Blade Runner 2049 Review Thread

Final Cut is the cut to watch.
Don't wanna spoil myself in the OT but I'll ask here...

I'm watching the director's cut literally right now and was the love scene with
Deckard and the Replicant (Sophie? )super weird at the time as well? Felt far too aggressive. I mean film is gonna film but that shit didn't seem right to me.
 
Don't wanna spoil myself in the OT but I'll ask here...

I'm watching the director's cut literally right now and was the love scene with
Deckard and the Replicant (Sophie? )super weird at the time as well? Felt far too aggressive. I mean film is gonna film but that shit didn't seem right to me.
It's a little rapey, yeah. : |
 
Don't wanna spoil myself in the OT but I'll ask here...

I'm watching the director's cut literally right now and was the love scene with
Deckard and the Replicant (Sophie? )super weird at the time as well? Felt far too aggressive. I mean film is gonna film but that shit didn't seem right to me.
Stop writing on Gaf and focus on the movie. You obviously need to. Who is
Sophie? You mean Rachel
 
Started watching the original on NowTV and what the hell is with the running commentary by Deckard, I’m guessing it is a version I’ve not seen before and I’m not sure I like it.
 
Final cut is definitely the one to watch imo. Not that the others are bad, just don't think there's any reason to not watch the final cut. Adds in some more even neon lighting in the street scenes, cleans up the Zhora scene where you could clearly see the stunt double, scrubbed out visible wires for some of the spinners, etc. Just lots of little improvements that make for an overall better experience.
 
Got the 4k blu-ray of Blade Runner last week and have already watched it twice since and this is definitely the best the film has ever looked. Blade Runner is in my top 10 favorite films of all time and I never get tired of watching it even after seeing it probably 20 times during the years and the film just keeps getting better every time I see it. It's a thought provoking, atmospheric and visual masterpiece that you can analyze and interpret over and over again.I don't remember the last time I saw any other version than the final cut and I'm not planning to.

I've kept my expectations in check concerning the sequel but it looks great from everything I've seen and seems to have mostly positive reviews. I'd be happy if it ends up in my top 3 favorite Villeneuve films.
 
No, he was at pains to dance around any possible story spoilers
much to the amusment of Mayo.
Kermode's evasion is more fantastic than I've ever seen on film. It's almost as if he were talking about a Planet of the Apes film, but refused to mention
the fucking Statue of Liberty.
(Spoiler tags added for humorous effect, obviously.)
 
There is one small spoiler in Kermode's review, revealed early on in the film.
That K's girlfriend, Joi, is AI (didn't know that going in myself).
 
I enjoyed the film, but felt that it was overlong and indulgent for the plot. Definitgely works as a sequel to BR, but over all I thought it ran out of steam about halfway through to the point where I could guess the reveals that the film took a long time to get to.

Some serious Oscar worthy effects though, the
sex scene especially, the blending of CGI was perfect. I felt like I was watching a better version of HER :)

Is this a spoiler thread? I have serious issues with big chunks of the plot. I think this is a feature of the director, since I had similar issues with Arrival. Very interested in his vision of Dune.
 
There is one small spoiler in Kermode's review, revealed early on in the film.
That K's girlfriend, Joi, is AI (didn't know that going in myself).
It's clearly signalled in the film, though, don't you think? But seriously, are character descriptions now spoilers? Do you want to make it even more difficult for people to communicate about the content of a film just to accommodate your fucking obsessive regard for your own weirdly prized ignorance?
 
It's clearly signalled in the film, though, don't you think? But seriously, are character descriptions now spoilers? Do you want to make it even more difficult for people to communicate about the content of a film just to accommodate your fucking obsessive regard for your own weirdly prized ignorance?
Point being is that its a nice reveal. I had no idea about it going in.
 
It's clearly signalled in the film, though, don't you think? But seriously, are character descriptions now spoilers? Do you want to make it even more difficult for people to communicate about the content of a film just to accommodate your fucking obsessive regard for your own weirdly prized ignorance?
No need for the hostility. I didn't know going in and thought other people might want the same.
 
No need for the hostility. I didn't know going in and thought other people might want the same.
But how am I supposed to know that?
To me, the "spoiler" is that Joi's nature isn't common knowledge.

It's as if the word "spoiler" were some magic invisible substance that can attach itself to trivia, even facts that are mentioned in reviews. Again, how can I, or anybody else, ever know that it's a spoiler until somebody tells us? It's a wonderful paradox.
 
Love the OG BR and BR2049 is no slouch. I would say it makes an equal rival. Different themes and focus. A real masterwork. Lots of elements of the 1st carry over, but there is original content and ideas in BR2049 as well. Bravo.
 
I just watched the original (final cut) for tur first time in about 10 years. Primed and ready for this now!

I don't think the original is an unapproachable masterpiece (well, it is aesthetically) so it will be interesting to see how I feel about 2049.
 
Boy did I watch something completely different than everyone else lol

Don't want to spoil the party, but I have to say I thought it was decent, just not anything really amazing or memorable.

I'm not sure how critical we should be of some obvious tropes in this film, since it's clearly an homage, but there are some predictable plot mechanisms and technological clichés in the movie that pulled me out.
 

Deadly Cyclone

Pride of Iowa State
Watching the final cut Thursday night really was a good idea before seeing 2049 last night. There are just enough callbacks to connect everything.

Also, I still want to buy some of the square Johnnie Walker.
 
I'm not sure how critical we should be of some obvious tropes in this film, since it's clearly an homage, but there are some predictable plot mechanisms and technological clichés in the movie that pulled me out.
Don't run down a film for having tropes. It's like criticising the script writer for his use of prose and punctuation.
 

Bronetta

Ask me about the moon landing or the temperature at which jet fuel burns. You may be surprised at what you learn.
Dammit this movie had no right being as good as it is. Movie of the Year easily, even a friend agrees and he's never seen the original Blade Runner.

Saw it Thursday night and its been on my mind since, I'm definitely gonna have to see it again soon.
 
Final cut is definitely the one to watch imo. Not that the others are bad, just don't think there's any reason to not watch the final cut. Adds in some more even neon lighting in the street scenes, cleans up the Zhora scene where you could clearly see the stunt double, scrubbed out visible wires for some of the spinners, etc. Just lots of little improvements that make for an overall better experience.
Yep, the only part I miss is the "I want more life fucker". If I remember correctly, Batty doesn't say anything to Sebastian afterwards either which is a bit more terrifying. Aside from that, the Final Cut is amazing.