First Blade Runner 2049 reactions call it ‘the best film of 2017’, ‘Oscar-worthy’
The first reactions to Blade Runner 2049, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, are in and they’re unanimous in their praise, noting Denis Villeneuve’s direction, Roger Deakins’ cinematography, and the film’s success at living up to the high benchmark set by the original.Updated: Sep 27, 2017 09:40 IST
The embargo has been lifted on the reviews for Blade Runner 2049 a full two weeks before its release - always a promising sign. And the reactions are ecstatic. While full reviews will arrive later, those who have seen the film were allowed to tweet about it, and they are unanimous in their praise, noting Denis Villeneuve’s direction, Roger Deakins’ cinematography, and the film’s success at living up to the high benchmark set by the original.
Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, is considered one of the greatest science-fiction films of all time. The sequel arrives 35 years after the original, and brings in Ryan Gosling to star opposite Harrison Ford.
This is Villeneuve’s third film in as many years to have been roundly applauded. He directed Sicario in 2015, and Arrival in 2016. The Quebecois filmmaker is scheduled to tackle Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi novel Dune next, and he is also listed as one of the contenders to direct the 25th James Bond film.
Roger Deakins has been nominated 13 times for the Best Cinematography Oscar, and many are calling for the Academy to take this opportunity to honour his work. They’re also calling Blade Runner 2049 a sure shot Oscar contender, and one of the finest films of the year.
Here are some of the reactions
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
I've seen Blade Runner 2049 and it's FUCKING INCREDIBLE.— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) 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
Denis Villeneuve is unquestionably one of the elite working directors & there's no excuse if Deakins doesn't win the Oscar #BladeRunner2049— (((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.— The Bibbidook (@WilliamBibbiani) September 26, 2017
I've also been wondering for days how it would even be possible to make #BladeRunner2049 better, and it's impossible. It's such a whole.— K. M. Trendacosta (@k_trendacosta) September 26, 2017
While built on the back of the original, #BladeRunner2049 paves its own way, building an even more wonderful world/story. Best of the year!— Andy Signore (@andysignore) September 26, 2017
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First Published: Sep 27, 2017 09:34 IST