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I have watched blade runner 2 three times now, i still cannot make my mind up.

It is either stunning or somewhat bollocks, and three viewings later, i still cannot work out which one it is...

What do you all think of it?

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Have you read much Philip K. Dick?  Have you read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?  This is that rare thing, a film that warrants watching alongside reading the related book.  That in itself makes it special, I think.

If you haven't read it, give it a go, it's not a long story.  Then see what you think of Blade Runner 2049.

If you have read it, in the context of the book, what do you think of the film?

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Blade Runner is one of my favourite films. Do Androids Dream... is one of my favourite novels.

I've been weirdly avoiding this new film, even though I've had access to a copy for two weeks now!

Perhaps I'll watch it. If I get upset I'll let you know.

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Hi Simon,

Yes i have read the book, i have read all of Dick's books. When i was young 10-20 years old i read my way through all the sci-Fi i could get my hands on.

It was a golden age for writers, Dick, Heinlein, Bradbury, Blish and my most favourite writers, Niven and Purnelle. i loved the inconstant moon, ring world and mote in Gods eye books my favourites by those two. Footfall was a bit of a let down, and i really loved Inferno, their version of Dante's inferno.

I think the moon is a harsh mistress was outstanding.

As for the new blade runner film, i still am not sure if i love it or if it leaves me cold. I have still only watched three times, i have watched the first blade runner 50+ times, in all of its incarnations. Blade runner 2 does indeed have some breath taking moments in it, especially visually but at other points, in relation to the story, i felt it has a few 'REALLY' moments that seem to jar.