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There's no denying the fact that Inception is visually stunning...but is it original? Some critics absolutely love the film for its originality, but some… Read more…

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13 comments to “John Landis Vs. Inception

  1. 1

    No movie will ever be considered truly original. Every movie will be compared to another it's just the way it goes in Hollywood. Inception was enjoyable because it wasn't a remake, based on an old tv show, or a formulaic romantic comedy. Is Inception similar in some ways to other movies sure but is it more original and creative than 90% of the movies that came out this year- yes it is.

  2. SRM says – reply to this


    -Comparison starts-

    A man can enter other people's dreams

    -Comparison ends-

  3. B.S says – reply to this


    Avatar wasn't that original either …
    (not to mention every Hollywood remake ever made)

  4. 4

    All movies are similar , and it's not a bad thing. That's just how it is. They are inspired by something that we all can see or experience so they will never be "original".

  5. 5

    At least Nolan hasn't been involved with the death of anyone on his set unlike Landis.

  6. 7tizz says – reply to this


    Interesting, I thought they were trying to rip off that old Christopher Walken movie Brainstorm. But regardless, Inception was just terrible, laughable, and unwatchable. 'Dream within a dream' get the fuck out of here. lol

  7. 7

    Re: SRM – qft

  8. 8

    honestly, all movies arent original.. Its normally a branch off from a Shakespeare play. Avatar wasn't even original, I got a Pocahontas feeling when watching it, but rather than native american, they were an African tribe.And the typical white man saves the world. Anyways. the movie was.

  9. 9

    inception wasnt original
    there is a big difference between being inspired or paying homage or just by coincidence having a similar idea
    but ripping something off with the intent to pass it off as your own original idea is WRONG

  10. 10

    Re: Abbs5522 – Well said. There is no way you can compare Dreamscape and Inception, even if the concept is the same. John Landis made a weak point.

  11. 11

    Maybe not original but well done. Looks more like Ludwig Von Drake than Dreamscape. So why a success? Probably the Leo subplot.

  12. 12

    about as similar as all vampire movies, as in similar but not really at all… what a useless post…

  13. 13

    I don't really care if it's not 100% original…it's a great movie. Case closed!