'Blade Runner' Mashup Shows Stunning Ways '2049' Pays Homage to the Original

A video comparing the two puts the sequel in a new light.
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'Blade Runner 2049'

A shot-for-shot comparison of the Blade Runner 2049 trailer with snippets from the original cult classic show the sequel 34 years in the making is closer to the 1982 film than some may have realized. 

The mashup, put together by IMDb, was posted on Wednesday, following last week's new trailer for Blade Runner 2049The Blade Runner composite is intriguing, as it makes clear director Denis Villeneuve is paying homage to the original in ways that aren't quite obvious, until you look closely. 

Recently, M. Emmet Walsh told The Hollywood Reporter he thought the Ridley Scott-directed original, in which the actor played Capt. Harry Bryant, moved pretty slowly, especially compared to the trailer for the upcoming Villeneuve-helmed picture. And while others may agree, IMDb's mashup makes a good argument that there was more than enough excitement in the original.

Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling, whose co-star Harrison Ford has promised fans an "emotionally deep" sequel.

Ford said last week during a Facebook Q&A that the new film "acknowledges and deals with some of the ethical considerations that technology presents us with," adding, "There's no such thing as a free lunch, and we're really talking about both the benefit of technology and the social consequences of it."

Blade Runner 2049 is set to hit theaters Oct. 6

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