Noticed that Hollywood hasn’t had an original idea in years? You know, like how “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” was almost a shot for shot remake of “Forrest Gump”? (They were both written by the same guy, no less.) Well, self-plagiarism has evolved from a no-no into the only viable option. Even the prestige of James Cameron isn’t immune to shameless recycling.
I know what you’re thinking. ”Yeah, so Cameron gave a little nod to ‘Aliens’ with the AMP suits in ‘Avatar,’ so what?” My friend, you are in for treat. Everything from greedy corporate and military stooges invading an alien planet to the presence of Sigourney Weaver, “Avatar” and “Aliens” are literally the same movie.
Visit The Oatmeal for a detailed side-by-side photo comparison of this two-part James Cameron film separated by 30 years.
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