Blade Runner 2049 Reviews
The Denis Villeneuve’s new hit sci-fi action movie, “Blade Runner 2049” has been getting fascinating reviews all over the place with many five-star review rankings, and that the film is far better than the original 1982 film. The film opened few weeks ago with $40 million and has been estimated to still earn more. “Blade Runner 2049” opens in cinemas on October 6th. See some of the reviews below.
“A visually breathtaking, long-fuse action movie whose unconventional thrills could be described as many things – from tantalizing to tedious – but never ‘artificially intelligent.’” – Peter Debruge, Variety
“Super-stylish and deeply human – even with androids and holograms around – the spectacular follow-up takes the detective story of the first film and turns it into a grand mythology of identity, memory, creation and revolution.” – Brian Truitt , USA Today
“Even when its emotions risk running as cool as its palette, 2049 reaches for, and finds, something remarkable: the elevation of mainstream moviemaking to high art. A-” – Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
“It just has to be experienced on the biggest screen possible. Blade Runner 2049 is a narcotic spectacle of eerie and pitiless vastness, by turns satirical, tragic and romantic.” – Pete Bradshaw, The Guardian
“At the helm and in complete command of his movie with dark, ambient magic, Denis Villeneuve crafts a mysterious noir thriller the pushes existential boundaries, and nails the essence of the “Blade Runner” spirit.” – Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist
“It organically expands and grows what came before. It’s a deep, rich, smart film that’s visually awesome and full of great sci-fi concepts, and one that was well worth the 35-year wait.” – Scott Collura, IGN
“Forty years after his death, people still argue over which Elvis, the slim young Adonis or the portly middle aged crooner, was better. Forty years from now, people may be having that debate about these Blade Runners” – Matthew Norman, London Evening Standard
“It’s hard to make a case against reboots and long-delayed sequels when an exception to the rule like Blade Runner 2049 comes along. No cynical cash-grab or by-the-numbers repeat, this sequel manages to go deeper on the ideas from the first film.” – Alonso Duralde, The Wrap
“It may seem premature to ascribe the word ‘masterpiece’ to a legacyquel of a heady sci-fi head-scratcher from the ’80s, but its audacity and formal perfection – not to mention its thematic weight – leave no other alternative.” – Clint Worthington, Consequence of Sound
“Like The Godfather Part II, it’s a sequel to a very celebrated film which may actually be better than the original. 5/5” – Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
“The brilliance of Blade Runner 2049 is that it makes the questions worth asking, positioning them in a menacing universe that’s nevertheless a joy to revisit.” – Eric Kohn, Indiewire
“Villeneuve’s dazzling sequel is on its own march to screen legend. Gosling and Ford are double dynamite in a mesmerizing mindbender that asks new questions meant to tantalize, provoke and keep us up nights. Would you have it any other way? 3.5/4” – Pete Travers, Rolling Stone
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