Will edit OP as reviews continue to drop
Five star sequel may be better than the original
Ryan Gosling gives a soulful performance in a film that is always able to find the human dimension amid all the special effects and spectacle
' CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILER Blade Runner 2049' Review: Sequel to Sci-Fi Landmark Is an Instant Classic 3.5/4 Stars
But whether it was needed or not, Blade Runner 2049 is as close to a perfect sequel as has ever existed, a phenomenal return to the world created by Philip K. Dick and Ridley Scott, the masterpiece result of a thousand expert minds making every right call as they worked toward a singular goal over the course of many years: simply to do this gargantuan thing justice. Needless to say, they succeeded--and then some.
'Blade Runner 2049' Is An Overlong And Underwhelming Sequel
Whereas it took five different versions for Ridley Scott to satisfyingly answer the question raised by Philip K. Dick’s speculative-fiction novel, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” (four of which suggest the director himself didn’t quite recognize what was most fascinating about his own film), Villeneuve gets it right on his first attempt, operating from the premise that when androids dream, their innermost desire is to be human.
I didn’t read it, just scrolled through. A-
one of the most spectacular, provocative, and profound blockbusters of our time
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.