Many film critics like Tribune News Service's Katie Walsh loved the sequel. Some even call it the best sequel ever made.
This epic riff on the styles, themes and characters of “Blade Runner” expand the scope and story of this world. Written by original screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, “2049” is a meditative and moving film, sumptuously photographed by legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins in the finest and most astonishing work of his career.
Even though film critics loved the blockbuster, some understand why moviegoers aren't flocking to the theaters to see "Blade Runner 2049." The film just hasn't resonated with enough people; so maybe it's just not for everyone. Below is an observation from Wired:
Still, even if "Blade Runner 2049" represents luxe filmmaking at its finest, maybe that's not enough for moviegoers in 2017—or, then again, maybe it's too much. The new Blade Runner is an immersive experience, the kind that requires you to put down your phone and get lost in a big, bewildering world for hours on end.