‘Blade Runner 2049’: Here’s What The Critics Are Raving About And A Red Band Promo

Blade Runner 2049 released some new promos (below), and it’s no coincidence the first promo mentions the sequel’s positive reviews. Thanks to all of the good reviews released last week, the film garnered a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes and beat all other movies (even Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Thor: Ragnarok) for most new conversations started on social media sites during the past week, according to comScore. 83,000 new conversations were had about Blade Runner 2049, compared to 79,000 and 25,000 new conversations for runners up Thor: Ragnarok and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, respectively.

Our own Mike Ryan called Blade Runner 2049a gorgeous return to a wearisome world” and several other critics who caught early screenings seemed to have liked it as well, describing it as “breathtaking” and “utterly human” and saying cinematographer Roger Deakins deserves an Oscar.

As for the aforementioned new promo videos, the first one below is a standard TV spot while the second one is definitely not safe for work due to nudity. Between the two instances of nudity you can watch Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, director Denis Villeneuve, Jared Leto, and Ana de Armas talk about the script, the secrecy, and Roger Deakins’ use of light.


(Via Variety, /film, Screen Rant, and Sony Pictures Releasing UK)