With the social media embargo lifted, the first reactions to Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s classic Blade Runner have hit the web.
The sequel picks up thirty years after the events of the first film following the new Blade Runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling) after he discovers a terrible secret that could send what is left of society into chaos prompting him to go on a search for Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) who has been missing since we saw him escape with the replicant Rachel (Sean Young).
So just how does the sequel fare? The first reactions from critics praise the film as a mindblowing and breathtaking sci-fi masterpiece. You can check out their tweets below.
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) 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
I saw #BladeRunner2049 and it is BREATHTAKING. It’s an impressive follow-up, preserving mysteries, adding new ones, expanding the universe.
— The Bibbidook (@WilliamBibbiani) September 26, 2017
— Roth Cornet (@RothCornet) September 26, 2017
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
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
#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
Am I allowed to say how much I love Blade Runner 2049 now?
— Sara Vilkomerson (@Vilkomerson) September 26, 2017
All I can say about BLADE RUNNER 2049 is…give Roger Deakins the Oscar now. Absolutely stunning visuals pic.twitter.com/OuKLcngoYz
— Jesse Hawken (@jessehawken) September 26, 2017
Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the film stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista and Jared Leto. Here’s the official synopsis:
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan 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 (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters October 6, 2017.
7 Movies Still Worth Catching In Theaters In 2017
The summer movie season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing films still coming out this year! It just opened the fall box office with a bang, earning the highest opening for a horror film, and there are quite a few films set to follow its lead. The holiday season in particular is always a great time for movies, with Oscar contenders and big-budget family-friendly movies being released simultaneously.
Of course, the movies on this list aren’t the only films coming out this year — they’re just some of the ones with the biggest marketing budget, making it easier for people to know they are coming out soon. So, if none of these movies seem interesting to you, do a little research and see if there are any great independent or foreign films coming to your local theaters!
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