Blade Runner 2049 — Why Great Movies Fail | Anatomy Of A Failure

2017's Denis Villeneueve cyberpunk film Blade Runner 2049 is a remarkable experience... but still ended up flopping in the box office and losing a big bunch of money. We've been talking about bad and mediocre box office flops recently like John Carter and The Lone Ranger, but today let's look at the same topic from the other side of the fence -- why a great movie ended up losing money. It's not the biggest box office flop of all time but still. They have Villeneuve making Dune for Warner Bros now, so here's a few things to keep in mind for that.

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
This sequel to Ridley Scott's landmark 1982 science-fiction film picks up the story 30 years later, giving viewers another detailed look at a future in which humanity live in polluted, overcrowded cities and rely on androids known as "replicants" for slave labor. In 2049 Los Angeles, K (Ryan Gosling) works as a "blade runner," a specialized law-enforcement agent dedicated to tracking down and killing rogue replicants. But when he uncovers a shocking honest trailer blade runner 2049 everything wrong with blade runner 2049 cinemasins watch blade runner 2049 full movie online free 4k hd clip blade runner 2049 sequel ryan gosling anatomy of a failure dune highest grossing movies most expensive movies biggest movie flops rise of skywalker flop which movie lost most money movie lose money biggest movie loss finds out that love is a conspiracy involving the robot laborers, he searches for the one person who might have answers: a former blade runner named Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who vanished decades earlier. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario). Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto co-star.
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John Carter (2012)
Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic tale of interplanetary adventure arrives on the big screen in this sweeping sci-fi spectacle marking the live-action debut of Oscar-winning director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL-E). Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) was still haunted by the violence he witnessed on the battlefield when he inexplicably awoke on the distant planet of Barsoom (Mars). Upon learning that the inhabitants of Barsoom are bracing for a major conflict and that war appears inevitable, John The Lone Ranger — How to Build the Biggest Flop of All Time | Anatomy Of A Failure everything wrong with John Carter cinemasins honest trailer John Carter watch full movie free online hd 4k clip John Carter box office flop biggest box office flops of all time disney $200 million failure Johnny Depp amber heard taylor kitsch highest grossing movies most expensive movies biggest movie flops rise of skywalker flop which movie lost most money movie lose monty biggest movie loss finds out that love is a rare commodity on the Red Planet, and summons the courage to be the hero the Martians have been hoping for. Meanwhile, John falls under the spell of the enchanting Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins), who struggles to suppress her compassion in a society known for its warlike ways. Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, and Mark Strong co-star.
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The Lone Ranger (2013)
The Lone Ranger rides again with this big-budget Walt Disney Pictures production starring Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the famed gunman. The story centers on Tonto's recollection of the adventures that found lawman John Reid transformed into The Lone Ranger, legendary hero of the Old West. Gore Verbinski everything wrong with the Lone Ranger cinemasins honest trailer lone ranger watch full movie online free 4k hd clip lone ranger 2 biggest box office flops movie flop johnny depp amber heard directs from a script by Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott, and Terry Rossio.

100+ komentarze:

James Bell
James Bell:
Whoever let Denis Villenueve direct Dune after Blade Runner: 2049s box office bomb is absolutely insane and I love them
Triforcefilms
Triforcefilms:
"general audiences" is becoming a swear word lately. Breaks my heart when these far richer experiences don't make money, because it instantly has an effect. How many masterpieces has the tepid response of "general audiences" cost us...
thealexkirianov
thealexkirianov:
The truth is - Blade Runner 2049 is a $150 000 000 art house movie. The fact that it box officed $260 000 000 is miracle by itself.
Madooka Magooka
Madooka Magooka:
so basicaly, BlAdE rUnNeR 2049 iS tHe DaRkSoUlS oF mOvIeS
for real though im glad the movie didn't cater or try to pander to general audiences.
Rodrigo Augusto
Rodrigo Augusto:
The movie hinted that there were two children: one died in birth and the other was hidden. It leaves the impression that the agent could be this child. The same way the first movie hinted that deckard wasn't human. Is this movie we also saw the blind evil man suggesting that to deckard. I love this movie, and I watched twice in theaters (very rare situation for a 40yo father of two boys). I'm sad that the movie flopped, but I'm immensely happy that it exists.
ROCKET LEAGUE FX
ROCKET LEAGUE FX:
loved this movie so much, sad to see it flopping in the box office :(
Punished Snake
Punished Snake:
"The captains actions and death were completely for nothing". Just like most peoples. I know it's not "Hollywood" but I think it's great. It's real and bleak. Most people die suddenly and for no reason.
I also love the "not special" part. We all think we're special. We are all the heros of our own lives but we're just specks of dust in the cosmos.
Gabriel
Gabriel:
Blade Runner 2049 is literally on of the best films of the 21st century.
Drew L
Drew L:
Why did everyone expect 2049 to be some blockbuster hit? Blade Runner wasn't a hit. It was a slow burn, finally hitting a crescendo with the release of the final cut in 2007. Scott kept the ember smoldering for 15 years by that point. Blade Runner 2049 was a masterpiece movie that wasn't meant to be a conventional blockbuster.
ariana moore
ariana moore:
Blade Runner 2049 is a masterpiece. Fight me.
Irofte Fănică
Irofte Fănică:
"General audience" doesn't like, isn't used to, and isn't ready for movies like this and it doesn't matter. Not everyone needs to like everything.
Ali co
Ali co:
Most people love mindless entertainment and also We're in the age of short spanned attention so it's a given that a masterpiece like this one goes under appreciated.
khalil karabibene
khalil karabibene:
those things what makes this film a masterpiece, it's like they telling a story with these long shots. the only reson it flopped is the mass audience are not cinéphiles
Garage Party
Garage Party:
This movie does a "show don't tell" approach with it's storytelling, it uses bare minimum / vague dialogue with character interactions and lets the viewer put the pieces together aka it doesn't treat you like a child. I learnt in film school that films are like magic shows where you're constantly creating illusions with locations, lighting and editing to trick the audience into believing what is happening on screen is real, the most valuable thing my teacher told me was that "the audience is smart, don't treat them as tho they are dumb" don't spell everything out to them, they will put the pieces together and feel rewarded by doing so.
Außenseiter
Außenseiter:
"fixing' this film for mass audience would ruin it.
Michael Boal
Michael Boal:
Reminder that 2001: A Space Odyssey was commercially successful.
NAUTILUS Producciones
NAUTILUS Producciones:
This film is a masterpiece and no amount to "iT'S sLoW" in the comments will ever change my speed on that.
Rafal Perkowski
Rafal Perkowski:
there is also thing with that long ass exposure scenes: even in cut edits we can see how drastically enviroment and setting changes _ industrial, barren wastelands, garbage, wood filled rooms(!) i literally just soaked atmosphere and background was like some sort of character. But its me. I FUKKEN LOVED that movie, its long ass boring drag of investigation without fights and gunfights every minute _ it was noir and cyberpunkish and distopian af ride for me and i loved every goddam minute of that 2,44 hour long movie. And additional things on dvd released :D
Rob Scha Nay Nay
Rob Scha Nay Nay:
Everyone blows blue taco. Blade Runner 2049 was hands down the best movie of 2019.
Ewan Callister
Ewan Callister:
The movie failed commercially because the marketing didn’t sell to the audience what the movie even is, it just focused on the visuals & look of the movie not the story or characters which is a shame cause it should’ve & deserved to be a huge hit.
ssn0651
ssn0651:
Uh , Ryan Gosling - Display Emotion ? Ok .
Observer
Observer:
This is a masterpiece regardless you forget that cinema is a visual medium. That should be appreciated for what it is.
Probably Not my name
Probably Not my name:
2049 is one of the best films ive seen in years, its truly sublime and far surpasses the original. Ive watched it a number of times and loved it every time.
Xander Cameron
Xander Cameron:
BL2049 is similar to Neon Genesis Evangelion in that the protagonists aren't really "protagonists" in the sense that they aren't "good guys".
kisstharing
kisstharing:
The first Blade Runner didnt do well either iirc. Blade runner and BR2049 are both "deep sci fi" you have to buy into the world, characters, atmosphere and music of the movies. They are multi watch movies, if you only see them once you miss alot. Audiences today do not have the patience anymore to be slowly seduced by a movie, especially one that is abit hard to follow like BR
James Eskdale
James Eskdale:
I feel like the slow emotionless pace is an intentional reflection of K.
Ben
Ben:
This movie is a vibe a world an aesthetic. I love the long shots and the acting in the movie
Jim Matterhorn
Jim Matterhorn:
Blade Runner 2049 was a the biggest cinematic disappointment in history...If only there was a Hollywood do-over machine...This and Godfather III, of course.
ZSlayer01
ZSlayer01:
Calls the world “joyless” seconds after talking about Joy’s death
paxwallacejazz
paxwallacejazz:
The whole premise of the film is when does conciousness acquire ethical rights. A Soul requires being not action. I found the film very compelling.
David Brown
David Brown:
No, there's a difference between having a vision and one settling for mediocrity, we thank you, Denis.
Nicolas Cipolla
Nicolas Cipolla:
Conclusion: don't make high budget films just for hardcore fans.
gecodo
gecodo:
this type of movie is amazing, and they should make more of it. its just sad that people don't want to take in the environments shown in the movies anymore.
Juan Pablo
Juan Pablo:
It’s so sad that both Blade Runner and his sequel didn’t receive much attention in their time because they are amazing films that become classics years later
Lorioyama Emma-O
Lorioyama Emma-O:
That's what happens when you make a thoughtful movie for an average alienated audience.
ThincThru
ThincThru:
“Watching a movie at 50% speed”
Um excuse me have you seen 2001 a space odyssey
heliopyre
heliopyre:
Roger Deakins is a genius. the film is gorgeous.
Marcus Silveritis
Marcus Silveritis:
Best money I invested in buying a movie in 20 years is Blade Runner 2049
Lorenzo Giuliani
Lorenzo Giuliani:
so, the take away is: People sucks. Hollywood created the worst audience of all times in the past 30 years.
John Abramo
John Abramo:
I watched the original Blade Runner and liked it quite a bit. I honest to goodness can't remember whether I watched 2049 or not. Call me a normie, but this doesn't bode well for a great movie...
三線体験フランス・パリ
三線体験フランス・パリ:
So that's it? The audience is just too stupid to appreciate the movie?
So you're not going to talk about how the plot doesn't make much sense (for a twist to work, don't you need the situation to be believable in the first place)? How the antagonists are so lazily written they're embarrassing to listen to (those Jared Leto scenes, bloody hell!!)?
How the sound design is full of overused cliches? Is it too much asking of a "masterpiece"?

So sure, call it that if you want. But it's not setting the bar very high, is it now?
R Drake
R Drake:
I remember watching this film 6 times, each time with a different group of people just to spread the word of how great this movie was.
Dean Timson
Dean Timson:
I really liked this movie. Admittedly now I can't unsee the lengthy shots
Franz Fong
Franz Fong:
Honestly didn't notice the long shots, time really does fly when you're enjoying yourself.
Chrispy
Chrispy:
2049 is one of the greatest films of the 21st century so far
cd5sircoupe
cd5sircoupe:
I feel like I loved this movie for all of the reasons why it flopped with general audiences. The ambiance/atmosphere, slow burn, long shots, etc. I remember being legitimately bummed out over the end, and for the most part I cared about the characters both good and bad. I was stoked when Luv got what was coming to her, and pissed when Joi and then K met their ends. The movie's not perfect by any means, but I'll take this over something like TROS any day. That was a trainwreck of just fitting as many loose plot points into the runtime as they could without trying to make any sense of it.
madmaxmel
madmaxmel:
If you haven’t seen the first movie, the events and characters are hard to convey in this new one. I would argue that it is a much bigger problem than the length or slowness of a 2049 movie. Personally, I like 2049 a lot, and that’s also due to the connection to the 1982 film ... unfortunately, many of the younger generation of viewers haven’t seen the first one.
Neil Han
Neil Han:
As some one enjoys the movie, who cares what others think.
gutspraygore
gutspraygore:
I went to see this in the theater. I watched and enjoyed the whole thing, then as I was leaving, my Samsung watch informed me that I just had a really good 3 hour sleep.
I didn't realize my watch was a critic.
J Lynn
J Lynn:
Filmento: "it also fell victim..."

Me: "to one of the classic blunders"
abdohallah mohamed
abdohallah mohamed:
6:50 for me this scene was sad
I was like "stop it, you don't need to do this"
Airbagh Jensen
Airbagh Jensen:
I really tried to like it, but I really couldn't stand the cast and sadly it failed the capture the emotion and atmosphere from the first movie that I somewhat expected.
Derek R Watson
Derek R Watson:
Not even close, this movie completely sucked.
SaltyPony
SaltyPony:
It’s so sad that all the most positive points about the movie that I agreed with are negative ones for most other people
FragArena99
FragArena99:
blade runner : fartsniffng edition
Kai Pacifica
Kai Pacifica:
Blade Runner (1982) is one of my favorite movies of all time. I actually transcribed it and performed it with a drama troop in high school... but... although I enjoy many of Villenueve's films, IMO Blade Runner 2049 wasn't very good. Sure, it was anti - box office and an "independent film" on a grand scale, but the whole production felt weightless and plastic. Other than the first sequence (that was lifted from an early draft of the original film), nothing really "worked." I certainly was glad to know the Blade Runner universe hadn't become Marvel-ised, but that didn't make this film good. In my book an admirable attempt but still not good.
Pablo Alejandro Pérez Acosta
Pablo Alejandro Pérez Acosta:
2:44 Surprisingly enough, I went to see the movie with someone with less age than me. He fell asleep!. Despite of the financial failure, I still find this movie awesome.
Calin Gligore
Calin Gligore:
Slow? To me it felt like it went too fast over some scenes. Also I did not know it was almost 3 hours. Maybe this means I really enjoyed it.
궁예압
궁예압:
Alas, the story of a man who loses his waifu by attempting to find the meaning of his life.
Andrés Grimace
Andrés Grimace:
"General audience"
i mean. I do understand ppl wanting light experiences and just be entertained but, sometimes it's a good thing to take a slow time and do some thinking about something.
Quincy Gaming
Quincy Gaming:
This is one of the best movies I have ever seen
casanova419
casanova419:
Well when you have Ryan Gosling that his acting is like watching a prozac act and that's why the movie sucked.
Luv Dwivedi
Luv Dwivedi:
That's why I watch everything in 2x. 😉
Dr Unemployed
Dr Unemployed:
While leaving the cinema after seeing bladerunner 2049 I came to the depressing conclusion of “well they’ll never let someone spend $150 million to make a movie like this ever again”
Josh W
Josh W:
I love this film, one of my favourites. But this vid was really interesting and the points you made about there being little tension/drama happening is something I’d never really noticed. I do wonder in that case why you think this film works the way it does without it?
Javier
Javier:
It's interesting how the market is slowly moving towards good films, regardless they earn money or not. Hollywood, as Scorcesse said when he referred to Marvel, it's becoming a theme park.
Geordie Atom
Geordie Atom:
Blade Runner 2049 is an absolute masterpiece of film making especially when you deep dive into it.
Andre P
Andre P:
It’s a masterpiece, and in time the studio will make its money back and more.

Changing it is like saying you should add colour to the Mona Lisa so more people can appreciate it...
Helter Skelter
Helter Skelter:
Ryan Gosling deserves credit for his role choices, he has starred in quiet a few amazing films
Clark piggott
Clark piggott:
A masterpiece. Simple. A frame by frame masterpiece. The last 30min are just perfect. Roger Deakins most insane looking film. Bring on Dune
Fairy fuck
Fairy fuck:
I wish it would have ended like the first one, with a sense of urgency, and like immediate sequel should be made.
Beaven Jnr
Beaven Jnr:
just watched it and i loved every second.the atmosphere was intense.
Mark Arandjus
Mark Arandjus:
This film is an instant classic, it's going to be recommended to people decades to come, some worship this film, in the long run it will be very profitable.
As they say in my country: even slowly you can go far.
N0MAK
N0MAK:
One of the most underrated movies I've ever seen.
Murilo Amadeu
Murilo Amadeu:
Me watching the video: ...
Edit of spiderman getting hit in Infinity War: *Bonk* "Oof"
Me: :)
Shelby A
Shelby A:
I’m definitely a biased blade runner fan girl but I loved K’s death because it was reference to Cowboy Bebop
Anthony Parry
Anthony Parry:
The general public are dunder heads and don't really go in for brilliant, beautiful masterpieces like Blade Runner.
darwincity
darwincity:
Odd, this is my feeling regarding "Attack the Block".
Landon Starr
Landon Starr:
Seeing Blade Runner 2049 and failure in the same sentence hurts me deeply
Mouse GrayEagle
Mouse GrayEagle:
Im pretty certain anyone who is heavy into Fallout or Metro will like this movie just fine, even if they haven't seen the original.
Scott Mune
Scott Mune:
Movies like this are the reason I love movies. To portray the magic of cinema as an art form. Hollywood has bombarded us so much garbage (example; superhero movies). to me those that are mind numbing. Its sad that this is where we're at.
Third Herd
Third Herd:
The "Box Office" robot, sheeplike mindset has never swayed me from seeing a great film. Because it's a financial flop doesn't mean it's not quality cinema art. The Watchmen, Serenity, 47 Ronin, etc were all great films that didn't make bank at the Box Office
Luke VanMol
Luke VanMol:
4:43 Thank you so much for this explanation. I recently edited a short film where I was trying to convince the director that a 60 second long shot of a dude walking through snow was boring and he kept dismissing my criticisms, blaming it on my generation being impatient with cuts. Now I have a better counter-argument: the real issue was not that it was slow, but that there was no conflict in the slowness.

I wondered for years why I enjoyed The Revenant massively more than Blade Runner 2049 when they both have a slow pace and thin plot.
CapnTates
CapnTates:
I actually liked the lower speed of the film. In a world where every other movie flashes whatever it got in the least amount of time possible, being able to breathe was a welcome feature of the film.
Adam Brady
Adam Brady:
Should have left the first movie alone
István Juhász
István Juhász:
I wish I could watch this awesome movie again in the cinemas, I loved this movie ...
The EU Prisoner
The EU Prisoner:
Intelligent lovers of sci-fi on the whole want to indulged in the world they are watching, that means a long film. 2001, 2010, Both Blade Runners, Interstellar , Dune and the remake (probably) all do that. It's escapism as most of us know we will never experience things we see on screen.
B. Wills
B. Wills:
This film is absolutely awesome!
Suburban Fortress
Suburban Fortress:
Give credit to the outstanding Roger Deakin with the amazing and beautiful cinematography
V
V:
Dude, pleased, do the super overrated “Portrait of a lady on fire”. I almost died of boredom.
Mr Ultima
Mr Ultima:
15:27

This movie is great because they had balls enough to reference the Rainbow Dash Jar.
Sebastian Lund Nielsen
Sebastian Lund Nielsen:
This, in the IMAX cinema, was the best feature film experience I've ever had.
Beregorn88
Beregorn88:
The title of the video should have been "why we can't no longer have nice thing"
Alex A. English
Alex A. English:
Tbh, I actually like the Twist where it's revealed K isn't Deckard's kid. "The main characters being related to each other" reveal has kinda been done to death lately.
J. P.
J. P.:
Blade Runner was a great movie that flopped at the box office. Blade Runner 2049 was a bad movie that flopped at the box office.
therealb1zzness
therealb1zzness:
I'm definitely the target audience for this movie. I loved the original and I like 'slow' movies that are well crafted and thoughtful. Still, I found this movie to be solidly 'meh'...which is better than being bad, since it's so forgettable that it doesn't pollute the memory of the original in my mind. It's solidly mediocre for many reasons - poor casting, silly 'Hollywood' moments towards the end, and lack of emotional impact being major problems. There is no analogue to Roy Batty to give it said emotional impact, the themes were not particularly novel by 2017, the visuals are not memorable, the music is not memorable, etc... I'm worried for Dune, I expect it to be disappointing too but am very much hoping that it will be amazing.
B.E.Z
B.E.Z:
This has so many theme and characters parallels with the last of us part 2
Spanky Harland
Spanky Harland:
it is a great movie, nice visually- however, it will be popular 10-15 years from now.
Andrew Renner
Andrew Renner:
I hate that this movie “failed.” This movie is a masterpiece and I would have loved to see a 3rd installment.
Alorand
Alorand:
Crazy theory: The slow pacing was intentional. They knew that more and more people watch stuff in 2x speed.