Early 'Blade Runner 2049' Reactions Call It a Worthy Sequel to the Classic Film

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 8:02PM
Blade Runner
Blade Runner 2049
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 8:02PM
Early 'Blade Runner 2049' Reactions Call It a Worthy Sequel to the Classic Film
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Understandably, there's been a lot of apprehension over next month's Blade Runner 2049, a distant sequel to the beloved and very gritty cyberpunk movie from 1982. Rutger Hauer recently expression confusion over 2049's existence, and others think Rick Deckard's replicant question should go unanswered (we don't know if the movie will do that yet). Others are just worried about sequels in general. 

And while full reviews are under a press embargo until closer to the October 6 release date, many film reviewers who've seen early screenings have released their reactions online. And they're almost universally glowing, with comments about the movie's mysterious story and its amazing cinematography spreading around social media. The few people who've seen it so far seem to love it:





 


Unfortunately, none of them can reveal much more beyond what 140 characters will allow, as specific comments about what exactly happens in the movie, or whether the soundtrack can match up to Vangelis' original score, can't be released until the movie does.

Expect more to come out in October, but in the meantime, this was always going to be a movie that's either celebrated or reviled - it's a relief to see reactions leaning toward the former, especially from fans of the original Blade Runner, although obviously you can't form a full reaction until you actually see it yourself. 

In the meantime, you can still get an idea of what the movie will be like by checking out the prequel shorts which have been released. Two of them, directed by Ridley Scott's son, follow Jared Leto's (probably?) villainous replicant manufacturer and Dave Bautista's hulking but well-read replicant. A third one is an anime short by Cowboy Bebop's Shinichiro Watanabe.

You can check out some other initial reactions to Denis Villeneuve's film below. Villeneuve, who previously directed the Oscar-nominated Arrival and Sicario, is currently slotted to direct a Dune remake in the future, so this should be a good sign for any fans of Frank Herbert's novel.
 





Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters on October 6, 2017.

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