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On 9/18/2017 at 8:40 AM, rillo said:

IT was pretty good, watched it this past weekend, I jumped a few times. Glad to see it's being received well.

I'm finally seeing it tomorrow and I'm pumped. It has been an outstanding decade for horror and it feels like It is forcing the general public to go back and evaluate this. 

Really happy it's successful. Hoping they go all-out and get weird with it for part 2.

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7 hours ago, RutgersJetFan said:

I'm finally seeing it tomorrow and I'm pumped. It has been an outstanding decade for horror and it feels like It is forcing the general public to go back and evaluate this. 

Really happy it's successful. Hoping they go all-out and get weird with it for part 2.

This movie did the OG movie justice IMO. Minor changes here and there, but overall on point.

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On 9/19/2017 at 8:15 PM, rillo said:

This movie did the OG movie justice IMO. Minor changes here and there, but overall on point.

I thought it put the original to shame. OG miniseries is campy and Curry's performance is what made it a hallmark. I really loved this new one. It's incredibly well shot, and it deserves an Oscar nom for best sound too.

I'm looking forward to seeing how they recreate the greatest Tim Curry scene ever for Part II.

 

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On 9/19/2017 at 2:04 PM, RutgersJetFan said:

I'm finally seeing it tomorrow and I'm pumped. It has been an outstanding decade for horror and it feels like It is forcing the general public to go back and evaluate this. 

Really happy it's successful. Hoping they go all-out and get weird with it for part 2.

I really liked it, too.  The only thing I would have liked is a little backstory on Pennywise, where he came from etc.  

In the book, iirc, they don't really find out until the adult part, so it's really just a minor complaint.

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1 hour ago, Thor99 said:

I really liked it, too.  The only thing I would have liked is a little backstory on Pennywise, where he came from etc.  

In the book, iirc, they don't really find out until the adult part, so it's really just a minor complaint.

They said they deleted an origin scene from the original script because it was too demented. I get it. There's no way they could have known how successful this remake was going to be, and I think they already bordered on a NC-17 rating with this one. 

For sure they will have something in 2. BUT with the way Hollywood does franchises now, this sh*t is sure to have a billion spinoffs and an entire origin movie wouldn't surprise me at all. 

Also FYI Muschetti says he wants to remake Pet Cemetary after he's done with 2.

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Early reviews of BR 2049 are incredible. I'm pumped. Got Wednesday night tickets and I can't wait.

If you're a fan and haven't caught any of the prequel short movies they have put out, I cannot recommend them enough. The anime one they just did was awesome, but the first one with Leto's character was the best IMO.

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Initial thoughts on 2049, spoiler free:

- It is very much it's own movie. Here is the best way I can put it: Denis Villaneuve is every bit as good a director as Ridley Scott was in his prime, but they are very different directors in the way they portray things with neither being better or worse than the other. Both Blade Runner movies occur in the same place and time, with some of the same characters, and 2049 is a continuation of the story of the first; but the original is very much a Ridley Scott movie, and 2049 is very much a Denis Villaneuve movie.

- The story is so great. Great scifi takes on heady concepts and 2049 takes on some cool ones. One of the best parts of the original was the Asimovian questions it posed about AI and the sequel builds on that, then heading straight into some really original territory. Ditto for the original's other themes of memories, cities, and even the eyes.

- See it in the biggest, loudest theater you can find.

- Bringing in Hans Zimmer to match things up closer to Vangelis was a great move. The sound. Good lord the sound. It would have been terrible if 2049 didn't have similar music so whatever they did to change it to what the final product was the right call.

- I hope they do some more short movies or even a book explaining what happened with major world events mentioned in between 2019 and 2049.

- My one critique would have to do with Leto's character, but I'll save that for when people see it.

 

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On 10/6/2017 at 2:52 AM, RutgersJetFan said:

Initial thoughts on 2049, spoiler free:

- It is very much it's own movie. Here is the best way I can put it: Denis Villaneuve is every bit as good a director as Ridley Scott was in his prime, but they are very different directors in the way they portray things with neither being better or worse than the other. Both Blade Runner movies occur in the same place and time, with some of the same characters, and 2049 is a continuation of the story of the first; but the original is very much a Ridley Scott movie, and 2049 is very much a Denis Villaneuve movie.

- The story is so great. Great scifi takes on heady concepts and 2049 takes on some cool ones. One of the best parts of the original was the Asimovian questions it posed about AI and the sequel builds on that, then heading straight into some really original territory. Ditto for the original's other themes of memories, cities, and even the eyes.

- See it in the biggest, loudest theater you can find.

- Bringing in Hans Zimmer to match things up closer to Vangelis was a great move. The sound. Good lord the sound. It would have been terrible if 2049 didn't have similar music so whatever they did to change it to what the final product was the right call.

- I hope they do some more short movies or even a book explaining what happened with major world events mentioned in between 2019 and 2049.

- My one critique would have to do with Leto's character, but I'll save that for when people see it.

 

I was curious on your thoughts, because we usually agree on movies.

I thought it was ok.   Sound was great, very glad I saw it in XD.   But I didn't love it.   One character I was very happily surprised with was Dave Bautista's.   To go from an ex wrestler, to Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy to this role is impressive.   He could have a real legit movie career in front of him.

I'll PM you for a conversation that won't spoil it for anyone else.

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1 hour ago, chirorob said:

I was curious on your thoughts, because we usually agree on movies.

I thought it was ok.   Sound was great, very glad I saw it in XD.   But I didn't love it.   One character I was very happily surprised with was Dave Bautista's.   To go from an ex wrestler, to Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy to this role is impressive.   He could have a real legit movie career in front of him.

I'll PM you for a conversation that won't spoil it for anyone else.

Also worth noting, I am a lifelong Blade Runner junkie so take what I say with a grain of salt. 

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4 hours ago, RutgersJetFan said:

Also worth noting, I am a lifelong Blade Runner junkie so take what I say with a grain of salt. 

Did it stop raining? 

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1 hour ago, RutgersJetFan said:

NO LARZ IT DIDNT STOP RAINING

I'm sitting here watching the ninth gate for the 10th time

Have you seen it? Opinion? 

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11 hours ago, chirorob said:

I was curious on your thoughts, because we usually agree on movies.

I thought it was ok.   Sound was great, very glad I saw it in XD.   But I didn't love it.   One character I was very happily surprised with was Dave Bautista's.   To go from an ex wrestler, to Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy to this role is impressive.   He could have a real legit movie career in front of him.

I'll PM you for a conversation that won't spoil it for anyone else.

Check out Bushwick. The movie itself is kind of meh, but Bautista is fantastic in it. 

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59 minutes ago, RutgersJetFan said:

Negative. **** Polanski. Except Chinatown. But **** everything else.

I thought langella was great, and I enjoyed the plot. All of the libraries and old books and engravings. I'm a book nerd.

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Saw Blade Runner 2049.  Wow.  The level of sucktitude was inceredible.  Even the fantastic Dolby theater and sound couldn't salvage this piece of garbage.  THey spent $155 million on it and won't come close to that in the box office.   I'd like that 2 hours and 40 minutes of my life back.  Awful.  And Ryan Gosling is beyond awful.  

Don't waste your time on this one.  Bad movie.

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12 hours ago, Dcat said:

Saw Blade Runner 2049.  Wow.  The level of sucktitude was inceredible.  Even the fantastic Dolby theater and sound couldn't salvage this piece of garbage.  THey spent $155 million on it and won't come close to that in the box office.   I'd like that 2 hours and 40 minutes of my life back.  Awful.  And Ryan Gosling is beyond awful.  

Don't waste your time on this one.  Bad movie.

Thanks for your post.  I saw it last weekend and was resisting posting a review.

I did not hate it.  But did not like it either.  The director needed to take at least 40 minutes out of the flick.  EVERYTHING was taking forever and a day to develop.  And when they did?  They were small moves, not some Earth-shaking revelations.  I found myself looking at my watch after a while which is the kiss of death for a film.  Overall, 6-10.

Best parts of the movie for me were the incredible sets and monstrous sound design.  Just absolutely brilliant.  I also enjoyed looking at Ana de Armas in the role of Joi.  She is breathtakingly gorgeous.  What a perfect face.

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Village of the Damned is up on HBO. Everyone loves Carpenter for Escape from NY or Halloween or The Thing, but flicks like this one and In the Mouth of Madness are straight prime Carpenter. **** Rotten Tomatoes. The man was an 80s and 90s Hitchcock. 

Also I don’t think anyone in history could own the screen like Christopher Reeve. 

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