New Blade Runner film

Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by darth_boy, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. darth_boy Jedi Master

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    Scott has been a really bad film maker for years now. Fresh off trying to recapture his Gladiator glory (Robin Hood garbage), he's now doing Blade Runner.

    I actually am looking forward to Prometheus because Fassbender is in it.

    I think it's cool he rehashes his own films tbh, but it's rare to see someone doing it with so many of their films.

    More from deadline.com
    http://www.deadline.com/2011/08/ridley-scott-ready-to-direct-new-version-of-seminal-sci-fi-film-blade-runner/
    http://www.deadline.com/2011/08/toldja-ridley-scott-will-direct-follow-up-to-blade-runner-for-alcon-entertainment/


    I'm actually all for continuing franchises/remakes as long as the films are good. However, the original Blade Runner was complete and utter bobbins, so I doubt this has much chance of being any good. It's his worst film apart from Hannibal

    BTW Watchmen was like Blade Runner but eleven times worse
  2. G-FETT Chosen One

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    I wonder whether Harrison will return?

    Given his highly critical remarks about Blade Runner over the years, I think not. ;)
  3. darth_boy Jedi Master

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    Everton could play his son
  4. darthtenbiscuits Force Ghost

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    Last I heard, Daniel Craig was the rumored replacement for Harrison Ford.

    Not a big Ridley Scott or Blade Runner fan. I can watch Black Hawk Down or Legend, though.
  5. EHT Manager: New Films

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    I used to love Blade Runner, but I kind of got tired of it over time. However, I would actually be interested to see a new installment directed by Scott. From that article I gather this is rumored to be another episode (prequel or sequel), as opposed to a remake or reboot. And I can see Daniel Craig doing well portraying Deckard, if that turns out to be true.
  6. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    I think Craig would be better in Rutger Hauer's role.
  7. halibut Chosen One

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    This is why TFN needs a like button
  8. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    I can't believe I'm saying this, but...

    I agree with darth_boy on this issue.

    :p
  9. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Blade Runner is not a bad film, though I've lost track of which version is meant to be definitive now since there have been so many.
    Not sure where he can go with the story though, did the book have a sequel?

    Alien & Gladiator are still Scott's best films IMO, I hope Promethius will be good (better than the AVP movies anyway).
  10. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    My hope is that like Prometheus this is not so much a sequel or prequel but taking place in the same universe. 2019 NY perhaps?

    If he makes a Deckard sequel I say he gets Ford again, and if Ford is too old looking just make use of the CGI and young him back up or make use of his age as part of the answer as to wether or not Deckard was a replicant who has a limited lifespan. From all I read Deckard is supposed to be a replicant.

    I like Hannibal and have watched it many times. I just wish Foster had stayed with the role. I did not see Robin Hood yet.
  11. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Hannibal is good because Hopkins is awesome, but it's not a patch on Silence of the Lambs.
  12. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    SotL is better. Hannibal has one or two minor gripes i could throw at it but it is otherwise awesome. All the Florence parts are incredible.
  13. darthtenbiscuits Force Ghost

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    Vegas odds would have Harrison Ford portraying Han Solo again before playing Decker in another Blade Runner film. It's just not going to happen.
  14. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  15. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Blade Runner isn't a horribly bad film, but it's also not a very good film. It was more "bleh" than "OMG AMAZING BEST SCI-FI EVARRR." (I saw the "Final Cut.") I was disappointed by the nonsensical, confusing premise. I didn't find myself compelled by the "mystery" behind Deckard's true nature because a) it came from the nonsense about replicants and b) it simply wasn't explored enough within the film and c) it doesn't appear to matter much either way and d) the Final Cut makes the answer pretty clear. The acting is almost universally bad; I could see Harrison holding the phone. The film is too quiet and the soundtrack sounds dated when it picks up. The dystopian and "cyberpunk" (thanks Wikipedia) world is a bit too cartoonish and extreme for my tastes, though I suppose that may be because the idea had already been worn thin by other works.

    I did enjoy the cinematography and the effects. :p
  16. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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    (I'm glad at least one person agrees with me, Darth_Guy)
  17. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I have seen all versions. They are all good.
  18. darth_boy Jedi Master

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    Basically what darth guy said,
    but also its like well dull
  19. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Yeah, I forgot to say that it's just plain boring overall.
  20. Darth Tunes SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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    Gladiator is awesome.

    Viva Los Angeles![face_flag]
  21. EHT Manager: New Films

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    Yes! One of my favorite movies.
  22. hear+soul Force Ghost

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    blade runner, whether anyone here likes it or not, is a certified sci fi classic.

    so, aside from robin hood, which was totally scott's fault for being terrible, what bad films has he made?

    Prometheus is going to rock for a whole lot more reasons than just fassbender, btw.
  23. darth_boy Jedi Master

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    GI Jane
    A Good Year (......my lord)
    American Gangster (could this be any more generic?)
  24. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    GI Jane was good when it saw it long ago despite being over the top. I have only seen it the one time.

    Those other two I have not seen.
  25. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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    The only Scott film I've liked is Alien.