The first reviews of 'Blade Runner 2049' are calling it a 'sci-fi masterpiece'

Blade runner 2049Warner Bros.‘Blade Runner 2049.’

With just over a week until the release of “Blade Runner 2049,” many of the first critical reactions for the “Blade Runner” sequel are calling the film a “masterpiece.” 

The critics who screened the film this week were allowed to tweet their reactions to “2049” before the embargo for full-length reviews is lifted next week. 

The film’s director Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival”) and cinematographer Roger Deakins (“Skyfall”) both received heaps of praise for its stunning visuals, and critics are throwing the phrase “mind-blowing” around a lot. 

“Blade Runner 2049” stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, and Jared Leto, and it hits theatres on October 6.

Here’s the official synopsis of the film: 

“Three decades after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.”

And here’s a round-up of critics’ first reactions to it:

Watch the trailer below:

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