Random thoughts on most things from A. M. Craig.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Great Ending

Remember the ending to The Incredibles? How they took out that awesome giant robot with it's own rocket hand?

I just discovered something.

It's a straight ripoff from this sad movie. How do I know that? Robot Jox just showed up at my house from Netflix, both spelled with a stylish "x". I really, really have to stop watching movies that I just know are going to be crappy. But apparently I'm not the only one watching...I'm looking at you Brad Bird. He must have a thing for giant robots. Can't say that I blame him.

If you're interested to see for yourself, jump past the remarkably phalic chainsaw (2:25) to the part where our protagonist pulls the robot rocket hand stunt (3:55). Exact same ending.

I'm realizing more and more as I watch more and more movies, read more and more books, and take more and more classes, that real originality is:

A) Very rare
B) Almost impossible
C) Probably over-rated
D) Simply synthesis
E) All of the above


Richard said...

Austin -- How in the world did that Robot Jox movie ever get made? It is horrible!

Austin said...

Horrible movies still make money. See previous post here.