monkeybutter wrote: »
not sure what they see in Ferguson
MJohnston wrote: »
They probably see what a lot of other people saw when they watched the last couple of MI films or Doctor Sleep. An actor that they really liked!
Sad Professor wrote: »
I have complete faith in Villeneuve. My main concern is that this is an unqualified financial success so that they can make the second half as planned.
Tony EH wrote: »
Did 'Blade Runner 2049' take a pasting? I distinctly recall a very positive attitude toward it on average. Better than Ridley Scott's film. It didn't do stellar box office, sure, but frankly I never thought that it would. Some people seem to think that the original 'Blade Runner' is a massively beloved movie. But it is only amongst a very loyal, but relatively small, fanbase. In 1981, it got very mixed reviews and I'd wager that most average movies watchers thought and still think that it was/is a thoroughly boring slog and are completely in the dark as to it's popularity within a certain cohort and there was no reason to believe that 'Blade Runner 2049' was going to be any kind of draw for general moviegoers.
The thing is, 'Dune' is in the same boat. There is an extremely loyal fanbase, but I'd say that most average moviegoers won't have read the book or will be that familiar with the story and it could end up only doing so-so at the box office, like 'Blade Runner 2049'. Unfortunately that will lead to the planned 2nd part getting shelved indefinitely and we'll end up with a 'The Golden Compass' or 'Chronicles of Narnia' situation, where the studio just won't risk the money and everything is left unfinished.
A lot of folk might go into 'Dune' thinking it's 'Star Wars' and come away disappointed, because Herbert's story isn't anything like that. 'Dune' could start out well and then have one of those massive 2nd week drop off's that will kill it stone dead.
peteeeed wrote: »
ngunners wrote: »
Incendies is a great film for anyone who hasn’t seen it.
The history of military conflict in Afghanistan [has] been one of initial success, followed by long years of floundering and ultimate failure. We’re not going to repeat that mistake.
-- President George W. Bush, in a speech at the Virginia Military Institute.
peteeeed wrote: »
bnt wrote: »
I saw it and absolutely hated it, partly due to the totally predictable "twist". Hated the direction, with its over-reliance on one kind of shot: extreme close-up on a person's face while stuff happens in the out-of-focus background or out-of-frame. By the time DV made Blade Runner 2049, he had expanded his cinematic vocabulary by a few more shots. :rolleyes:
Dune has officially been Rated PG-13 for “sequences of strong violence, disturbing images and suggestive material”.
run time 2hr 35 mins
Just hook it up to my veins.
(This may be mostly a test post in the new boards system.)
The weird ring kinda feels Giger'esque, or maybe that's just me. Wonder will they steer the aesthetic again into something so definitively "evil" for the Harkonnen.
Just a couple of the new character posters unveiled today;
imax theatres in the states are showing the first 10 mins of the movie and the full trailer this thurs & friday