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Early Reactions to ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Are Here And They Are Through the Roof

We’ve still got a couple of weeks before Blade Runner 2049 lands in theaters. Crafting a sequel to a 34-year-old movie is a dicey concept—especially one as well-loved and iconic as Blade Runner—so people were understandably nervous about the notion.

Fears were assuaged, however, when white-hot upcoming talent Denis Villeneuve was signed on to direct, fresh off his Oscar-nominated Arrival. Intrigue was further piqued by the inclusion of Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Jared Leto and the OG Blade Runner himself, Harrison Ford. Then came a surprisingly sharp looking trailer. And now, there’s even more reason to be excited.

Official reviews have been embargoed for another week, but a batch of early critics were allowed to tweet their first impressions, and their impressions are, well, see for yourself.

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Well, there you have it. Between this and the well-reviewed, box office-bursting It, it looks like Hollywood’s summer blues may turn into an autumn blast. We’ll see for ourselves when Blade Runner debuts on October 6. In the meantime, here’s that trailer again.

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