If you're looking for a cheap alternative ($20) Ikea sells great strip LEDs that are 2700k Balanced. Not nearly as powerful as these but helpful when on a budget and you can stick them anywhere. They come in 3 sizes.
I agree with you about scenes that don't progress the story but only in a few instances. I think over all I would disagree in the sense that the film was boring. Leaving 50 minutes in misses a lot of the movie that really lets you sink your teeth into like the original.
I think the style of lighting you are looking for is one that is much more in your face like the first one. Denis did a great job to rebuild the world in the film with a more gritty and dystopian vibe. Therefore it wouldn't service the story at all to have glamorous or beautiful cinematography.
Very interesting. Definitely adding to my current dilemma of what camera platform I will be moving to in the near future.
Just wanted to ask you what you found so deceiving about this film and maybe what could have been done to make it better.
Somebody please stop this madman.
The armchair cinematographers are going to burn you at the stake for your comments but I completely agree man.