The Outsider tells the story of an American former G.I. who joins the yakuza (transnational organized crimesyndicate) during post-WWII Japan.
Directed by Martin Zandvliet; the key cast includes Jared Leto, Tadanobu Asano, Kippei Shîna…
I’m always ready for some slick onscreen badassery. Therefore, having seen this trailer, I’m now even more excited about the The Equalizer (2014) sequel because towards the end of Leto’s trailer, I was reminded of my favourite scene in The Equalizer. The one that involves a very swift move with a gun.
May this please be one of the better Netflix movies.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve, one of my favourite directors recently; starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Sylvia Hoeks, Blade Runner 2049is likely my favourite movie of 2017.Just like the 1982 film, the pace of the story and action started a tad on the slow side but it really just got better and better as time passed.
Set thirty years from 2019, this sequel focuses on a young blade runner’s discovery of a long-buried secret that leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard (Ford). This may sound like a simplistic synopsis but rest assured, the story is highly engaging.
The various things I like about Villeneuve’s movie include the way Gosling’s character and all the replicants moved and fought; their general physicality was so fun to watch. I also loved the costumes. Now, this part is going to sound odd but I definitely also really enjoyed how easily the tears fell out of the eyes of the characters that cried. Why on earth, you may wonder? Well, one of the reasons is that I dislike quite intensely when tearless ‘crying’ happens on film and in life. If your tear ducts are in good working order and you produce no tears as you ‘cry’, then you’re quite simply lying. Lying through your filthy un-moistened eyeballs! And no, dehydration is not an adequate excuse.
My issues with ‘bad crying’ aside, the acting is really quite brilliant. For example, Jared Leto’s part is a small one but my, oh my is it memorable and impactful. The main female replicant played by Hoeks is just fantastic! I really loved her! She had such brilliant physicality and I couldn’t help but see her as a representation of a strong ‘woman’ in charge. So much so that I pretty much felt empowered throughout, just by looking at her.
Goslings acting range has been questioned by some people who argue that he generally plays the same moody roles over and over again. The thought hadn’t really crossed my mind until I heard this. All I can say now is, Gosling is great in Blade Runner 2049. I bought every single second of his character’s emotional journey – to the point where by the end, I felt pretty badly for him.
Villeneuve managed to capture the same moodiness and well imagined dystopian aesthetic present in the first film, but of course using present day technology. I’m so happy that I didn’t see all the story twists and turns coming. There really isn’t much about this movie that I don’t like. Of course I must mention the stunning cinematography that’s synonymous with Villeneuve’s films.
The slowish start aside, watch it because it’s really rather good. Something tells me that I enjoyed the story even more simply because I’d only just watched the original for the first time the previous night.
The new highly anticipated Blade Runner 2049 movie is coming in October 2017. Directed by Denis Villeneuve; starring Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto and Harrison Ford, I’m quite sure that you’ve already seen the visual feast that is the films trailer. Still, it’s worth it to scroll on through the following beautiful images that showcase some of the gorgeous cinematography – and by the end, the trailer you shall find….
Directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas and Jared Leto, the sequel for Blade Runner (1982) is coming in 2017. In the new instalment, the year is 2049 – three decades after the events of the original film, there’s a new blade runner in town and after he unearths a long standing and potentially dangerous secret, he must seek out the original blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years…
Is it bad that a massive film enthusiast such as myself has never watched Blade Runner? Even worse perhaps, I actually thought it was an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. Whatever the answer, now that one of my favourite directors of recent years is attached to the movie along with Gosling, I know I really need to get firmly on board because I may actually be missing out in a major way.
There’s more evidence that the comic book film domination of Hollywood is continuing to go from strength to strength. Reason being, we have a trailer for DC Comics’ Justice League, a movie that we can all guess will have sequel upon sequel to follow should this one do well at the box office. With Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck as Batman and Jason Momoa playing Aquaman, even though I’m not the biggest fan of comic book movies by this point, I find myself a little curious…
I’m mostly interested because I want to see how Justice League will differ from Marvel Studios’ Avengers. As far as I can see, both films are about super heroes coming together to save humanity. I’d love to be pleasantly surprised by this movie’s execution.
As for my thoughts on the above teaser trailer, it didn’t have me slapping the wall with excitement and yelping with joy as I’m known to do when blessed with a thrilling tease of a trailer. Likely controversial, but I find this one just OK.
I’ll of course wait and see before daring to declare something along the lines of ‘Marvel does it better’.
Directed by Zack Snyder; Ezra Miller, Ray fisher, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jared Leto, J.K. Simmons and Jeremy Irons also star.