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Wyldstaar 8/3/2010 1:45:40 PM

From a practical standpoint Tevil, the Gargoyles cartoon from Disney has nothing to do with it.  Since the very notion of a lawsuit being filed by Giulio De Vita over any similarities between his comic Wishes and the movie The Sorcerer's Apprentice is also not practical, it seems worth mentioning as gargoyles springing to life occur in all three cases.  I seriously doubt there's any scene either story that doesn't have one that's comparable in dozens of stories that pre-date them both. 

It is next to impossible to have a truely original idea for a story anymore.  Even if you come up with something totally on your own with no outside influence, there is still an extremely high probability that someone else has already published something similar.

ponyboy76 8/3/2010 1:53:02 PM

Yeah, I'm going to have to agree with Violator14. Taking those scenes out because he thinks people will think its a rip-off of Inception is stupid, especially if they are good scenes. Prof X has been battling on the psychic plane way before Nolan even thought of the Inception story. They aren't even remotely similar considering Prof X has psychic abilities and the psychic plane has nothing to do with dreaming.  The fact Vaughn doesn't know this gives me pause about him understanding the source material.

I wonder if the scene has anything to do with his psychic battles with the Shadow King during his life?

Speaking of Inception, if anyone is curious about the ending (Hobbs) Empire mag has a great article which answers pretty much all of them. Nolan is kind of a bastard the way he did it, but it was designed to have you think about it , which it did.

doublerdiner 8/3/2010 2:07:57 PM

A bowler hat, a glowing cane and Cage's leathery coat.  I don't think the fairy in the hand or the things listed like the bathroom/subway attacks are similar enough either.  The low angle thing on a character to make them appear more powerful is cinema language 101. 

Not that I am trying to defend Disney.  I just don't believe this is stuff listed so far warrants feeling "uncomfortably similar".  Yet.  Whatever.

SarcasticCaveman 8/3/2010 3:03:01 PM

Yeah, they should have left the scenes in the new X-Men movie...some people will call anything a rip off.  When the first "Charlie's Angels" came out, some jackasses said that it was ripping off "The Matrix" because it utilized some similar fight scene FX.  True story.  For some people, a slap is just not enough.

everdreaded 8/3/2010 5:10:28 PM

Yeah I was hoping GRENDEL would make it to the big screen before I start gettin grey...lol

krathwardroid 8/3/2010 5:51:50 PM

Oh, good news today. Too tired to say much else. :P

BarracudaVSFrankencastle 8/3/2010 5:54:20 PM

 I've always thought of Astro City as a kind of Watchmen-esque but with more heart and emotion after seeing Watchmen and loving it (An instant cult classic in my opinon)i have high hopes for Astro City, it's true dramatic tone is something i think that other comic adaptations have only scratched the surface of...  

phantomspydj 8/3/2010 8:52:16 PM

Gauleyboy420-I agree with you about the lawsuit.

 

Astrocity-Does have my intrest and cannot wait.

 

Mage-Can happen with the right people.

 

Swamp Thing-As a fan of the original and sequel and T.V. show. I still want this to happen.

phantomspydj 8/3/2010 8:52:52 PM

Gauleyboy420-I agree with you about the lawsuit.

 

Astrocity-Does have my intrest and cannot wait.

 

Mage-Can happen with the right people.

 

Swamp Thing-As a fan of the original and sequel and T.V. show. I still want this to happen.

jfdavis 8/3/2010 8:58:06 PM

@ponyboy76 I certaininly hope psychic plane scenes mean the Shadow King because... awesome!

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