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John Landis Vs. Inception

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john landis argues that inception is not original

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 have denounced the film for being too similar to films such as 1984's Dreamscape, and 2006's anime film Paprika.

Legendary horror director John Landis has decided to take a stand against Inception.

Here's what he had to say about Christopher Nolan's mindbender:

"Interestingly enough 'Inception,' which is wonderful, is not original. There have been a lot of movies like it; remember 'Dreamscape?' Oh that's bad special effects but almost the same movie. It's Dennis Quaid and Edward Albert is the president of the United States and they insert him into his dreams."

More from Landis:

"Ya know, I think, don't misunderstand me I think Christopher Nolan is a wonderful director it's just I don't think he is yet to make a movie other than 'Memento' that I thought was really original, its just very stylish."

And more:

"He's a lucky guy, I'm glad for him; I love the fact that he can continue to make his movies. Whether he makes a couple of unsuccessful ones in a row, he'll be in the same situation as everybody else. More power to him I like smart filmmakers and I think he's great."

We def enjoyed Inception, but Landis certainly makes valid points. There are absolutely similarities between Dreamscape and Nolan's film.

What do U think? Is Inception unoriginal? Does Landis' argument change your feelings about the film?

[Image via WENN.]

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