Quoted from rai:
That’s my point. I prefer the first but the sequel reboot was very good/great. I might not call it a masterpiece but it didn’t disappoint.
2049 looked fantastic, the first was a better story though IMHO. They did a fairly good job of capturing the feeling of the world in the details, music and even camera angles.
Sequels always have a tough hill to climb.
The originals have been shaken out over time from the hundreds made that year, only a few will stand out. Even then the original had its weak areas, Sean Young and Ford had zero chemistry onscreen. And how do you replace Rutger Hauer? What a masterful performance.