Blade Runner 2049 – Spoiler Assessment

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Jack Shipley
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Dan has may thoughts on the pacing. Both films are ponderous, but 2049 doesn't FEEL like it. You know it's taking its time but it's okay. You just don't care…. continuing my watch …

Brad Melvin
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I love how K/Joe is not a Superman, he is no frodo. He is not special. In fact, in the end he is a very obsolete supporting character. In the end, he is just another tear in the rain.

ohctascooby2
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When exactly did they establish decard was a replicant?

ohctascooby2
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Its a massive coincidence that he discovered the child, but…. We usually create great movie about great coincidences in real life, why not follow the same rule for fiction?
A man lands a plan on a river, its a massive coincidence that pilot was aboard that failing plane to result in that story. Its the same type of massive coincidence as this story. Had K not found the baby then this story would be different but it covers the coincidence that he does.

BigZ7337
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For Roth, where she couldn't figure how why K had those real memories. I think that many Replicants have that memory. As if you remember, the Replicant Prostitute that helps Joi make love to K, also has that memory. The next morning she's shown picking up the carved horse, and she mutters something about it being something from a dream. That's actually the first hint that K is not the chosen one.

LinkToo
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I had never seen Blade Runner and I had no problem understanding 2049. I was actually found the original movie to be more confusing when I saw it recently

kenchun24
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"Within cells interlinkedWithin cells interlinkedWithin cells interlinked." Sweet! Glad you guys released this…so one month since it's release, I gotta say BR:2049 gets better and better Dan (seen it 5 times now, just had to get in those repeat IMAX viewings), the few flaws I had with it after first watch I have (mostly, Roth hinted at one) no issue with, even the pacing played faster on my repeat viewings. Love how the cinematog, art direction, sets, CGI, miniatures, all fed the story, the characters and world building…overall, very happy two of my fave film IPs (Mad Max and Blade… Read more »
John Klein
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This is definitely one of the best of the best films of the year and this year hasn’t been weak with its best films.

Will S
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To me this movie has had to work too hard to get a proper big auidence to want to see it. My thought has been that no matter how great it came out, there wouldn't be enough action and marketing to really get people going. And the timing was not helpful, sort of like with 'Valerian'.

Loganski Jones
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I feel opposite of Dan, in that Bladerunner is easy to get through, but I found 2049 to be a chore. The visuals were amazing and the concept of virtual companionship is fascinating , but the film is still too long by at least 20 min and drags in the middle….
I wish I could echo the praise for Bladerunner 2049, but I cant

Sam Behar
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They seeded the memories to many replicants. K is not special. It is a huge blind to seed dissent among replicants as well as a glimmer of light for all of them.

pranav potter
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The Academy doesn't deserve Roger Deakins…
He's just Brilliant

louisaparker
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I found it strange that the replicants were so difficult to distinguish from humans physically. I mean, the replicants had flesh and bones, just as humans. They could even have children. If so, what's the point of drawing a line between replicants and humans. If it was so important for humans to be different from replicants, the humans would never have created replicants to be so similar to humans.

VTECheart
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I love this movie (saw it twice). Actually, on Dan's point, I thought the final fight was really well done. The action and choreography was great and that death scene was amazing. They made you feel like you were there under water, barely above water, drowning, it was so physical and intense.

Nosajjao
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A brilliant discussion, you guys really dissected this film with the right points and ideas. I'm so glad you finally uploaded this video, because you nailed this review.

Alberto Ramirez
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Didn't like the last third of the movie. I didn't feel like it was a good enough payoff. I didn't like that Ryan Gosling wasn't the son, it robbed the whole movie for me. They even laugh at him for thinking it was himself. And the child is actually secluded bc she cannot survive outside of the world. So how is she going to lead an army if she can't even get out of her bubble. Everything else is spectacular!! Rachel coming back, the visuals, the acting is wonderful there are more pros than cons.

Vince Quazat
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Yess. Waited long for this one. Thank you !!!

Mark Kouznetsov
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The beginning og BR2049 is an unused sketch of a scene from the original film. Just watch the documentary

Csongor Varady
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For Roth's first question: why did K have the memory specifically. I think the answer is, it doesn't matter. The full plan was to just protect the child, and was never meant to be uncovered, the same as Deckard was never meant to be found. The memory assignment was random otherwise.

sirdaveysockrocker
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If you guys are really bailing on Moviefights, then let me know because I will personally run with a similar concept to pick up the ball you dropped.
Seriously, to think that you might not bring it back, because you assume for a second that a debate show is tied in ANY way to Andys abuse or is going to stop crazy trolls and civilize online discourse, then youre, all due respect, nuts and kind of too scared to deserve the great concept you are now wasting.

Your God Wilfred
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I dont like to use this word because I think it get thrown around a lot these days, but with this movie I have to use it, masterpiece.

HeyTaaj
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Luv actually cries when she kills Robyn Wrights character as well. At least tears where being shed. I found this very interesting, like she has some inner struggel with taking lives.

Michael Hobbs
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“An artist always puts a piece of themselves in their art.” It’s an accident that’s it K. When he’s with the rebels, they are just talking about K as in a fake boy in the records being part of the plan, not him specifically.

Michael Hobbs
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Roth, your nit picks are silly. Watch the film again now that you know from the beginning that K is not the child and you’ll notice things you didn’t the first time.

rakan alshubat
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I would love if someone knows because maybe my memory isn't 100% but I have answers to Roths plot issues.1-Didn't the resistance leader say that all of the replicant in the resistance thought they were the child at one point or another? so K is just another replicant who has these memories but he happens to be the one who finds the grave.2-The creator said she was an independent contractor, so she wouldn't have guards and stuff, maybe like what Dan said, she has a greeting person or someone who brings her food and stuff.3-They had to take Deckard off-world… Read more »
Simon Hanson
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When it comes out on Blu-Ray i'm gonna watch the shit out of this movie. So many layers and so much to take in.

Michael Daniel
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The Sea Wall scene was the best in the entire movie. My heart was racing. What you talking about Dan

顏立弘
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Noone went to see this masterpiece : (

Boyan Dimitrov
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The only thing I disagreed with is that the movie gets more conventional at the end. I loved the fact that the final fight scene is done in such a minimalistic way. To me that was a huge expectation subversion and it worked great!

Brandon Rivera
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Hi Screen Junkies!! I love your vids. The movie reviews are my favorite. I saw this one and HAD to make a video response. I had such a different experience in the theater. Check it out & hope you like it…


Jason Williams
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I thought "Joi" was played Felicity Jones this whole time! Now I remember the actress from War Dogs.

Stefon Stephens
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Blade Runner 2049… directed by Dennis Villeneuve…. not pretentious? Lol that’s a good one. And so is the movie but like c’mon

salvatore mannino
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This movie is total crap and these people discussing a relationship between a replicant and a hologram is pure madness

cityite cityite
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Loved the movie. To Roth's first point. I think "that's a piece of the puzzle" line for K's memories was referring to them all having those memories. She followed it up by saying something like "we are hope we are the one who was born." I read it as it was a way to cover the tracks…everyone gets those memories, so if anyone finds the horse they'll think they are the real replicant. Thus making them the target, not the real child, Anna. And Anna puts the memories in herself because its part of the plan to cover her tracks.… Read more »
Hector gomez rioja
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kids movies…

mz2281694
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I think if they would put people in Anna's facility it would take away from the lonelyness of her you would think of how she may talk and maybe connect with some of the workers there, also there is no reason to think that all of her services couldn't be automated; you also are rich when you are an speciallist WITH options, whe you have just 1 talent and just 1 corporation in need of those, no much power comes to it, she also could be a sort of a willing "prisoner", nobody "cares" about her because the corp knows… Read more »
mz2281694
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About how K was assigned: I think that some questions are not important enough to be answered, it may be orchestrated by the rebels or it was just luck, or many replicants have Anna's memories but just for K it all fell in the right place, maybe that's the point, the fact that you have certain memory doesn't mean that you'll act the same way is not that the "human" way, a peace of software will do the same thing with the same input, or maybe the point is irrelevant, I don't think that a 5min scene with the rebels… Read more »
A B
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Loved the movie, thought it was simply fantastic–and I had only watched BladeRunner Final Cut for the first time just before going to see 2049 (and I thought it was kinda boring and to sparse with the plot *gasp*). I think 2049 retroactively makes the first movie better! The relationship between K and Joi was just devastating and feels like the next big philosophical question now that this movie has tried to settle the human/replicant/who cares question. I do think though that Ford is a human, because it takes 2 to procreate and if he's a human then his part… Read more »
Patrick Sullivan
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Love this movie. My plot question though is: When K thinks he might be a real boy, why doesn't he check his eye for a serial number?

Michael John
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Best movie of the year. And my 6th favourite film of all time.

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