'Blade Runner 2049 really is next-level staggering' - the critics are raving about Villeneuve's 'masterpiece' on social media
Better than the original?
Fans of the original Blade Runner were torn when an announcement was made about a sequel to Ridley Scott's dystopian masterpiece.
Director David Villeneuve signed up for the daunting task of taking it to the next level a whopping 35 years later with Blade Runner 2049 but does he have Scott's technical eye? Where will the story go?
There have been no screenings for journalists interviewing the cast, including Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, but a few select reviewers have been shown the flick, and the buzz is good, very good. Very, very good, in fact.
Here's what they're saying on social media:
I saw #BladeRunner2049 and it is BREATHTAKING. It's an impressive follow-up, preserving mysteries, adding new ones, expanding the universe.— William Bibbiani (@WilliamBibbiani) September 26, 2017
Blade Runner 2049 really is next-level staggering. I'm still processing how good it is— Peter Bradshaw (@PeterBradshaw1) September 26, 2017
In terms of science fiction filmmaking and world-building, #BladeRunner2049 might be a masterpiece. I think I loved it. Want to see it again— Drew Dietsch (@DrewDietsch) September 26, 2017
BLADE RUNNER 2049 is sci-fi masterpiece; the kind of deep-cut genre film we don't see anymore. Visually mind blowing, absolutely fantastic pic.twitter.com/A1d6ohmj3s— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) September 26, 2017
Good news! BLADE RUNNER 2049 is a terrific continuation and expansion of the orig. Wasn't hoping for much, ended up LOVING it. (Even Leto!)— Jordan Hoffman (@jhoffman) September 26, 2017
BLADE RUNNER 2049: one of the most visually stunning (if not THE most) films I've ever seen. Not a fan of first Blade Runner. I am this one.— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) September 28, 2017
I think this Blade Runner is better than the original, and also proves Denis Villeneuve is the most exciting director working right now— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) September 26, 2017
Denis Villeneuve is unquestionably one of the elite working directors & there's no excuse if Deakins doesn't win the Oscar #BladeRunner2049— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) September 26, 2017
Everyone bow down to Denis Villeneuve. He’s done the impossible and delivered a huge home run with 'Blade Runner 2049'. Loved it. pic.twitter.com/fjhAJgnwqT— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) September 26, 2017
Even if you have no interest in the film, the breathtaking Cinematography by Roger Deakins is worth the price of admission. He’s a God. pic.twitter.com/vofTBDqsjJ— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) September 26, 2017
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I've seen Blade Runner 2049 and it was great. Visually stunning, emotionally engaging in a way I didn't expect. And that's all I can say— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) September 26, 2017