So you think that unique or interesting or never-seen-before movie was the first of its kind? Like The Hunger Games or even Alien? Try again! After all, there’s only–what–seven stories? Something’s gonna get re-told at some point!
While attempting to work on other projects, the guilt of abandoning the blog always works its way in there. So…this was a fun one I thought I’d re-share.
If imitation is sincerely the best form of flattery, then moviemakers are often the kings of…let’s call it echoing. Borrowing. Being…*wink* heavily influenced.
BATTLE ROYALE VS. THE HUNGER GAMES
Teacher Kitano: “Life is a game. So fight for survival and see if you’re worth it.”
Effie Trinket: “Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.”
When we were talking about the Hunger Games at work once, a coworker remarked that at least they were trying to do something different. Which is a valid comment. Without knowing that it was done already. Essentially. Based on a novel by Koushun Takami in 1999.
Count the similar elements:
Dystopian future Kids periodically rounded up, dropped on an island, made to fight one another until only one is left.
Supposed to be for military research for the *betterment* of society somehow but is discovered to actually be a means of…
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