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Old 01-11-2017, 12:48 AM
 
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Honestly, I don't. On it's own it may be fine, but no way can it have the same awe and amazement the original did.
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:52 AM
 
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Honestly, I don't. On it's own it may be fine, but no way can it have the same awe and amazement the original did.
I though that about the original of Total Recall(1990), but was pleasantly surprised by the 2012 version.
Maybe the same can happen with a new Blade Runner.
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Honestly, I don't. On it's own it may be fine, but no way can it have the same awe and amazement the original did.
And that's the problem. I vividly remember seeing Blade Runner, in the theater, in the summer of 1982. I came out of the theater stunned. It was the most incredible movie I'd ever seen. I was completely unprepared for it. (Interestingly, I remember some of the reviews at the time were middling. A reviewer said he was "disappointed in it. Which seems impossible to believe.)

So any sequel will inevitably pale in comparison. But, I'm trying to keep an open mind. Despite the fact that Ridley Scott isn't directing. I'm hoping for the best.

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Old 01-11-2017, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I though that about the original of Total Recall(1990), but was pleasantly surprised by the 2012 version.
Maybe the same can happen with a new Blade Runner.
Keep in mind...this is a sequel, not remake.

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Old 01-11-2017, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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I've already gone on record that I expect BR2049 to be a top 5 movie of 2017.

I sure hope I'm right because I'd love a good sequel to the original.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Hope? Yes, I hope it will be great, the best movie of 2017.

But I am very nervous about it, mostly the amount of Ridley Scott's involvement in the story. The original Blade Runner is my favorite movie, but I think it is accidentally a work of genius. Scott had no idea what he had on his hands. Even he didn't understand it and continues to misunderstand it. When it comes to the visual and aural sensations of a movie, no one is better than Ridley Scott. No one. But he has the story sense of a bag of wet cement.

So if the story is mostly Hampton Fancher, then I have hope it will be a great movie. If Ridley Scott insisted on monkeying with the story, I'm afraid it may be an incoherent mess.

The absence of Vangelis is also going to be a high hurdle to clear. The music was a huge part of the original's film's success.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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No
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:33 AM
 
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Why does Hollywood need to remake every freaking movie? I know there are a handful of decent remakes, but I just don't understand this craziness of remaking EVERYTHING.
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Why does Hollywood need to remake every freaking movie? I know there are a handful of decent remakes, but I just don't understand this craziness of remaking EVERYTHING.
This isn't a remake, but a sequel. Whether it will be a GOOD sequel remains to be seen.
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:38 PM
 
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This isn't a remake, but a sequel. Whether it will be a GOOD sequel remains to be seen.
My bad. Should have read a bit closer.
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