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Love Blade Runner and will certainly see this.
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Jan 6, 2017, 08:19 AM
 
Will Harrison Ford want Decker killed off this time too?
     
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Jan 6, 2017, 11:46 AM
 
Sure. He'll make sure sequels of all his movies kill his characters off

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Jan 6, 2017, 11:53 AM
 
I thought one of the take-aways from the (director's cut) original is that Deckard would have long past his expiration date in 2049.
     
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Jan 6, 2017, 11:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
Sure. He'll make sure sequels of all his movies kill his characters off
so, indiana jones 5 won't suck then?
     
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Jan 6, 2017, 01:47 PM
 
That's a heckuva send off if this idea is true : Harrison Ford killing off his character in every movie he ever made. According to IMDB he has 74 films as an actor, so he has a lot of work ahead.
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Jan 6, 2017, 03:33 PM
 
I'd like to see the following sequels where his character humorously bites the big one:

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American Graffiti
Air Force One
The Fugitive

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Sep 29, 2017, 06:37 AM
 
Saw the trailer at the theatre today. Ehhhh...

I'll probably see it, but it didn't feel right. I dunno... too empty?
     
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Sep 29, 2017, 02:00 PM
 
Looks like Action Movie #1045735 with a Blade Runner skin on it, meh.

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Sep 29, 2017, 02:16 PM
 
I figured this would be a flaming dumpster fire of crap, but the early buzz on this movie is very very positive.

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The short films are pretty interesting.
     
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Oct 4, 2017, 08:44 PM
 
I mean.....Denis Villeneuve, it wasn't going to suck.

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Oct 7, 2017, 09:14 PM
 
I can get a crew together to see it Friday, but it's not on any screens that far out, and it's made... $13MM.

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Oct 7, 2017, 09:19 PM
 
It’s fantastic. Not perfect - neither is the original - but I can hardly imagine a better sequel.
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Oct 7, 2017, 09:21 PM
 
I haven't heard anything bad about it, but holy Christ is it tanking. This is horrible for the franchise. It's now radioactive.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
I haven't heard anything bad about it, but holy Christ is it tanking. This is horrible for the franchise. It's now radioactive.
Good. That’ll keep it from being a franchise.

The original was a slow burner that made its money over thirty years. No bad sequels, no TV spinoffs, no toy merchandise bullshit.
Fine if that’s what this one does, too.
     
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Oct 8, 2017, 04:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I haven't heard anything bad about it, but holy Christ is it tanking. This is horrible for the franchise. It's now radioactive.
It's not like the fan base exploding in the intervening decades. This is Hollywood being its normal thick self.

I look forward to seeing it, though, so I thank them for their cluelessness.
     
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Originally Posted by analogika View Post
Good. That’ll keep it from being a franchise.

The original was a slow burner that made its money over thirty years. No bad sequels, no TV spinoffs, no toy merchandise bullshit.
Fine if that’s what this one does, too.
Spot on. I suspect it may be a bit of a slow burner anyway, but there just wasn’t anyone asking for a Blade Runner sequel. Blame it on Hollywood’s inability to spend real money on anything that doesn’t have an existing name and/or fan base. So I suspect it doesn’t tag directly on Villeneuve’s career - he’s already doing Dune next, the guy is just killing it with excellent movies lately so why the hell not?

Honestly, I’ve had some time to think about it and I’m not sure I could have asked for a better sequel to Blade Runner. There’s probably some recency bias but it’s definitely up there on my personal list of favourite sequels.
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Yeah. ERTL had like, four cars. Star Wars and E.T., eat your heart out,
     
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Oct 9, 2017, 12:54 AM
 
It's been a longtime but ERTL is synonymous with heavy vehicles in my mind. Tractors, dump trucks, etc.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Yeah. ERTL had like, four cars. Star Wars and E.T., eat your heart out,
(I was being silly)

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Oct 11, 2017, 12:56 PM
 
It was pretty good, I enjoyed it, but it isn't typical summer blockbuster fare.
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
It was pretty good, I enjoyed it, but it isn't typical summer blockbuster fare.
That's good to hear, the trailer sure made it seem like one.

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Oct 11, 2017, 01:18 PM
 
The trailer was cut to make it look more manic than it is.
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Oct 11, 2017, 01:42 PM
 
God damn that was a good movie. Impressed with the level of care the script got
     
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Oct 11, 2017, 01:48 PM
 
Thankfully, it's doing "well enough" to be extended out another week and I've got tickets for Friday.
     
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Oct 11, 2017, 01:50 PM
 
I hope it lasts til I can see it in a theater.
     
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If it's the way it is here, you should be solid until the 19th.
     
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Oct 11, 2017, 10:22 PM
 
Saw it yesterday. I didn’t want a sequel but this is as good a job as anyone could do.
     
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Oct 11, 2017, 11:42 PM
 
^^ My opinion entirely.
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Oct 13, 2017, 10:17 PM
 
It wasn't bad, but it wasn't nearly as brilliant as everyone else seems to think.

There were a bunch of clever ideas which I felt were underdeveloped, and ended up just padding the thing out.
     
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Okay... first big issue.

 
     
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Sep 15, 2018, 04:42 AM
 
I just saw it again and much preferred it this time.

Knowing what was happening beforehand helped. I also want to say seeing it on a television instead of in a theater helped as well.
     
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Haven't seen the movie yet. Is it really that good?
     
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Sep 20, 2018, 02:43 AM
 
What did you think of the original?
     
   
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