Over the weekend I went and saw 'Blade Runner 2049' with a few mates. I must admit I was afraid I wouldn't like it despite of or even because of all the positive hyperbole but I honestly really enjoyed this film.
I won't do spoilers here so it is difficult to go into specific highlights but the cast were all great and while most may call it a slow film I like to think its pacing is meditative (although towards the end I couldn't feel my legs I was sitting for so long) and it was compelling enough to keep me hanging on to see the mystery being solved.
It's that mystery that this film does better than the first, a finely-crafted one in an already established universe. And yes, you really have to pay attention (I forgot one important point because the film was so long). Definitely recommend but wear your comfy pants and shoes for the long haul. 😜
Since I just saw this again last night, wanted to talk about how this is my favorite movie of the year and I’m pretty sure it won’t be topped. I keep thinking about it and all the themes in it and how it doesn’t even tell you some things, it just shows you and leaves some stuff up to interpretation. I can’t say enough good things about it, it’s basically the #darksouls of movies in that some parts of the story could be discussed endlessly. Speaking of which if any of you have seen it and want to discuss it, send me a dm, I can’t get any of my friends to go see it even though I keep talking about. I want to be mad that it was basically a flop but honestly I can understand why, it’s based on a 35 year old film that has a cult following anyways, it doesn’t have a lot of action, it’s a thinker...all kinds of stuff. However, this director is clearly amazing because he also directed last years’ best movie, The Arrival. Not my personal favorite but definitely the most brilliant movie of 2016, just like this is the most brilliant of 2017. Hoping to see it one more time before it’s out of theaters. #bladerunner#bladerunner2049#movies#ryangosling#thegos#harrisonford#replicant
Blade Runner - 10/21/17 - #bladerunner#bladerunner2049#harrisonford#dogsofinstagram#sequel#selfdetermination#robot#replicant#postapocalyptic#gay -
I don’t know what to say about this movie. It was kind of like sitting in a warm pool of water for 2.5 hours. I fell asleep twice for about a minute each time. The visual effects and gorgeous post apocalyptic landscapes in BR2049 are beautiful and calming. I went into this movie expecting it to be an action movie, and it turns out it’s not. I remember thinking the same about the original Blade Runner and feeling kind of the same; bored and eerily relaxed. Full disclosure, I have terrible ADD, which may be why this movie lulled me to sleep. I didn’t like or dislike anyone in this movie. All the characters were pretty blah. The acting was pretty blah. The obligatory “romance” storyline was cringe-y and gross and useless. Should you see it in theatres? Idk. Maybe if you have nothing better to do and want to see some real cool futurescapes, pretty colors, a giant future vending machine, and hear lots of monotonous dialogue, then sure. I think the takeaway for me related to self determination-the process by which one controls their own life. The main character K, the Blade Runner (Ryan Gosling) is just going through life, being a drone, doing his job, until one day he gets some information that changes how he perceives his life and his place in the world. His truth shifts. Suddenly he sees possibilities that were only moments before not available to him. The stories we tell ourselves matter. The stories we are told matter. What would happen if we could create a new narrative for ourselves and change the course of our lives and history? I don’t know but shit folks, did this movie really need to be 2.5 hours long and wicked boring in order to explore that question? I don’t think so. 💩💩 2/5 poops
LINK IN BIO // Check out this fan film I did lighting for! So happy and proud to see the final product. Was a great test of what I've learned so far with gaffing and my kit, and was a rewarding challenge to, for the first time, augment a motivational light (the light source that visually makes sense for the scene and/or story) that didn't exist until post-production. I'm so happy to see how much our production game has stepped up, from the days when it was just a DSLR and a script. And I know there's no way to go from here than up the ladder. Major props to all the crew, including Shahin and Ed for your amazing post-production work, Amaurys for letting use use some of your lighting units, and to the main bros for having me on board. Be sure to give a like and a subscribe if you like it! #bladerunner#bladerunner2049#replicant#ridleyscott#fanfilm#film#nyc#gaffer#lighting#filmmaking#filmproduction#resistancepictures#harrisonford#ryangosling#jaredleto#2017
Since I loved the new #BladeRunner2049 movie so much (link to the review in my bio) and I've already seen the original #BladeRunner numerous times, I decided to go an additional step back and read the novel #DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep by #PhilipKDick that acted as an inspiration for the 1982's original film. It vastly differs from its cinematic adaptation, both in its characters and the plot. The book's world is also more post-apocalyptic rather than just stylized futuristic one of the movie. However, the book's world has some very futuristic machines, like the empathy boxes, and, thus, the book does an amazing job of exploring the concept of this particular human feeling. The novel also investigates the animal-human relationships and the impact of the religious ideologies. Lastly, the terms, like #Replicant and #BladeRunner , are not to be found in the book at all, they were inventions of the filmmakers.