The Real Reason Blade Runner 2049 Flopped At The Box Office


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  • Looper
    Looper  11 months ago +287

    How did you feel about Blade Runner 2049?

    • frshtlldth freshtilldeath
      frshtlldth freshtilldeath 8 days ago


    • Andrew Phipps Phillips
      Andrew Phipps Phillips 13 days ago

      Wonderful-had me immersed from the green eye / gravestones onwards.

    • russell5078084
      russell5078084 16 days ago

      The answer is simple. Just like the original the story sucked and was depressing.

    • hog n dab
      hog n dab Month ago

      5th fav movie of all time

    • sanzar
      sanzar Month ago

      Absolute masterpiece. In a way I’m glad it flopped and they didn’t follow this video’s advice of dumbing it down, shortening it and making the plot like some vacuous comic book film just so they could appeal to the lowest common denominator

  • Captain Spire
    Captain Spire 8 hours ago

    The movie felt like winning The Price is Right Cliffhangers Game without any prize at the end.

  • maxwelld23
    maxwelld23 9 hours ago

    It's a shame cause this movie was so good , people are seriously missing out on a sure to be classic.

  • Lost in Space
    Lost in Space 21 hour ago

    It flopped at the box office because is was a lousy, boring film. The fact that it was also over-hyped by pretentious and condescending (to moviegoers) critics, didn't help it either.

  • Krab krust tv2
    Krab krust tv2 Day ago

    The next sequel is gonna come out in 2049.

  • Ian Johnson
    Ian Johnson 5 days ago

    As powerful and thought provoking movie as I can recall however it's mass market appeal was bound to suffer on that basis. People just want to be entertained without having to think about it. BR2049 was tricky to follow at times and dealt with some relatively complex topics. Most would been happier with a mindless shooter movie.

  • John Bremner
    John Bremner 5 days ago

    Once Ryan Gosling was cast it was doomed.

  • FirstMusic00
    FirstMusic00 6 days ago

    Really enjoyed this film. Thought it was spot on

  • infinity
    infinity 6 days ago

    BLADERUNNER is one of the best films

  • vide0gameCaster
    vide0gameCaster 7 days ago

    Why all the dislikes?
    This video is only stating objective facts :/

  • frshtlldth freshtilldeath

    But for dumb people

  • Hossak 2014
    Hossak 2014 8 days ago

    There was no real hope in the film. The orphan factory was as laughable as if they put Oliver Twist in the middle of it. Real crap writing with a lot of clunky plot devices.

  • Bubweenie 2018
    Bubweenie 2018 9 days ago

    You can't remake The Wizard of Oz. There's your answer.

  • Vanessa Wright
    Vanessa Wright 10 days ago

    The problem is the audience, not the film.

  • Sarkast
    Sarkast 12 days ago

    At 0:23 say: Let's have a look at what went wrong with Blade runner 2049. The video should have ended right there because there is nothing wrong.
    The movie was just perfect. But the Marvel/DC short attention span youngster couldn't fathom the of the movie because no super hero or alien invasion happened within the first 40 minutes. I salute Denis Villeneuve for not giving a fuck and staying true to his vision. I would have hated a Marvel like box office hit version of Blade Runner.

  • Evan Bench
    Evan Bench 12 days ago

    disagree with these points... it didn't do well because the screenplay was poorly written and Harrison Ford's performance was lame.

  • Betito117
    Betito117 13 days ago

    Well I guess I’ll just wait 25 years for the next bladerunner

  • Mark Wrench
    Mark Wrench 16 days ago

    It didn’t do as well as other movies because it requires actual intelligence and an understanding of concepts that were presented in the original movie. Saved you a click

  • IggyDoesStuff
    IggyDoesStuff 16 days ago

    They didn’t sell out to the audience thats why, true fans loved this. A movie for the fans, just like how the Dredd reboot flopped but it was for the fans.

  • Jakub Pączek
    Jakub Pączek 21 day ago

    So now we see who is preventing the production of good movies... society.

  • renewer
    renewer 22 days ago

    35 years later, not 25, right?

  • Jose Pelaez
    Jose Pelaez 22 days ago

    It's too long

  • Ben Brigham
    Ben Brigham 25 days ago

    This review is ludicrous, taking financial success as the sole watermark for overall success, and using one criterium to explain/legitimize six others. (eg (para): "The original did not appeal to the casual viewer, so the sequel confused the casual viewer, and was therefore too long for the casual viewer to enjoy, so the theaters couldn't run the movie frequently enough for the casual viewer, etc, etc.") This was not a movie for the casual viewer. And to make that point I credit another commenter's point that the casual viewers all went to see E.T. instead, and it was a dumb shit movie.

  • Auriël
    Auriël Month ago

    This movie is brillant. I don't care if it was a Flop. Today the audience is brainwashed with Blockbluster like the MCU and the New Star Wars. With stupid Joke, Easter Eggs, big explosion, Pew Pew Pew.
    Blade Runner 2049 is a masterpiece in all this garbage. Even it can't be as good as Blade Runner. It's still awesome. A Good Noir Cyberpunk. With existential question. I go to the theater for watching movie like this.

  • Let Go
    Let Go Month ago

    Movie was a masterpiece in cinema. It was so well shot.

  • Poop Dinkleberg
    Poop Dinkleberg Month ago

    One of the most beautiful movies I've ever had the pleasure of watching! I love it, just as I do the original!

  • Me yea me
    Me yea me Month ago

    Studios! If you see this please make more at the same quality of 2049 and I'll continue to buy tickets/bluray and spread the word about this movie and any future ones. One of my all time favorite movies now.

  • djlowtek
    djlowtek Month ago

    Movie was INCREDIBLE. Absolute top 5 for me. Fantastic.

  • Jack Sparrow
    Jack Sparrow Month ago

    What's the background music name?

  • ZCorp Alpha
    ZCorp Alpha Month ago +1

    " Keep your TVclip video to yourself sir, BladeRunner 2049 works for me, privately, in my own home, beautiful sound system, I enjoy what " I " enjoy. Not what people tell me to enjoy. Peace 🍃 "

  • tim mccullough
    tim mccullough Month ago

    A very annoying analysis, with an extremely arrogant voice and attitude. Both films were and are brilliant in their own way. Hollywood spoon feeds meaningless literal slop to people like they are overweight babies who can’t think for themselves. Blade Runner 2049 thank God was beautifully paced and visually stunning. Great memories.

  • ahtiandr
    ahtiandr Month ago

    its awesome movie and one of my favorite but probably too complicated for common folk.

  • Steve Yochim
    Steve Yochim Month ago

    Wow... A sequel nobody asked for for a 30 year old box office disappointment didn't do well.... Who's have think it?

  • adrian jubb
    adrian jubb Month ago

    It was slow and boring.

  • Charles Silva
    Charles Silva Month ago

    None of those are real problems with the film, witch is almost perfetct. People nowadays are dumber than ever and don't like to think anymore.

  • Ben McDonald
    Ben McDonald Month ago

    I'd say 1 of the biggest, if not the biggest factor of why it bombed is that it's a sequel to a cult classic, the original Blade Runner wasn't a huge hit with the general audiences either but overtime grew a cult following, and it's pretty reasonable to assume that that cult following consists of us hardcore movie fans (Even though I myself don't care for it) I'm pretty sure the majority of the general moviegoing public aren't part of that following that loves the original Blade Runner and thus didn't care about going to see this movie, so honestly expecting a gigantic box office success for a sequel like this was kind of ludicrous

  • Kiz Torres
    Kiz Torres Month ago

    I watched it three times in 24 hours...a cinematic masterpiece.

  • Roy Szweda
    Roy Szweda Month ago

    The first stab at a BRD issue aint much cop neither.... was so disappointed with this film. That and Alien Cov....

  • Maracachucho
    Maracachucho Month ago

    This movie didn't flop, the movie industry flopped. How can they be so good at selling garbage and yet lose money from this masterpiece? There is no excuse!

  • Duath
    Duath Month ago

    You're wrong or partially wrong on each and every point you were trying to make.

  • Kevin Thomas
    Kevin Thomas Month ago

    I personally enjoyed this version of Blade Runner although personally I could have done without the nudity as I felt it was a necessary but other than that I would say that I did enjoy it as a moviegoer.

  • bob curran
    bob curran Month ago

    I really like Blade Runner 2049. I like all the aspects -CGI,acting,storyline etc., I believe the referring to the first Blade Runner really helped the movie also. I have the bluray version at home with all the extra's and it's really good also. I have to rate it-length and all- at 8.5.

  • Maafa 1619
    Maafa 1619 Month ago

    Millennials are too stupid for Blade Runner. Mindless pablum, like Thor Ragnarok, is all they are capable of comprehending.

  • artman33167
    artman33167 Month ago

    imo one of the best films of the new Millennium. Visually stunning beyond words BUT takes its time with the images instead of throwing them at you at 1,000 miles an hour. Script, performances, cinematography, editing, and especially the score are all as top shelf as it gets. A worthy follow up to the legendary original.

  • ltkirov
    ltkirov Month ago

    how did people find this movie good it was pure trash with dragged out scenes of them staring at eachother I never been so bored to tears watching a movie it left so many unanswered questions too jesus christ what was all the hype about? what a shit movie!

  • Darryl W
    Darryl W Month ago

    This movie was not a flop...this was a great movie that was well received ..this was in fact a perfect sequel

  • Snagabott
    Snagabott Month ago

    I should probably add that it's not exactly happy stuff. Movies are escapism for most people (maybe due to audiences trained to lower expectations), and preaching (yet again) how the future will be a hellish wasteland run by the corrupt and evil (with the implication that we are deserving of such a fate) probably turned some audiences off.

  • Snagabott
    Snagabott Month ago

    I _never_ look at how long the movie is. I look at when it starts, not when it ends.

    Also: please - PLEASE - don't cut your story shorter than it should be. Films like "Solo: A Star Wars Story" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" might have good elements, but the storytelling becomes too frantic.
    And let's not even begin with what happened to Suicide Squad in the editing room.
    If you need to cut down the movie, do it as early as possible. Having story elements rest on story elements that then needs to be cut or shortened will degrade the movie experience so much more than having the thing go on for another 20 minutes.

  • Andro Libre
    Andro Libre Month ago

    No real Sean Young in the movie

  • rocknrollkid90
    rocknrollkid90 Month ago

    Stick to the “Final Cut” of the 1982 film.

  • Richard Jones
    Richard Jones Month ago

    While the original Blade Runner is my favorite file I hated this remake. It was boring, predictable and the visual quality was awful, just endless dull tones. The dialogue and story were just dreadful. I managed to watch it to the end but hated it intensely for around two hours. In the first hour I was hoping it would get better..

  • Kon Shav
    Kon Shav Month ago

    This movie is amazing. People are stupid. This review is foolish.

  • Agustin Morales3
    Agustin Morales3 Month ago

    This is a cult movie. It will stay with us until the moment we die.

  • Wal 74
    Wal 74 Month ago

    Sorry: your average 15 yo...

  • Wal 74
    Wal 74 Month ago

    Wonderful movie. Its only big issue, it seems realized for those who really LOVE the 1982 movie. And not for your average 25 year old viewer. So, unjustly, a flop in theaters. But time will be kind with BR 2049...

  • Nate
    Nate Month ago

    I saw that shit 3 fucking times in HD

  • anthony scully
    anthony scully Month ago

    i thought that it was a good film. but there are too many references to the first film. even the music is similar to the original

  • axnyslie
    axnyslie Month ago

    It's too smart for comic book dolts.

  • Fabien H
    Fabien H Month ago

    It probably failed at the boxes for the same reason as its predecessor did: lame comments by the popular film critics that kept a lot of people home. We should really get rid of cinema critics actually: they just express an opinion. And opinions are like a..holes, everybody has got one (proving that by writing here ;-)). Theirs is not a bit better or more valid than yours, so check for yourself in any case and just ignore them. Fact is we're missing a lot of good movies in the halls listening to those guys even remotely.
    Cinema is travelling: it's easier with, but so much more interesting and surprising without a GPS. Just try it!
    As for Blade Runner, those movies are like David Lynch's movies: they take you away for several hours to drop you dazed & confused on the pavement afterwards. Not many directors can do that actually. The plots are mysterious, philosophical or just vague and confusing, but those movies are so well crafted that it's a blessing they exist.
    With a preference to the first Blade (Rutger Hauers are rare in the business) the second one has a great mood too. It was hard to do better, but it was also a performance to make a decent follower and that succeeded. I guess it will become another "cult" classic...way too late. It's a sign of the Big Ones however ;-)

  • Christopher Schott
    Christopher Schott Month ago

    Most people don't want to see nude women prance around. And the deep. Dark subject matter.
    I really enjoyed this's amazing... But it's not for everyone .. The subject matter's not run time ...or anything ... If it wasn't popular ...

  • Titantron9000
    Titantron9000 Month ago

    This is why we can't have nice things. Mindless Marvel Movies (MMM) (c) kill it at the box office while true works of art like this die.

  • Rudeboy CastronoVa.77

    It's official....looper is officially a flop of a channel! Did anyone from looper even watch the movie? No? Didnt think so. They just looked some numbers opening week and judged the whole movie (which was a master piece I might add) as far as feeling like you were in the same time frame as the original. (And we see what you thought of that one.) Hats off to everyone involved in this movie. The visuals, music & effects, and the story were great!! an excellent continuation of one of my favorite sci-fi movies.... don't listen to "p"ooper !

  • Rudeboy CastronoVa.77

    Forget "new viewers" this film was for the people who recognize it for what it was...a great sequel!!!

  • spacemanvw
    spacemanvw Month ago +1

    Bladerunner 2049 has earned way over 250 mill. And cost was 150. Its not a blockbuster. But its not a flop. Moron

  • JB Official Account

    Blade Runner 2049 is a Masterpiece

  • BuddyPal DudeGuy
    BuddyPal DudeGuy Month ago

    bladerunner 2 stunk bad, crap story and characters. I don't think the people behind the film understood what made the original such a remarkable film. i'm just going to pretend a sequel never happened

  • David Daring
    David Daring Month ago

    I found the new movie quite boring, and the story (what there was of it) was nonsense.

  • bobby harvill
    bobby harvill Month ago

    It was a solid movie. It's just getting hard to afford the movies,or justify going. It will be running for free on your tv a month after it is at the cinema. I blame ten dollar cokes and twenty dollar boxes of popcorn for most of the movie failures.

  • VulKus
    VulKus Month ago

    The box office can fuck off. This is one of the best pieces of filmmaking since the original.

  • Othy
    Othy Month ago

    Sounds more like excuses than reasons.

  • Wolfgang Buck
    Wolfgang Buck Month ago

    Not enough explosions or nudity, but I love the movie. Long and slow.

  • VoyageOne1
    VoyageOne1 Month ago

    Blame the bad marketing for it's poor theatrical performance - the run time argument is bunk. If the film was that bad I wouldn't have seen it four times in the cinema - it's very much a thinking person's film. The slow, bleak pace takes some re-adjusting but I left the cinema each time with a feeling I'd witnessed something that is going to be analysed and picked apart for years. A cult classic.

  • Bob Smart
    Bob Smart Month ago

    The film itself is as dark if not darker than the original its all about commerce not people in both films no human factor ? No trees no animals could be the final days of the human race ?yes blade runner 3would be something interesting to look at .

  • Vimal Prabhakar
    Vimal Prabhakar Month ago

    Garbage.totally waste of time.

  • Vimal Prabhakar
    Vimal Prabhakar Month ago

    Garbage movie..

  • Mar.K
    Mar.K 2 months ago

    This movie was so disappointing.. It brought so many beautiful emotions and sounds with a unique kind of vibe to it leading the audience to a mystery about reality but the plot turned out to be simple and boring.. I am a true lover of sci-fi movies (especially AI) and i wanted this film to be the ultimate masterpiece as i was watching.. it was a shame and a waste of time.

  • BFA 94
    BFA 94 2 months ago +1

    Most people with their little brains didn't saw the beauty of this masterpiece.

  • Kby Kby
    Kby Kby 2 months ago

    This film is incredible, the message about how in life we always want to be the main character and that’s why we believe, still fight and live on and also how us humans fighting for the right cause is the “most human” thing we can do. There are more I know but the film is something we need including the incredible neon world we are immersed in. People just now days can’t watch through the Long movie to fully understand the message and beauty of the film.

  • Angela Dorau
    Angela Dorau 2 months ago

    Blade Runner was always one of my favourite movies. I liked BR2049 more than the original. Denis Villeneuve is a genius.

  • Roger Fredriksson
    Roger Fredriksson 2 months ago

    I have , somewhat , an understanding for the investors , wanting to make money. BUT ....... i’m also happy that everynow and then a movie like this is made. Not one of the run-of-the-mill summer blockbuster movies.

  • Valen Sinn
    Valen Sinn 2 months ago

    The non sequel...a pile of shit...worse than the last could have use a set up film to make it a trilogy.... Deckard is no a replicant....that was a mistake!!!!!

  • Troy Spencer
    Troy Spencer 2 months ago

    It is quite simple. This movie was as dull as dishwater. KInda an Emperors new clothes thing. People want to seem intellectual and deep, so claim it is a masterpiece, but if they were being honest with themselves they too will admit that this movie was boring. And the 7 hour runtime (wait, it was only three hours? Wow it seemed like 7)

  • L
    L 2 months ago

    Because it’s way too smart for mainstream audience who don’t appreciate art

  • ForeverBlueKnight
    ForeverBlueKnight 2 months ago +1

    Cause it sucks! I love the first one.

  • Simon Brooks
    Simon Brooks 2 months ago

    Fell asleep about 3/4 of the way through. Soooo Slow

  • Tyrone Koumoundouros
    Tyrone Koumoundouros 2 months ago

    My dad took us to see the ORIGINAL and, we knew it was something different.

  • clit_niblr036
    clit_niblr036 2 months ago

    I was actually very pleasantly surprised by how well done Blade Runner 2049 was made. It expanded on the original nicely while being its own stand alone film.

  • tmcfootball96
    tmcfootball96 2 months ago

    Grear movie, but shitty economy pays a big role.

  • Filipe Felagund
    Filipe Felagund 2 months ago

    i love this movie

  • Jon Belanger
    Jon Belanger 2 months ago

    Honestly one of the best movies I've ever seen. IMO the first movie is boring, and only watched it after seeing this one. If you miss it, you're missing out. Looking forward to those discount blu-rays at Target though.

  • Giltr0y
    Giltr0y 2 months ago

    There was only 1 reason - poor script.

  • A A
    A A 2 months ago

    Awesome movie

  • The Gaming Maestro
    The Gaming Maestro 2 months ago

    This is one of the best movies (sci-fi) I've seen in years. Now, recite your baseline.

  • SpookeyR
    SpookeyR 2 months ago

    While I enjoyed the film, there did seem to be an excruciatingly strong urge to stay so true to the source material, specifically the first film - not the book, that they seemed to have been pushing to make it into an `art house` science fiction film.
    Better overall; but, not in terms of `$$$`...

  • Liam Fenton
    Liam Fenton 2 months ago

    why did you make this video so early, by now the box office just about doubled

  • dana696dana Ss
    dana696dana Ss 2 months ago

    personally blade runner was the best movie i saw in a long time.... a lot better than the sw pile of shit and marvel trash for total dumases.... i am suprised it did not do well.... i guess the milenials are as dum as they seem

  • arthur bellington Googlecalendar

    they could easily hack off the entire harrison ford part and the movie would be a little better and shorter. it was stupid

  • Gary Bates
    Gary Bates 2 months ago +1

    So you’re saying this film is a ‘flop’ because it wasn’t well watched at the cinema?! Most of the best films ever were like this. Stop looking At the money and look at how good the film is for gods sake!!

  • Ray Wil
    Ray Wil 3 months ago

    Finally saw this movie. I didn't get a chance to see it in theatres and been waiting and anticipating ever since. Then finally yes. And no! I was disappointed. Everything in that video doesn't even come close to when went wrong in this move. While I like Gosling and the character he was brought in to play, he was much too minimal with the style of acting. Especially in a world so devoid of bright sunlight, happiness or clean air. Where was the contrast. Ford in the original offered some contrast. And yes I know Gosling is playing a replicant detective but if doesn't have any bright spots in his personality then give him a partner. The movie goes out of it's way to limit his human contact. He's in love with a hologram who has even more personality than him.
    The movie didn't push enough on the boundaries of creating replicants or any other authority. Matter of fact we didn't see much of in terms of authority except a Madam, K's police captain or chief who gets killed way too easily. And the owner of the corporation.
    Loved the look of it but didn't offer much more in substance.

  • 5%LowBattery
    5%LowBattery 3 months ago

    It’s on hbo now, I’ve tried watching 4x, and fell asleep 40 mins in. I’m going to try for a 5th time.