Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by ponkine, Dec 19, 2016.
Thought the release date was 10th of June........not the other way round.
I suspect that it will be like the Trainspotting sequel. Pretty enjoyable, but ultimately it's existence was unnecessary.
This can apply to so many movies lately, it's scary. I'm looking forward to it and will be buying any promo books I can find, as I loved the original. Without Ryan Gosling, it wouldn't have been made. He was great in THE NICE GUYS, so I'm hoping for something interesting, at the very least.
That is very true. Doesn't seem any movie is safe from sequelitits, no matter how far removed from the original we are. I'd not be surprised to wake up tomorrow and see that a Bridge on the River Kwai sequel has been announced.
That would be Revenge of the Bridge over the River Kwai, with a dance remix of the famous march as a tie-in.
Pretty much this. Blade Runner is one of my favorite movies, but I have a bad feeling this sequel will be meh... looks like it's beautifully shot though.
Thing is, I say it jokingly, but I legitimately fear it could happen. Movies just can't be made to stand on their own anymore. This is particularly true of the superhero genre where the only purpose of one movie is to setup for and tease the next, who's purpose is the same until it's become old hat and they just reboot in a never ending rinse-and-repeat cycle.
True. I think there are two major drivers for this. One is the hope to cash-in from a previously popular work, and depending on how far back the original work was released, there is the added incentive to milk nostalgic sentiment among potential viewers.
The second factor is that the was majority of decision makers in the major studios don't have any imagination, creativity or originality - they're strictly bean counters. So they cannot recognize the value in a totally new movie pitch for which there isn't some kind of preexisting built-in audience. They feel familiar with something that was done before and so green-light these projects without thinking too much (or taking a risk on something new).
There's always a chance it becomes an Aliens. I just hope they don't try to reshoot the same movie over again. Do something new!
Giving this a miss, can't stand
Yeah, I'm hearing it's a pretty good scarefest. I'll see it.
I remember my first viewing and the theater and also being quite content with the entire film -- the story as well. It's a good film. Maybe some so revered just gets picked to death. Although no one ever f%^& with "Alien!" That's almost perfection.
In the original.......how would Roy know Deckard's name?
Is this part of the 'Deckard was a replicant' theory........as Roy would probably be aware of other rep's.
How this b-actor shot to the top, I'll never know.
Not charismatic, can't do dialogue.
Another that gets on my goat is Josef Gordon Levit.
You don't think Gosling is charismatic? Wow, I don't understand the hate. I've enjoyed him in everything I've seen him in so far.
The dude looks like wet wallpaper sliding down to the wooden floorboards. He's got no gravitas, wimpy voice.
I guess I just don't see it. I've seen him in Drive, Crazy Stupid Love, The Big Short, The Nice Guys, La La Land and have found him to be very charming, charismatic and dramatic when required. To each their own, I guess.
Drive " was good liked the soundtrack.
The other good one that he happened to be in was The Place Beyond The Pines ( far superior film imo) but Bradley Cooper was the highlight I found.
I've seen way loads better b movie actors, Jason Statham for one.
Well, Gosling did get his start at the same time as Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera on The All-New Mickey Mouse club in the early '90s:
Another cash grab - the chances of this being any good are low. Cookie-cutter job expected.
Reminds me of a comment in the extra features in the Blu-Ray release of Von Ryan's Express:
[Spoilered for those who have not seen the movie.]
The creative team wanted to film two endings, with one where Colonel Ryan (Frank Sinatra) lived so that they could do a sequel but Sinatra refused. They only filmed the Ryan's final scene with him dying, making it unlikely that a sequel would be made...although a remake might be done.
I'll watch it.
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