Unoriginality Sucks

I saw this article online last week and it made me laugh:

From IMDB.com

From IMDB.com

I know that Hollywood likes to do remakes and  borrow from other movies, etc., but this is just kind of rediculous. 

In 2005, a movie called The Island went something like this:

In 2019, Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta are best friends in a repressive and intriguing society, where everybody expects to win the lottery. The prize is to move to a paradisaical island outside the domes that protect the dwellers against the contaminated environment. Jordan wins the lottery, and Lincoln accidentally finds the scary truth behind the Utopian award: they are clones, generated to provide replacement organs and parts to the owners of insurance policy.

My kind of action tripe

My kind of action tripe

Jeesh…that sounds awfully close to the same plot.  And sorry Keira, The Island had Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan) and Scarlett Johansson (who doesn’t look like she weighs less than the DVD…that’s my way of saying I think she’s extremely attractive).  I’m not saying that The Island was Oscar-worthy…it’s not.  It’s my typical average sci-fi, action film with some decent explosions and (overly) intense musical score.  With that said, IT ONLY CAME OUT 3 YEARS AGO!! It’s not like when they remade Cape Fear in the 90’s… People will remember that there was a movie just like that a couple of summers ago.  Numb nuts…

See Also: Armageddon vs. Deep Impact, Bewitched (Which Dick is it?), and Snorks vs. Smurfs

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March 5, 2009. Tags: . movies, rants. 1 comment.