and shaded Gosling many times while promoting Gangster Squad. He said Gosling is a poser, it’s all fake. He is from Canada but speaks with a Brooklyn accent.

by Anonymousreply 308/27/2020

Good movies. Ford was gorgeous in the first

by Anonymousreply 408/31/2020

Hannah's role would have been more iconic with Debbie Harry.

by Anonymousreply 508/31/2020

was she up for it r5?

by Anonymousreply 608/31/2020

Darryl Hannah >>>

by Anonymousreply 708/31/2020

[Quote] was she up for it [R5]?

Apparently, but her record label wouldn't give her the time off to shoot it.

by Anonymousreply 808/31/2020

The movies are a goof atmospheric hang. But narrative momentum is missing in both.

by Anonymousreply 908/31/2020

Pris was scary but mesmerizing.

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by Anonymousreply 1008/31/2020

Pris was scary. But badass. I did love Darryl Hannah here.

by Anonymousreply 1108/31/2020

Hannah and Young were born to play androids.

by Anonymousreply 1208/31/2020


by Anonymousreply 1308/31/2020

Joanna Cassidy was also good.

by Anonymousreply 1408/31/2020

The original is good, not great. Incredible visuals and mediocre everything else.

by Anonymousreply 1508/31/2020

No mention of Rutger Hauer yet? He gives by far the best performance out of anyone in either film. Incredible charisma and presence. And he looks great.

by Anonymousreply 1608/31/2020

The theatrical release was SHIT

by Anonymousreply 1708/31/2020

I've seen 2049 three times now. First time in the cinema in IMAX, despite some visually amazing bits like the orangey desert beehive scene, I didn't quite get it, found it a bit boring. I'd rewatched the first film beforehand and I think I was expecting it to be more like that. The second time I watched it on TV at home and appreciated the story a lot. The third time it grew on me even more and now I think it's probably the best big budget sci fi film in the last decade or so.

But Gosling just isn't in Harrison Ford's league and there's no one who can hold a candle to Rutger Hauer.

by Anonymousreply 1808/31/2020

Harrison's voiceover in the theatrical version sounds unfortunately like Steve Martin in Dead Man Don't Wear Plaid.

by Anonymousreply 1908/31/2020

R19 isn’t that because he didn’t even wanna do it? So he didn’t even try and just said the lines?

by Anonymousreply 2008/31/2020

R12 Because they're both oddballs in real life?

by Anonymousreply 2108/31/2020

Always loved BL, from the first time caught it from the middle on tv. Rutger Hauer. Can I tell you I saw him, in about 90, outside the Music Hall in Beverly Hills and he looked great. I thought Sean Young (almost called her Rachel Ward) was so gorgeous in that first scene. You could believe she'd been created by a master craftsman.

Now we get this cgi Marvel dreck.

by Anonymousreply 2209/15/2020

I mean BR, as in Blade Runner. Dyslexia!

by Anonymousreply 2309/15/2020

I love both films. Stunning visually. Probably the two best looking films.

Love the Vangelis score in the first film.

Ford was excellent in 2049 and deserved a Best Supporting Oscar nomination. The only thing about 2049 I didn't like was Jared Leto. Loved the character of Luv. Striking look.

by Anonymousreply 2409/15/2020

I for the life of me, I can't stay awake during this movie. I was a theater manager and played it and even on my day off my friends and I went to another theater to see it and out I went. When it was re-issued in digital at NY's Ziegfeld, off we went and out I went. I have tried five times. Luckily I never paid for it.

by Anonymousreply 2509/15/2020

I wish I'd liked the 2049 better. Not in the mood, maybe. I wish they'd brought back Sean Young.

by Anonymousreply 2609/15/2020

Blade Runner is a masterpiece.

by Anonymousreply 2709/15/2020

I just watched this again on a flight last week. I was curious about the Darryl Hannah character Pris, so I Googled it. I was surprised to learn that Pris was actually a human who, after a psychotic break, decided she was a replicant and developed their characteristics. Wouldn't the cops or the Tyrell corp or whatever have been able to tell she was human? Why would she even be in their database as a replicant if they had no record of creating her? I know I'm nit-picking, but shit like that drives me nuts.

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by Anonymousreply 2809/16/2020

I love the original. The sequel was okay. I might like it better if I watched again. I feel guilty not seeing it in the theater but it was almost 3 hours long, or 3.5 hours with previews. I'd they're going to have long movies like that, they need intermissions.

by Anonymousreply 2909/16/2020

It took me awhile to warm up to the sequel even though it's visually stunning too.

by Anonymousreply 3009/16/2020

Based on this thread, I'm going to watch 2049 again.

by Anonymousreply 3109/16/2020

r28, the information you read about the Pris character was from a novel written by somebody named Jeter. It has nothing to do with the original novel or with the movie Blade Runner.

by Anonymousreply 3209/16/2020

Screwing over the narration is a bad thing for an actor to do because it reflects on them. I personally like the original version as well as the director's cut.

by Anonymousreply 3309/16/2020
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