By Hop Nation USA's Steve
Welcome to the first installment of Brew & View a series of movie reviews and beers that go with them. Members of Hop Nation USA will be pairing movies new and old with beers they feel appropriately will enhance your viewing experience.
For anyone who grew up in the 80s & 90s as a Sci-Fi nerd, there’s a good chance you’d seen Ridley Scott’s original Blade Runner or had read the Philip K. Dick novella Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? As a fan of both, it’s an inexorable reflex for me to not compare this sequel to the original works. I was more than hesitant to find out the sequel was being made in the first place. It really had everything against it, in my mind. The overdone reboot/sequel culture in Hollywood seems to just make everything worse. There was no ...Electric Sheep sequel written by Dick, so that means the screenplay had to be mostly original. Ridley Scott was not returning to direct (although after watching Alien: Covenant this may have been a blessing.)
With that said, Blade Runner 2049 is a fantastic movie.