What are your expectations for Blade Runner 2, /tv/?
>directed by Denis Villeneuve
>Ridley Scott remains heavily involved nonetheless
>confirmed to be starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gooselooseling
>Ford seems to have fucking loved the script
>Scott described the opening of the movie:
"We decided to start the film off with the original starting block of the original film. We always loved the idea of a dystopian universe, and we start off at what I describe as a ‘factory farm’ – what would be a flat land with farming. Wyoming. Flat, not rolling – you can see for 20 miles. No fences, just plowed, dry dirt. Turn around and you see a massive tree, just dead, but the tree is being supported and kept alive by wires that are holding the tree up. It’s a bit like Grapes of Wrath, there’s dust, and the tree is still standing. By that tree is a traditional, Grapes of Wrath-type white cottage with a porch. Behind it at a distance of two miles, in the twilight, is this massive combine harvester that’s fertilizing this ground. You’ve got 16 Klieg lights on the front, and this combine is four times the size of this cottage. And now a spinner [a flying car] comes flying in, creating dust. Of course, traditionally chased by a dog that barks, the doors open, a guy gets out and there you’ve got Rick Deckard. He walks in the cottage, opens the door, sits down, smells stew, sits down and waits for the guy to pull up to the house to arrive. The guy’s seen him, so the guy pulls the combine behind the cottage and it towers three stories above it, and the man climbs down from a ladder – a big man. He steps onto the balcony and he goes to Harrison’s side. The cottage actually [creaks]; this guy’s got to be 350 pounds. I’m not going to say anything else – you’ll have to go see the movie."
>Ridley Scott claims Deckard is a replicant
>yet, given how much Ford has aged, we are obviously going to see an older Deckard, implying he lived for longer than 4 years
Explain this bullshit contradiction to me, /tv/.
>I’m not going to say anything else – you’ll have to go see the movie."
If they're going to remain 100% faithful to the scrapped Blade Runner opening where Deckard shows up to a farm then the scene will end with Ryan Gosling
killing the replicant farmer and tearing out his jaw to check his serial number.
OP here, that was also the first thing that came to mind when I heard it was being directed. The original Blade Runner is easily one of my favorite sci-fi movies ever, but as far as I love the prospect of getting more BR it really is a self-contained work that doesn't need a sequel.
Plus, how in the name of all fucks can they possibly live up to the original, especially in this era of capeshit and action flicks where no one's going to bother with sitting through questions about personal identity and biogenetic ethics? They're most likely gonna have to dumb it down, and that thought frightens me.
Holy shit, I almost forgot. WHERE THE FUCK'S VANGELIS?! HE'S LITERALLY IRREPLACEABLE, SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME THE OLD GREEK CUNT CONFIRMED HE'S COMING BACK
I hope Villeneuve casts Sarah as a replicant
the 4 years was a failsafe for a certain gen of replicants was it not
asan audience we're supposed to be left questioning the difference between human and replicant anyway. as in, there are more replicants among humanity than they suspect, for whatever purpose.
i'm pretty sure the asian cop/blade runner was a replicant as well.
>denis why are we shooting my scenes first?
She would be the perfect Rachel. Admit it.
Anyone else who saw Blade Runner as a kid was emotionally scared by the death of pic related? Her spasms on the flooor while she gets shot twice were horrifying, jesus fucking christ.
>but to be fair Ridley Scott has been wanting to make this film for a while. It doesn't seem like a soulless cash grab.
Neither was Prometheus nor Robin Hood, the guy is just fucking over the hill man, let it go. He's destroying his legacy at this point. What a sad cunt, get the fuck away from movies already, you had your run and will ruin Blade Runner.
I don't see it working out. They'd probably update everything so that it's the future from a present day perspective instead of an 80s one. The original takes place in 2019 for pete's sake. They would HAVE to make the movies take place in an alternate universe. They had the technology to create the replicants, THIS YEAR in the movie.
>No Philip K. Dick input == who cares
PKD certainely didn't anyway
Why do redditors complain about a sequel to one of the best science fiction films of all time, but simultaneously lap up Star Wars reboots and capeshit after capeshit releases every year?
If you aren't looking forward to this, you're the cancer this board needs to remove. Even if it is shit, it will in no way detract from the original. Now fuck off
Keep bootlicking m'brave sir, remember the white knight always gets the girl!
What will 30 years into the future of Blade Runner's future look like?
>uh, like, uh, why are they, like, making a sequel to Bladerunner? Soooo unnecessary
>OH YES CAPTAIN AMERICA: RETURN OF THE AVENGER PART 3 I AM SO FUCKING HYPED RIGHT NOW
neo-/tv/ needs to fuck off back to /co/
Would it ever be possible for general audiences to shun a sequel because they have too low expectations or revere the original too much?
I imagine Blade Runner 2 could do that. I'm surprised it isn't something that's happened already.
I can just imagine it being as soulless as that awful CGI cityscape from the Total Recall reboot.
What the fuck are you saying, Ford's performance in TFA was one of the only saving graces of the movie. Sadly he was completely irrelevant to the overall story and each character's arc. I must say his performance was even better than in the OT in several places.
We could have had Ford acting as Ford being dressed as Han Solo, like Indy fans suffered Ford acting as Ford being dressed as Indiana Jones in Indy 4. Thanks god he gave a shit this time, unlike in Return of the Jedi.
No. Fisher had a hard time, but Ford was solid. Chewbie was mostly... some guy giving a good impersonation of Chewbie, I guess, since Chewbie had much less screen time than he already had in the OT.
StarShit manbabies are literally incapable of tolerating any criticisms of their nostalgia baiting pander fest franchise without shitting himself and registering a completely unwanted opinion to distract him from the fact that his genitals are withering away and that he is an unlovable waste of flesh.
In his scenes in TFA, Ford looked like he had just read the script 5 minutes earlier and was ready for his afternoon nap, or possibly about to die, he did not look like he cared about anything but his massive payday and possibly securing a good supply of laxatives and adult diapers.
>but Ford was solid.
He was better than I was expecting, but he does a thing now that he's old where his acting is like over exaggerated cartoon acting and no one dares tell him to tone it down or make it more real
There's only one scene when Chewbacca had real presence in the movie, which is in the medic room. In every other scene, Chewbacca is in either the background or in the foreground but only for a few seconds due to Abrams' style of switching cameras every single second.
Compare that with longer shots in the OT, like when Chewbacca is repairing C3PO or when Chewbacca is with disguissed Leia in Jabba's palace.
I'll agree his performance looked more exaggerated, but that's mostly because of his older face, which makes him look more like an old man from an animated Disney movie. But Ford giving goofy faces isn't knew, he already did that in earlier movies like Last Crusade.
Compare that with his performance in Indy 4. Fucking worse.
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There's 4 sequel books all written by PKD's friend and they are all S H I T.
The series basically turns into ghost in the shell, and roy batty killed tyrell by popping out his eyes so he couldn't live forever by swapping out in replicant bodies cause apparently you need your eyes cause they are the window to your soul or some bullshit.
Sounds like he has the George Lucas syndrome, everyone around him thinks he's a legendary filmmaker and are afraid to offer any real criticism, and this fuels Scott's beliefs he is a creative visionary who can do no wrong.
Chewbacca's scenes with the bowcaster are the "joke" at Starkiller Base and the ground battle at Maz's castle, and those scenes are very short in screentime.
Chewbacca takes like a few seconds in setting off the explosives
Chewbacca's reacting to Han's death is even pathetic compared with the same reaction in ESB. There, he goes crazy, throws a few stormtroopers, resists the handcuffs and is tranquilized by Han. Here, he just gives a short groan, shots Kylo Ren and restarts the mission. Again, much, much shorter.
If the idea was to make the old guard (Leia/Han/Chewbie/Luke) pass the torch to the new guard (Rey/Finn/Poe), they did a poor job. Han is not a parenting role for Rey, the ending suggests Chewbie will stick with Rey for a while, Leia is irrelevant for the new protagonists' stories, and Luke has zero lines.
I know. It sounds like Ridley is taking Blade Runner's scrapped opening and use it for Blade Runner 2 but instead of the protagonist being Deckard it'll be a blade runner we don't already know played by Ryan Gosling.
>implying the Goose isn't a perfect casting choice
I doubt it happened, but supposedly Nolan made his cast or crew watch Blade Runner before he set off on making his Batman movies. It will be shit compared to the original. It doesnt need a sequel with Harrison Ford in it. But its Scott doing it so it will be better than anyone else trying to make a Blade Runner 2. Can you imagine a Nolan directed Blade Runner 2?
Guys, don't worry!
>Blade Runner 2 Will Take Care Of The Original's Biggest Mystery
>Fans of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner have spent years discussing and debating one particular mystery: is Harrison Ford's Rick Deckard a person, or is he actually a replicant? Different people behind the production have provided different answers to this question, and on the big screen the truth remains ambiguous. It's a very big part of Blade Runner's legacy, and one that Blade Runner 2 director Denis Villeneuve has full intentions to cherish in the making of the sequel.
Fuck you and your ambiguity Ridley
>I doubt it happened, but supposedly Nolan made his cast or crew watch Blade Runner before he set off on making his Batman movies.
That probably did happen. Nolan has been a massive Blade Runner fan for decades and it isn't unusual for a director to show the cast and crew a film before production begins. I read somewhere that Stanley Kubrick showed Eraserhead to the cast and crew of The Shining before production began.
>I doubt it happened, but supposedly Nolan made his cast or crew watch Blade Runner before he set off on making his Batman movie
Why? His Gotham and aesthetics was so ordinary compared to Blade Runner.
I already read that article. There's no point in getting riled up, Denis on purposely worded his response in the vaguest way possible. "I will take care of it" could mean he'll preserve the mystery or it could mean he'll kill it. We won't know until the film is out.
Decker was a natural born sociopath, not a replicant. That's why the ambiguity had so much deep meaning. We see these creatures as monsters, but these creatures are already among us. The love relationship also made things even more powerful. Only a fuck up like Decker would fall for a half-person like Rachel.
If it turns out he's a replicant, it would undermine the legacy of the movie (and he'd be the world's worst replicant to boot.)
I need to watch some of his movies then.
Whether or not it's bad, it's still clearly the case. Ridley Scott says it himself. It's also the only explanation as to why that guy knew about his implanted unicorn memory.