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Old 17th October 2017, 08:50 PM
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I hoped it would be good, but was prepared to be disappointed. I needn't have worried as it is a superb piece of filmmaking and, though I'll need another two or three viewings to confirm this, suspect it will be the equal of Ridley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece.

It is a real experience, with amazing visuals and sound, so you should see it at the cinema (on the biggest screen you can) if possible.
This. I actually thought Ryan gosling character was better written and more well rounded than Deckard.
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I couldn't get into the original I'll have to give it a rewatch , but do you have to watch the original to see this, or does it not matter because I still fancy going to see it on big screen with everyone saying it a must watch on the big screen.
I don't think you have to have seen Blade Runner to watch Blade Runner 2049, but it will definitely help with understanding some scenes and giving the film the emotional impact it has when you are invested in the characters.
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I don't think you have to have seen Blade Runner to watch Blade Runner 2049, but it will definitely help with understanding some scenes and giving the film the emotional impact it has when you are invested in the characters.
I highly doubt if he couldn't get into the original he will enjoy this, would help if we know why he didn't like it, if it because he found it boring , better of not bothering, not that it is boring but if you found the first to be good chance you will find this one.
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I couldn't get into the original I'll have to give it a rewatch , but do you have to watch the original to see this, or does it not matter because I still fancy going to see it on big screen with everyone saying it a must watch on the big screen.
You do not have to watch the Original but it does help.

Also it depends on which version you watch of the first one,Personally I would avoid The Final Cut as it has been tinkered with quite a bit as there is not really a definitive version to watch imo.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Versions_of_Blade_Runner

"A DVD featurette titled All Our Variant Futures as featured on the five-disc Ultimate Collectors Edition profiled the making of the Final Cut version, including behind-the-scenes footage of Harrison Ford's son, Ben Ford, and the filming of new scenes for the Final Cut. According to the documentary, actress Joanna Cassidy made the suggestion to re-film Zhora's death scene while being interviewed for the Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner documentary, and footage of her making this suggestion is inter-cut with footage of her attending the later digital recording session."
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Found the 2049 soundtrack on youtube. It seems a bit indifferent to me although I obviously should try experiencing it when it accompanies the actual film. I think that my expectations were quite high as I think that the original film's Vangelis score is fantastic.
I'll have to agree with this statement. The original Blade Runner had such an incredible, almost remarkable score, that what comes after quite literally pales into insignificance. I did enjoy Blade Runner 2049 with the films impressive visual tone, and Roger Deakins highly impressive cinematography. But the score just tried to evoke way too much of the Vangelis' remarkable sound in the first film that I was left somewhat empty with the score to Blade Runner 2049.

Had Vangelis stepped in to do the score to the latest film, the whole complextion and overall tone would've been more moody and atmospheric.

Overall I rate the film 8/10.

Score: 6/10
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