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I watched Blade Runner again recently…and it’s still just meh. I don’t get why everyone loves it so much.

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TV’s Frink said:

I watched Blade Runner again recently…and it’s still just meh. I don’t get why everyone loves it so much.

I still think you should have had Obi Wan fall through a Blade Runner cityscape shot. Coruscant in AOTC stole a lot from BR.

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Where were you in '77?

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TV’s Frink said:

I watched Blade Runner again recently…and it’s still just meh. I don’t get why everyone loves it so much.

It’s a movie that grew on me with each viewing. I didn’t like it much the first couple times, but now it’s one of my all time favorites.

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I’ll take your word for it, because I’ve now watched it twice in about a 10 year span and I would assume the only thing that will get me to do it a third time is for Blade Runner 2087.

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I think it helps to live with it for a long time and revisit it often. It’s really the one film that demands rewatches more than any other.
It also helps to read Dick’s wonderful original novel which is more of a parallel book like Clarke’s 2001 novel.

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A TMBTM fan edit double feature for us tonight!

First was "Alien-ATE" which was a mercifully brisk retelling of Alien Resurrection. I’ve got to say it’s the best version of that rubbishy film I’ve seen. I loved the seamless use of footage from AVP and the rejigged finale was perfect. Light years better than any official version.

Then came "Kong" a mercifully brisk retelling of, erm, Kong. I’ve always liked the spirit of the original but it’s always felt a bit too self indulgent and overdone to me. In this version we’ve left New York in the first 9 minutes and are exploring the island by the 20 minute mark. Pared down to have just enough of everything good this was a much more comfortable version to watch. The only major problem I had was that several members of the supporting cast just disappeared with no explanation.

A great double bill from a great fan editor.

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Jackson Kong sounds like a '70’s Kung Fu/exploitation film. Or a porn star name. 😉

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THOR: RAGNAROK

Saw this on Friday. Loved it. Only two nitpicks is the sound should’ve been turned up more and a slight bit longer running time.

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TV’s Frink said:

I watched Blade Runner again recently…and it’s still just meh. I don’t get why everyone loves it so much.

Please tell me you at least enjoyed the soundtrack…!

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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TV’s Frink said:

There was music?

Ah, you’re killing me. I’ve been listening to the Blade Runner soundtrack at least three times a week for the past month or so.

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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I like the visuals and soundtrack of Bladerunner quite a bit, but I just can’t get passed how boring it is.

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Yeah, I love the atmosphere and pretty much everything that you mentioned, but I just can’t get past how boring it is to me.

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Someone created a massive Blade Runner map for Unreal Tournament 2004 some years back and it’s like running around in the movie. The level of detail is still impressive today. It seriously overtaxed my old PC at the time. I still find little hidden things I’ve never noticed before. And flying around in a police Spinner is fun.
https://youtu.be/PhjWk0RkScs

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I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore (2017)

Any movie that features Elijah Wood throwing ninja stars like a dork is a win in my book.

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Metropolis (1927) (Whichever restoration was available on Netflix)

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“Reeker” (2005)

A neat little slasher mystery tinged with humour that had me confused throughout until the final few minutes made sense of it all and instantly made me want to go back and rewatch it. A low budget means visual effects are used sparingly and the atmosphere benefits from it - but what we do get is a great blend of practical and CG.

Great cast of vaguely familiar actors and you also get Michael Ironside too (bless his heart, even when he’s smiling and playing a good guy he’s still terrifying!)

I had a look and there’s some sequels to this. I shall not be partaking though, this is perfect as it is and there’s no need to do anything more with this story.

Does exactly what it’s supposed to and does it well. I give it 4 half-a-trucker’s out of 5.

From the end credits:

“Filmed, against all odds, in the rapidly decaying movie making capital of the world. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.”

“If you’re a film reviewer and you’re uninspired enough to use the phrase ‘this movie stinks’ or any other lame pun/riff on the title - ha ha ha.”