The first reactions to Blade Runner 2049 are in and it’s already being hailed as a masterpiece.
On one hand, this shouldn’t come as a surprise, what with Denis Villeneuve of Arrival at the film’s helm. On the other hand, sequels can be tricky, especially when they occur decades after the original. The early word of mouth bodes quite for Blade Runner 2049, though. Just take a look at some of the initial reactions below.
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
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) 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
I saw #BladeRunner2049 and it is BREATHTAKING. It's an impressive follow-up, preserving mysteries, adding new ones, expanding the universe.
— Bibbiani By Night (@WilliamBibbiani) 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
BLADE RUNNER 2049 is great. The third act is ???. Denis' run continues.
— Brandon Norwood (@bwood0824) September 26, 2017
Blade Runner 2049 is gorgeous, and I still don't know if I loved it. I'm still thinking about it, though, and that's good.
— Katharine Trendacosta (@k_trendacosta) 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
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
Of course first reactions can only tell us so much, seeing how Batman v Superman also garnered lots of positive early tweets. So we’ll have to wait and judge for ourselves when Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters on October 6, 2017.