5 Reasons Blade Runner 2049 Is Better Than The Original

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By Jon Arvedon | More Articles
October 09, 2017  12:07 PM

Looking over the reviews for Blade Runner 2049 – the Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner – it becomes clear that the critics seem to be firmly divided when it comes to which is the superior film. 2049 currently sits at 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, placing the sequel just 1% shy of its predecessor, while over on IMDb, 2049 boasts an impressive 8.6/10 compared to Blade Runner’s 8.2/10.

While everyone is certainly entitled to their own opinion, we here at Epicstream happen to fall into the camp of those who feel that 2049 surpassed the original film. Naturally, we’re going to venture slightly into spoiler territory, so if you haven’t seen the film yet, this is your one and only warning, because here are 5 reasons Blade Runner 2049 is better than the original:

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