11 December 2012 1:20 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

It is normal for movies, like everything, to feel overly familiar after a while. In fact, it is an issue that has existed even in the early origins of storytelling and literature. Sci-Fi as a genre borrows from a wide spectrum of source material and is one that can easily feel clichéd, and a lot of what we so often enjoy on the silver screen has been done in some way before. Some of the biggest Sci-Fi movies are, in many ways, a shameless rip off of a previous movie. This can be with movie’s use of location, it’s style or indeed the entire plot.

And you may not even have noticed it, but your brain did. It is similar to when you watch a classic film, like Dr. Strangelove for example, and notice that “oh, so that is what the Simpsons were making fun of.” The South Park »

- Darragh O'Connor

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