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Film & TV / Re: Blade Runner 2
« on: 07 October, 2017, 05:58:59 PM »
Just saw it last night.
I thought it was very pretty- some great ideas-and interesting world-building, and I'm fond of a slow, slow pace but nonethess I was really bothered by a couple of elements. I saw it alone, and none of my friends have seen it yet so I hope nobody minds me turning up here out of the blue to rant. I have three nit-picky-niggles and one major point.

1 The Tyrell-replacement villain was just awful. What was he doing with his face and his voice and his eyes and his body- and why didn't they re-shoot all of his scenes with a different actor after they saw what they looked like on film? (I wasn't impressed)

2 Harrison Ford is gone a bit ould to be swingin' digs at people; one or two old-man uppercuts would be tolerable, but the 'action hero' punchy-punch stuff in this seemed a bit much, for my tastes.It reminded me of crystal skull.
I do not cherish the memory of crystal skull.

3 They made Deckard/ Rachel's romance so central to the big story.
 I say 'Nay' .
 'Nay' I say!
 For- when you cast your mind back, Deckard and Rachel weren't exactly the 'love-at-first-sight' star-crossed couple retroactively depicted in this story.
Is it just me or does the repeated audio of VK test seems to be regarded as the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet in this universe? That aint right I tellsya!  Think back!--
 Their one 'love scene' in the original fillum is spectacularly awkward, and, quite frankly, a bit 'rapey' (which makes a kind of sense if you're of the belief that Deckard himself is a recently-created emotionally-underdeveloped machine- a notion completely dispensed with by this story btw- which means now it's just 'rapey' again).
I reckon this is important because; In the original film Deckard and Rachel just seemed like small, emotionally stunted, unimportant cogs in a vastly bigger dystopic system; they were just small- fry that Gaff could, on a whim, afford to let go: But in this universe they are the parents of the 'star-child'* equivalent (*from 1983  V  miniseries on 'telly). This is a shift and I hate this. I really do.
 It grinds my personal gearbox because it really seems to me as if just because Blade Runner (from relatively humble beginnings) became an important film in history and culture,--then the characters in Blade Runner must correspondingly become unbelievably important characters in their universe, and I hate when that happens.
Am I alone in this or does anyone else also feel that by turning the VK test into foreplay and then making Mr and Mrs Deckard's resulting offspring the possible progenitor of a new species this script has done something over-blown and bombastic and unnecessary and contrary to the atmosphere and themes created first-time 'round?. (and that that's a real pity because otherwise it's really quite good)

4 Also there's maybe three too many scenes illuminated by light reflected off water. It's cool but it's overdone

My favourite 'step two' of the founding stone that is 'Dredd' would involve something wonderful and unexpected that confounds all of our expectations-- in the same way the original film did---. let's be honest: it was perfect: Garland's writing was perfect, Urban's portrayal was perfect, and anything that would've made it more 'sequelable' or 'box-office-successfullable' (not a real word, but bear with me) would've undermined the triumphal tribute tro the character and comic that it is our movie ... i've watched about twenty times now, so I guess that makes me no longer objective, but, anyhoo, that's what I reckon.

Rico is rich with potential because he's the nearest to an 'origin story' that Dredd ever had, (originally)... but I love the idea of a 'Wood Harris comeback'; we know his mind has been invaded (to the extent that he CGI pissed himself), we know he's lost an arm: what if he gets an altered, more mood-controllable mind? maybe with a dial?... and a big false arm with a hook on it?... and some redneck/deliverance-type in-bred relatives....?

Ackshally ,maybe, no: that's a crap idea.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 21 May, 2013, 12:01:40 PM »
 El Pops and M.I.K. : both those web-comics explain the mods possible reasons* for locking the original 'ware' thread, but what has me all bum-hurt is that these were not the reasons given in the subsequent 'ware' thread, and the subsequent 'ware' thread was locked; not immediately because of it's name, not subsequently because of the unwanted imagery on it, but only when I questioned the stated explanation, for removing that imagery.

Look, perhaps it is hyperbole to describe that sort (or any sort) of 'mod'eration as censorship, and perhaps the second thread was locked for other reasons than my unanswered question popping up at the end (still felt the bum-hurt mind you).

 For the record, I'm not a fan of 'cheesecake' in my comics either, but I just don't think blanket-bans and imagery suppression are the best way of helping people see what's wrong with it. I've never run an internet forum, so I guess that those who do it here are choosing what is, for them, the best way of stamping out this attitude and aesthetic they don't agree with.

I wish 'em luck with it.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 20 May, 2013, 07:45:24 PM »
I dont like censorship.

Amazed that some people seem to be puzzled as to why that thread was closed, or worse, seem to think that it represented comic fans in some way...

Total Film have a list of political comic book movies on theri website at the moment. Dredd is in there. The blurb says:
How It’s Political: In this day and age, that there’s equality in the portrayal of male and female characters in this film shouldn't be exceptional. But it is.

Neither heroine Judge Anderson and villainess Ma-Ma are sexualised, weak, or over-emotional. They share equal screen time with the titular hero Judge Dredd, their wardrobes are genderless, and they actually have personalities. They are simply excellent characters who happen to be women.

If you think that fits in with the sentiments of that thread then fine. I do not.

All due respect Mr Clements,-I don't understand the point being made in this post.

Are you saying that all posts and threads should reflect Total Film's commendation of Alex Garland's screenplay?

If so, why?

Your rules is your rules, and so by all means ban/lock/delete by whomever for whatever but, if I understand you correctly*, then not falling in line with a comment on another site about a completely different thing, in a completely different medium, seems a bizarre criterion for censorship to me.

*and I probably dont.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 18 May, 2013, 11:17:39 PM »
Has died: damn the puritans to the seventh circle of hell. Utterly depressing.

EDIT: Bubba Zebill, sick-but-drawing: uplifting. Go Bubba!

« on: 18 May, 2013, 01:09:28 PM »
Quite right: I was being far too judgemental, I know.

« on: 18 May, 2013, 12:34:37 AM »
Okay. As I'm sure anybody involved with the staggeringly impressive Minty project will attest, making films is hard, making films is hard and time-consuming and doubly so for science fiction; even if you get to design everything yourself (which a 'fan-film' can't)  making a good film is not a matter of only acheiving the sort of things that can be hinted at in a trailer ( like competent costumes and good VFX) it is really,really very difficult. Mr Hollingdale deserves all the encouragement in the world if he's ever going to even finish this, but much as I want to encourage this project, I have to say I'm unimpressed by both the trailer and the general approach. Just me, and just my personal reaction, and Lord how I want to be proved wrong; but I don't either see a story, or anything that would indicate the ability to tell one.


from this trailer.

and Grud how I want to be proved wrong.

Off Topic / Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
« on: 06 May, 2013, 02:35:41 PM »
Cheers Shaolin! It is a lovely review, but unfortunately we're not getting the bums-on-seats and I honestly don't think I'll be able to afford to stage it again... a bit of 'Yoinks!'... 'Bah' going down at darnmarr central at the mo'

On the other thing, I've had those strangely lucky nights, as well as just the opposite, drinking and money-minding just do not go hand in hand.

Off Topic / Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
« on: 06 May, 2013, 12:31:39 PM »
Minty.  Life's so drokking fantastic because : Minty.

General / Re: Judge Minty (Judge Dredd fan film)
« on: 06 May, 2013, 07:06:29 AM »
Fantastic! Cracking piece of work, absolutely amazing!

Off Topic / Re: Moments of REAL LIFE JUSTICE
« on: 28 April, 2013, 07:51:17 PM »

Welcome to the board / Re: Hello from a new member
« on: 23 April, 2013, 12:11:10 PM »
Hello and welcome!

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