Blade Runner 2049 Has Screened, Here Are The Early Reactions

We were excited for Denis Villeneuve's upcoming Blade Runner 2049, but cautiously optimistic. After all, revisiting a beloved sci-fi property three decades after it connected with audiences can be a risky proposition, even in the hands of a brilliant director like Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario, Prisoners). It sounds like we can drop our hesitations, as Blade Runner 2049 is starting to screen for press, and by most accounts, it's incredible. Our own Eric Eisenberg attended an early screening of Blade Runner 2049 and Tweeted:

Eric Eisenberg of CinemaBlend then added:

But Eric's not alone. Film critic and sci-fi aficionado Jordan Hoffman shared:

While JoBlo throws around the "M" word in its Twitter reaction:

Fandango's Managing Editor Erik Davis throws his support behind Blade Runner 2049 with the following Tweet:

As for the twisty plot, Collider warns that knowing pretty much anything going into the movie is a spoiler:

But they also claimed to have loved the movie, which isn't so much a sequel to the original film by Sir Ridley Scott so much as it is a continuation of the narrative laid down thirty years ago.

So far, we have yet to see a single bad word about Blade Runner 2049. What do we know about the movie, so far? It follows a new mystery set in the dystopian future that was established in the original movie. A new cop, played by Ryan Gosling, is investigating... something. And his investigation puts him in the path of Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford, reprising his original role after 30 years).

Beyond that, the plot of the movie is and unknown, and we're going to do everything in our power to keep it that way. Blade Runner 2049 will open in theaters on October 6. Are these tweets enough to get you hyped?

Sean O'Connell
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Having been with the site since 2011, Sean interviewed myriad directors, actors and producers, and created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.