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Blade Runner 2049: early reactions hail the film as a 'masterpiece'.

Posted in Film on Sep 27, 2017

Good news everyone! The first reactions for Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic, have arrived and they are better than we could have possibly hoped for:

"Blade Runner 2049 really is next-level staggering. I'm still processing how good it is." Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"I've seen #BladeRunner2049 and it's my pleasure to say I loved #BladeRunner2049. Long and slow - in a very good way. A lot to think about." Ali Plumb, BBC Radio 1 

"Denis Villeneuve is a genius, it's my film of the year, and I want to see it again right now. And I need a lie down. #bladeruner2049" Ryan Lambie, Den of Geek

"Full review of Blade Runner 2049 next week, by which time I shall have re-seen things you people wouldn't believe, again ..." Mark Kermode

"#BladeRunner2049 is a rare sequel that actually improves on the original. Great Performances & Visually Breathtaking. Villeneuve nails it." Scott Mensel, We Live Network

"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, Getfandom

"#BladeRunner2049 was absolutely incredible, it had breathtaking visuals, an incredible story with brilliant characters." Cinematic Banter

"Denis Villeneuve is unquestionably one of the elite working directors  & there's no excuse if Deakins doesn't win the Oscar #BladeRunner2049" Eric Eisenberg, Cinemablend

"Everyone bow down to Denis Villeneuve. He’s done the impossible and delivered a huge home run with 'Blade Runner 2049'. Loved it." Steven Weintraub, Collider.com

"BLADE RUNNER 2049 is sci-fi masterpiece; the kind of deep-cut genre film we don't see anymore. Visually mind blowing, absolutely fantastic." Eric Davis, Fandango

Blade Runner 2049 opens at Tyneside Cinema on Thursday 5 October and you can book tickets now.