Movies that were blatantly plagerized

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  1. That-Guy

    That-Guy Well-Known Member

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    Have any of you seen the new Adam Sandler movie, Click? If you haven't, it's about a guy who gets a super-powered remote control with which he can speed up or rewind his life. Sounds like a wild idea, huh?

    Well, what you probably don't know is that in the 90's there was a TV series called "Weird Science" which was based off the 80's movie of the same name, and in one of the episodes, one of the two main characters gets a remote that can speed up time, reverse it, etc. He originally finds its a great way to skip by the boring parts in life and finds other ways to use it to his advantage, but eventually he realizes he missed to much and has to fix thing... JUST like in the new Sandler film. So basically, in Hollywood, its only plagerism if the idea your stealing is still fresh in everyone's memory.

    The film "Cars" may also be a good example of this, because it features a plot very similar to an early 90's Michael J. Fox film, "Doc Hollywood." The plot outline is virtually the same... Big city hotshot gets into a car accident in a hicktown in the middle of nowhere, gets sentenced to do community service by the judge, falls for the hometown girl, learns some lessons on life, etc. Just replace Marty McFly with a racecar and there's your movie.

    Have you noticed any blantant ripping off in any recent movies?
     
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    The Wild. AKA the carbon copy of Madagascar.
     
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    Did "Antz" copy "A Bugs Life" or was it the other way around? Me=Confused.:(
     
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    Not sure... I know Antz came out first, but it was of poorer quality and sometimes when that happens, it was one of those cases where a studio caught wind of what another studio was doing, did a quick copy job and rushed it into production and released it before the other one saw the light of day.
     
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    Isn't that what happened with 'Madagascar' and 'The Wild'?
     
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    Antz and A Bugs Life were not rip-off's of each other, ach had their own different stories.
     
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  7. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    The Matrix obviously owes a lot to a lot of movies, but when you see Dark City, you'll say, "Hold on a sec......."
     
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    The Island was a shameless copy of a b-movie called Parts: The Clonus Horror
     
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    The Island is also a shameless copy of every movie that was basically an excuse for one giant, ridiculous chase scene after another (i.e., Michael Bay actually plagerized himself!)
     
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    "Empire Of The Sun" with Bruce Willis is a rip-off of "Dark Of The Sun" starring Rod Taylor. "From Hell" with Johnny Depp pretty much stole the entire plot from "Murder By Decree", a Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack The Ripper tale.
     
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  11. Bat Attack

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    :eek: lol.
     
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    Matrix

    And Click is similar to The Girl, The Gold Watch and Everything.
     
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    Quick...

    Send this thread to someone in the judicial system who doesn't have a crapload of work to do, before this wrecks the foundation of the nation.

    :rolleyes:
     
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  14. JLBats

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    Citizen Kane was exactly like an earlier movie, Citizen LAME.

    LOL
     
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    Look at me. I'm JLBats. I write for Jay Leno!
     
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  16. JLBats

    JLBats The boney king of nowhere

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    Now give it up for Kevin Eubanks and the Tonight Show band!

    *Crappy muzak*
     
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    So very.:down
    He has the worst tone. How the hell did he get that job?
     
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    Fast and the Furious is exactly like Point Break!
     
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    More of this.....how many times do we need to set the record straight that the script for The Matrix was written long before Dark City?
     
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  20. Poetic Chaos

    Poetic Chaos Hella fetch.

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    Stealth stole it's general plot from Macross Plus.
     
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    The Child: 666 tries to be a younger, hipper The Omen.
     
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    Large parts of the 2005 film Chaos are lifted directly from The Last House on the Left.
     
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    Actually, From Hell is based off of a graphic novel of the same name, written by Alan Moore. And Alan Moore would never plagerize someone else's work. Though I couldn't say if the movie follows the book as I haven't read the book.
     
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  24. Kevin Roegele

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    LMAO
     
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  25. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    How many times do I need to tell you that I don't make mistakes?
     
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