any Blade Runner fans here?

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  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,298MI6 Agent
    Firemass wrote:
    Usually I would expect the film's protagonist to discover something about himself or complete a character arc thru the course of some bigger conflict.

    In Blade Runner 2049 there seemed to be no real pressing situations facing this dystopian society. There was virtually no drama whatsoever other than Ryan Gosling trying to figure out if he is a human or a replicant.
    the larger situation facing society seems to be that replicants can now procreate. Jared Leto thinks this will somehow save his company a lot of bother, they will no longer have to expend labour and resources on a replicant assembly line. But... replicants spontaneously exploring their feelings for each other, having replicant intercourse, nine months of pregnancy, then 20 years of physical maturation would be much less efficient numbers wise than cranking out an assembly line product day in day out, regardless of saving a few pennies

    they all do seem to think this will somehow change the structure of society on earth, to human disadvantage

    I think the Leto character's obsessions may make a bit more sense (philosophically) if you compare with Scott's two new Alien films, which are more interested in the android lifeform than the alien. The opening sequence of the last Alien film could have just as easily been from Blade Runner as Alien.
    Firemass wrote:
    The concept of memory implants have already been pretty well discussed in Total Recall.
    are there any other examples of Philip K Dick concepts, perhaps from other books, snuck into this new film? I kept looking for versions of the Electric Sheep, or Mercerism, but didn't see either
    Firemass wrote:
    About the hologram...seriously what the hell was that about? Are they trying to make me believe that Ryan Gosling can't get a real date?
    This is a good point considering every other woman in the film hits on him in some way
    so he's got issues relating to his fellow replicants and can only get aroused by a hologram, who hasn't had that problem? as for the human police chief, she was his boss! maybe he felt he was being sexually harassed by a workplace superior and that made him uncomfortable
  • walther p99walther p99 NJPosts: 3,394MI6 Agent
    Added some new things to my Blade Runner 2049 collection:
    1. Hot Topic Blade Runner 2049 T-shirt
    2. The art and soul of Blade Runner 2049 book
    3. Limited 1st edition BR2049 score
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  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,856MI6 Agent
    edited July 2018
    Finally got the Johnnie Walker 2049 edition. It had been stuck in Bonvu since 2017 since they couldn't post it to me. I had to wait until my trip and mailed it to my US hotel!

    Kind of wish I bought one to drink and one to keep sealed! Anybody drank theirs?


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  • Westward_DriftWestward_Drift Posts: 2,490MI6 Agent
    Drink it. Use the bottle again as an infinity bottle. I'd use a generic synthetic cork in that case.
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,856MI6 Agent
    Yeah will refill with JW Black -{
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  • walther p99walther p99 NJPosts: 3,394MI6 Agent
    welshboy78 wrote:
    Finally got the Johnnie Walker 2049 edition. It had been stuck in Bonvu since 2017 since they couldn't post it to me. I had to wait until my trip and mailed it to my US hotel!

    Kind of wish I bought one to drink and one to keep sealed! Anybody drank theirs?


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    Glad you got it! I was lucky enough to get 4 bottles. I drank one last year and haven't opened any of the other 3 because I want to savor it and also I've been drinking other things. I was already a fan of JW black but this rendition is smoother and smokier. It's sad that its such a limited item because its a great whiskey and the bottle design is beautiful. Do you have the Blade Runner tumbler glass for when you do drink it?
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,856MI6 Agent
    Hi

    Cool - you got 4 bottles! How much was retail originally in the US?

    Its my 40th in September and my wife keeps nagging what to get me. Suggested the Cibi BR glasses so I will save the bottle until then :))

    Despite owning a load of diff bottles, I drink Black Label most the time since cheap here and save the others for better occasions
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  • walther p99walther p99 NJPosts: 3,394MI6 Agent
    welshboy78 wrote:
    Hi

    Cool - you got 4 bottles! How much was retail originally in the US?

    Its my 40th in September and my wife keeps nagging what to get me. Suggested the Cibi BR glasses so I will save the bottle until then :))

    Despite owning a load of diff bottles, I drink Black Label most the time since cheap here and save the others for better occasions
    I think they were around $75 when first released. Now of course the remaining bottles are fetching ridiculous prices. Definitely save it until you get the Cibi. It feels wrong to drink it out of any other glass :))
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