WATCH: 'Blade Runner 2049', Denis Villeneuve, 2017

We say: "Made by our new favourite Director Denis Villeneuve (ArrivalBlade Runner 2049 is, simply, a masterpiece. Extending and continuing the narrative of the first film, while simultaneously being expansive and powerful in its own right, the film is one of the most beautiful of all time. With such a talented cast the odds of it being good were high, but there are also some star turns in supporting roles. In particular a superb cameo from Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica) and a hulking, commanding presence from Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol I and II as Drax). Benefiting from 35 years of intervening CGI development, the landscapes and created worlds are breathtaking. With so much expectation it would have been easy for this to be a flop. It's a rare thing for a (much) later sequel to surpass and exceed the original."

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Henry Little