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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 6:46 am    Post subject: Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Reply with quote

"Roger Deakins Will Shoot Blade Runner Sequel"

https://uk.yahoo.com/movies/roger-deakins-will-shoot-blade-runner-sequel-119875626869.html

"Blade Runner 2: another new piece of concept art arrives"

http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/movies/blade-runner/42245/blade-runner-2-another-new-piece-of-concept-art-arrives
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I gained more respect for Blade Runner in recent years because I realized how much depth it has after deciding I agreed with Ridley Scott that Deckard was a replicant but didn't know it. It was such a sharp bit of logic, and it elevated the story.

But this new movie might not appeal to me quite as much, if this quote from the article (see link above) means what it seems to mean.
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The director found solace in Hampton Fancher, the screenwriter who wrote the original movie and is also co-writing the new one.

"He told me that Blade Runner was a dream," Villeneuve said. "We just have to dream again and not worry too much about logic. That removed so much pressure and gave me the key to move forward."

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Jared Leto Joins 'Blade Runner' Sequel"

https://variety.com/2016/film/news/jared-leto-blade-runner-sequel-1201840363/
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know, but sequels to classics don't often work out so well.

Scarlett, the TV movie wasn't close to GWTW in any respect.
Imagine "The Further Adventures of Rick" as a sequel to Casablanca. David Soule could star in it.

Seriously, unless Harrison Ford and the original production people are involved in a compelling story, it's doomed.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




Hmmm . . . should I post a trailer to bump this thread to the top of the list?

Well, okay . . . but just this once! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I watched this movie for the second time today and read various plot summaries and articles that explained the plot, because I was pretty confused after watching it in the theater when it first came out.

The complex plot suggests several interesting questions (as all good complex plots should), so I thought I'd share the questions with you guys. I don't mean to suggest that any of these are plot holes.

Question 1# : Niander Wallace (the successor to Dr. Eldon Tyrell) said he wants to find out how to create replicants that can reproduce, the way Rachael did. He says he can make Replicants faster that way.

Seriously? Does that mean a full-grown replicant takes longer than eighteen years to create — the length of time it takes for a baby to reach eighteen and becoming fully matured? Hmmm . . . Confused

Question 2#: It seems to be generally agreed that the movie doesn't state whether or not Deckard is a replicant. But we do know that Rachael was a replicant and that she gave birth to a baby who was fathered by Dekard.

Therefore, if Dekard is a replicant, then he must produce viable sperm to be capable of impregnating Rachael. Why does the movie never discusses the fact that Dekard was also a special replicant capable of reproduction?

Question 3#: Or was he special? Could all male replicants produce viable sperm? If so, could they impregnate human women who'd then give birth to human/replicant hybrids? Would these half-breeds have some / all / none of a replicant's abilities?

Question 4# On the other hand, if Dekard is not a replicant, then his daughter, Dr. Ana Stelline, is a human/hybrid herself. If that's true, then the only difference between Ana and other children born to human women with replicant fathers (if there are any) would be the genders of each parent. One is human and the other is a replicant. Either way, the offspring is a hybrid.

I realize that the question of Dekards true nature was deliberately left open by this movie, but I still think it makes the most sense (story wise) for Dr. Tyrell to have created special male and female replicants who were capable of producing a child. It's the only interpretation that eliminates all those questions I posed above about human/replicant hybrids.

That, to me, is very strong evidence that Dekard is indeed a replicant.
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On an unrelated note, I don't think they did a perfect job of making Sean Young's look-alike resemble Rachael from the original film. Here's the real Sean Young.






And here's the computer-enhanced look-alike from the sequel.





Both her mouth and her eyes looked sad during the whole scene, so this screen shot is not just a momentary show of emotion. But still, I guess it was intentional for the Rachael-clone to look sad.
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