Category Archives: Remakes and Copycats

Movie Copycats # 15: “A Trick is Something a Whore Does for Money.”

The Victims: Fans of turn of the century based literature. The Perpetrators:  Similarities: Both films are about magicians in turn of the 20th century Europe with tricks that defy reality.  There’s also a dash of romance thrown in along the … Continue reading

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Movie Copycats # 14: Operation Red Planet

Victims: Nerds and Ancient Astronaut theorists everywhere. Perpetrators: Similarities: Both deal with space missions to Mars that go awry. Differences: There are two distinct differences between these two films.  The time in which it takes place and the overall conflict … Continue reading

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Movie Copycats # 13: The Fast and The Infuriating

Perpatrators: Similarities: Both films involve a car crazy crook with a past looking at a chance for redemption.  They also involve brazen police officers who employ no-nonsense tactics to catch these crooks.  And since both films deal greatly with redemption it’s … Continue reading

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Movie Copycats # 12: We’re gonna need a bigger Genre

Victims:  Anyone who became terrified of going in the Ocean after the 70’s. Perpetrators:  Similaritis: In a seasonal fishermen infested vacation town off the coast of a mostly secluded area tourists and locals are terrorized by a deep sea mammal. … Continue reading

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Movie Copycats # 11: You’ve lost that loving feeling

Victims: Anyone who joined the military in the 80’s. Perpetrators: Similarities: Both films feature a main character who is a gung-ho pilot with a chip on his shoulder and daddy issues. Differences: In Iron Eagle Doug Masters, sets out to … Continue reading

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Movie Copycats # 10: Ten Things I Hate about Teen Comedies

Victims: Overly hormonal teenagers. Perpetrators: Similarities: Both movies are based on William Shakespeare’s play Taming of the Shrew.  Despite Ten Things I Hate About You being the more direct adaptation of the Shakespearean tale they are both about turning an … Continue reading

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Movie Copycats # 9: Overnight Debauchery

Victims: College bound teens. Perpetrators: Similarities: Both of these movies are about a guy who gets drunk and sends proof of fake infidelity/actual infidelity to his girlfriend who is going to a different college than he is.  He teams up … Continue reading

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Movie Copycats # 8: Oh God! … The dog wet on the picnic basket.

Victims: Angsty teens or people who never stopped living in the 80’s. Perpetrators: Similarities: Both of these films deal with the exact same issue.  A teenage love triangle.  In each movie two close friends are put at odds when one of … Continue reading

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Movie Copycats # 7: I’ll be your huckleberry

Victims: Anyone interested in factual accounts of the Wild West. Perpetrators: Tombstone (1993) – Cinergi Pictures Entertainment Wyatt Earp (1994) – Warner Bros. Pictures Similarities: Both of the films detail the life of Wyatt Earp, one of the most famous … Continue reading

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Movie Copycats # 6: Mr Hand and Mr Book have some ‘Splaining to do, yes?

Victims: Fans of dark Sci-Fi Fantasy films. Perpetrators: Similarities: Both are about a non-human race attempting to use human beings as a means for their own survival.  Both have themes of a “chosen one” who gains special powers which enable … Continue reading

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