Blade Runner: Nexus Dawn

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Blade Runner: Nexus Dawn

Post by Disastrous @ Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:38 am

Anyone seen this shit?

Original video page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgsS3nhRRzQ


The first of three prequel movies to Blade Runner 2049 has been released featuring Jared Leto being absolutely awful, an old woman and a cool black old guy with dreads and a suit (was he a Vampire lord in Blade??).

Anyway, this makes me think it will be properly shit. The look and feel couldn't be further away from Blade Runner IMO. Blade Runner was always a film noir - neo-noir if you prefer - and a sci-fi film second. I think this is just going to be exactly like Ghost in the Shell.
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Re: Blade Runner: Nexus Dawn

Post by Strawman @ Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:39 am

Disastrous wrote:Anyone seen this shit?

Original video page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgsS3nhRRzQ


The first of three prequel movies to Blade Runner 2049 has been released featuring Jared Leto being absolutely awful, an old woman and a cool black old guy with dreads and a suit (was he a Vampire lord in Blade??).

Anyway, this makes me think it will be properly shit. The look and feel couldn't be further away from Blade Runner IMO. Blade Runner was always a film noir - neo-noir if you prefer - and a sci-fi film second. I think this is just going to be exactly like Ghost in the Shell.


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Re: Blade Runner: Nexus Dawn

Post by Disastrous @ Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:26 am

By stark contrast, I just found this:

Original video page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfLVwXkLwhE


Despite being an obviously low-budget homage/tribute to the original, which is a bit tacky I suppose, IMO it shits all over this Nexus Dawn thing. It's absolutely nailed the visual aesthetic: the cut-away shots, the reflected signage and generally unsettling look and feel.

It's properly noir.

And quite well acted. There's a couple of lumpen moments I suppose, plus it's only retreading familiar ground and the score is more pastiche than anything else, but I still like it much better.
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Re: Blade Runner: Nexus Dawn

Post by Greg66 @ Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:37 am

Unimpressed. Trying far too hard and missing.

(Dis's first clip, that is).
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Re: Blade Runner: Nexus Dawn

Post by Barbarianna @ Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:48 am

Like the second one better too. The first one was unbearable.
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Re: Blade Runner: Nexus Dawn

Post by Disastrous @ Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:15 am

Barbarianna wrote:Like the second one better too. The first one was unbearable.



I really like in the second one where he tells him he's going to die and they cutaway to the bird squawking as a reaction shot. That's classic Blade Runner somehow.
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Re: Blade Runner: Nexus Dawn

Post by Barbarianna @ Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:35 am

Good spot! Yes, there is a flash of truth that which matches the way you would swear the original film had Jessica Rabbit's voice leading you from scene to scene, if you got it.

The first one is so bad that the only thing I can readily compare it to, genuinely, is Go Compare.
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Re: Blade Runner: Nexus Dawn

Post by Disastrous @ Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:48 am

I think it's because to make a good Blade Runner film, you first have to write a good Raymond Chandler story and then set it in the future.

I think they are trying to write a Blade Runner film.
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Re: Blade Runner: Nexus Dawn

Post by Disastrous @ Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:00 pm

Well, they've released the other two prequel films now and they're both much better than the first:

Original video page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ9Os8cP_gg


Nowhere to Run is the second one, and captures much more of the grime of the original for my money but it's the third one released yesterday that really nails it IMO. And it's a cartoon. Well, an anime, if you like. It's by the guy who did Cowboy Bebop, with music by Flying Lotus (whys he not doing the actual movie, I find myself wondering??) and is absolutely excellent:

Original video page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnFVnbpz3lQ



Most incredibly of all, the critical reaction to the full film is that it is absolutely superb. I'm genuinely surprised and hope I'm not being tee'd up for disappointment here. I want to know what Mark Kermode thinks of it as for me, he 'gets' Blade Runner properly and is a good barometer for whether or not I will like it but the feedback from ore-release screenings sounds overwhelmingly positive.

Even this made me laugh:

But most shocking of all, the film reportedly manages to overcome the potentially destructive handicap of method acting gremlin Jared Leto, who is apparently completely decent.

May book opening night tickets on a big screen...
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Re: Blade Runner: Nexus Dawn

Post by Strawman @ Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:11 pm

I'm definitely going to see this early on as well, wearing my off-world colonies t-shirt, for shame.
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Re: Blade Runner: Nexus Dawn

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:13 pm

Disastrous wrote:Even this made me laugh:

But most shocking of all, the film reportedly manages to overcome the potentially destructive handicap of method acting gremlin Jared Leto, who is apparently completely decent.

Ha! Jared Leto is so terrible in everything.
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Re: Blade Runner: Nexus Dawn

Post by Doctor Congo @ Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:29 pm

Disastrous wrote:Well, they've released the other two prequel films now and they're both much better than the first:

Original video page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ9Os8cP_gg


Nowhere to Run is the second one, and captures much more of the grime of the original for my money but it's the third one released yesterday that really nails it IMO. And it's a cartoon. Well, an anime, if you like. It's by the guy who did Cowboy Bebop, with music by Flying Lotus (whys he not doing the actual movie, I find myself wondering??) and is absolutely excellent:

Original video page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnFVnbpz3lQ



Most incredibly of all, the critical reaction to the full film is that it is absolutely superb. I'm genuinely surprised and hope I'm not being tee'd up for disappointment here. I want to know what Mark Kermode thinks of it as for me, he 'gets' Blade Runner properly and is a good barometer for whether or not I will like it but the feedback from ore-release screenings sounds overwhelmingly positive.

Even this made me laugh:

But most shocking of all, the film reportedly manages to overcome the potentially destructive handicap of method acting gremlin Jared Leto, who is apparently completely decent.

May book opening night tickets on a big screen...


Loads of amazing reviews so far. I'm genuinely shocked.
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Re: Blade Runner: Nexus Dawn

Post by Strawman @ Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:46 pm

Ft film reviewer gushing over 2049

https://www.ft.com/content/e4a4ba5c-a74 ... f8af0d9cf1

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Re: Blade Runner: Nexus Dawn

Post by Greg66 @ Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:08 pm

I shall be disappointed if there is no neon advertising sign for Sega.
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Re: Blade Runner: Nexus Dawn

Post by Käsemeister @ Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:16 pm

There is one for Pan Am.
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Re: Blade Runner: Nexus Dawn

Post by Disastrous @ Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:00 pm

And Atari.

Don’t think sega is in the original, is it??
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