- Warner Bros.
With just over a week until the release of “Blade Runner 2049,” many of the first critical reactions for the “Blade Runner” sequel are calling the film a “masterpiece.”
The critics who screened the film this week were allowed to tweet their reactions to “2049” before the embargo for full-length reviews is lifted next week.
The film’s director Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival”) and cinematographer Roger Deakins (“Skyfall”) both received heaps of praise for its stunning visuals, and critics are throwing the phrase “mind-blowing” around a lot.
“Blade Runner 2049” stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, and Jared Leto, and it hits theaters on October 6.
Here’s the official synopsis of the film:
“Three decades after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.”
And here’s a round-up of critics’ first reactions to it:
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
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
#BladeRunner2049 was one of the most mind-blowing films I've seen. It's breathtaking and transportive. Denis Villeneuve has a masterpiece.
— Jenna Busch (@JennaBusch) 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
So Roger Deakins may land his Oscar at last after seeing Blade Runner 2049, which is STUNNINGLY beautiful.
— Anne Thompson (@akstanwyck) September 26, 2017
— (((Eric Eisenberg))) (@eeisenberg) September 26, 2017
Watch the trailer below: