Tuesday, August 30, 2011

7 Pixar classic movies that are completely ripoffs

Pixar is unarguably considered as the best animation stupid since invention of animation. Almost all of their films are huge successes both critically and commercially. Most of Pixar fanboys even claim that the films coming out of pixar are original. Well are they? Let`s find out...

1. UP

The scene where the angry gay(it`s played by Christopher Plummer so duh) old man from UP flies off along with his home towards the sky is arguably the best scene of the film and also the turning point of the film. The way the entire scene is written and when the house goes "up" leaves the viewer shocked in a very good way. It has to be one of the best original scenes written in recent cinema history,right?


"Above then beyond" is a short film from France. No more words needed, just watch the video below. Even some of the shots are similar. However the poignant ending of this short film makes it quite realistic,sad,tragic and overall much more superior and artistic when compared to the ripped off scene in UP. It would have been depressing and classy if the makers of UP had used this ending in their film.However they did`nt (probably for business reasons..who the hell would pay to watch a tragic animated film?) and instead made up a whole new commercial film based on this video.

2. The Incredibles

Incredibles has garnered huge critical acclaim ever since its release. It is rated 8 in IMDB and is in the top 250 top movies ranking. It has scored 97% in rotten tomatoes.It has won the oscar for the ebst animated film and also was nominated for an original screenpaly oscar. Must be an original gem,right?


The entire outline of incredibles is heavily ripped off from the popular marvel comic FANTASTIC FOUR(and not just the fact that both are about a family of superheroes)
Just have a look at the characters..

Mr Fantastic the authoritative figure of the group can stretch,re-shape,bend,twist his body to whatever shape he wants.

Same as Elasti girl who can also stretch,bend,re-shape herself and is the authoritative figure of the group.

Invisible Woman has the ability to manipulate light to render herself invisible to others.As per wiki,She later develops the ability to generate force fields which she uses for variety of effects.

Same as Violet of Incredibles who can instantly turn invisible and as per wiki has the ability to generate "spherical force fields".

The Thing which looks like what would happen if the hulk was addicted to fanta has super human strength and is also filled with self pity and self loathing over his existence.oh and he is also the most loyal member of the group

Just like Mr Incredible who has super human strength and also found forced retirement difficult to handle.

Johnny Storm the coolest member of the group has the ability to project fire from his body and in his earlier days used to be a affectionately obnoxious and a rebellious brash.

Just like Jack-Jack the youngest child who has shown instances of having the fire power and Dash who is a super-brat and can run really fast.

Apparently the makers of fantastic four-the movie were forced to make script changes because of the resemblance with incredibles that released a year earlier.


Finding Nemo is another pixar oscar winning classic. Finding Nemo is rated 8.1 in Imdb and has a 98% rating in rotten tomatoes. Easily one of the most loved and cherished animated films of our time and plus it also got a nomination for original screenplay in the oscars.This can`t possibly be a rip off,right?


The name of the book is "Pierrot Le Poisson Clown" written by writer Franck Le Calvez.Pierrot lives in a pink sea anemone and starts life half-orphaned because one parent was swallowed up by Liona, the scorpion fish. Pierrot the fish had to take an epic journey in order to reunite with his mother in the end.

Just like Nemo who lives in a pink sea anemone,his siblings die thanks to a shark. He himself than gets lost. HIS DAD was the one who had to take an "epic" journey in order to re-unite with Nemo in the end.Incidentally the protagonist fish of the movie and the book is a CLOWN FISH.

The writer of the book Franck Le Calvez had filed a case against the makers of Finding Nemo but apparently lost it because of some evil souls in the company who used their power.


Reader-"I am sure that you will just randomly chose some film which is about cars and racing. Find two-three similarities which exists in preety much every car related film and will claim cars to not be original when infact it is original and won two oscars apart from starring the cute Owen Wilson. Right?"


Doc Hollywood is a 20 year old comedy about a guy named Dr Benjami(michael fox) who is a "hotshot" young doctor who longs to leave the position of an emergency room doctor and so leaves his chance at more money as a cosmetic surgeon in L.A. Dr Ben sets off on a cross country drive to California where his trip is ruined as he crashes on a fence. Judge sentences hi, to communal service as a local doctor.He is upset in the beginning but as days go by he forms a bond with the localites there and slowly realizes the pleasure of small town life. Ben meets a local girl and falls in love with heras they travel together across town. Soon Ben finishes his service..becomes more matured and is torn with the decision to stay there or go back to california. While in Calfornia he greatly misses the local town and finally decides to go back to enjoy the simple life there.

Do I need to say what is the similarity between the above plot and the movie cars? If you have seen Cars you would realize that the above plot is EXACTLY the same in Cars. For those who have`nt seen Cars, they can go through the plot of Cars here .

Being the cheeky bastards they are,they even had the nerve to actually call Paul Newman`s character in Cars as "Doc". Also the character Mater from cars is a xerox copy version of Melvin the mechanic from doc hollywood.

5,6,7) Toy Story series

Toy story series is by far the most acclaimed animated movie series in history. Recently Toy Story 3 went on to collect among the 5 highest grossing films in history. All three films feature in IMDb top 250 and it is among the most loved movie series of all time. Don`t you dare call this too a rip-off you douchebag.

Well all three are HIGHLY INSPIRED from old animated films

Toy Story 1- The Christmas Toy

"When no people are around, the toys still play in the playroom. But since a toy will be frozen forever if a person catches it out of position, they have to be very careful. It's Christmas Eve, and Rugby the Tiger remembers how he was the Christmas Toy last year, and thinks he's going to be unwrapped again. And it's up to Apple the Doll, whom Rugby supplanted as favorite toy, to tell him what's in store. But Rugby won't believe her, and tries to get into the Christmas package and lets Meteora, Queen of the Asteroids loose. Unfortunately, she doesn't know she's a toy, and thinks she's landed among aliens. And it's up to Apple, Mew (the Cat's toy mouse), and the other toys to get Rugby out of the box and Meteora back in it before they're found and frozen."

Toys who become alive when no humans are around? Gift containing a new toy? Old favourite toy gets jealous? Deluded new toy who thinks he is in outer space and doesnt realize he is just a mere toy??? HOLY SHIT THIS IS THE TOY STORY OF THE 80`S.

Toy Story 2 - Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird

"Big Bird is the central character in this film. Miss Finch, a social worker, upon seeing that he doesn't live with other birds, sets him up to be adopted by a Dodo family. Unfortunately, he is not happy in his new surroundings and, trying to get back to Sesame Street, runs away from there. On the way, he encounters adventure with all kinds of people, and discovers where he really wants to be: his true home-Sesame Street. "

Not a direct rip-off but inspiration for Toy Story-2.

Toy Story 3 - The Brave Little Toaster

From IMDb "When a young boy and his family go on holiday, their household appliances, led by the toaster, think they've been abandoned. They decide, rather than be left alone in the house for who knows how long, to try to find him. So begins a dangerous and amusing venture through the city and countryside."

This is a film about a group of appliances who live to please their owner and also are secretly alive just like the characters in Toy Story. The groups from both the films believe that they have outlived their usefulness and are now useless for their owner.Both the groups decide to take a "epic" journey filled with adventure and comical situations and in the end they both realize that....they were`nt worthless to the master after all.

There is a similar scene in both the films where a character saves the protagonist miraculously from danger(toaster in brave little toaster and claw aliens in toy story 3). But than this is a Disney production so technically it isn`t a ripoff.

Apart from these there are some more accusations of pixar ripping off other film like the connection between woody allen`s ANTZ and pixar`s a bug`z life and and an old film called short circuit having similarities with wall-e and the plot similarities between Little monsters and monsters inc. But all of them look like mere co incidences so haven`t included them here.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

15 Hilarious Google Suggest Results

The 15 personalities below are amongst the most famous and influential people ever..so are these suggest results Funny? or Tragic? or Kickass?

You decide...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Online Anna Hazare fans & the irony of anti-corruption in India

This post isn`t about whether Anna Hazare is a great revolutionist or a retarded douchebag. This post is merely shedding some light on some of his hypocrite supporters.Some of the ways in which Anna`s supporters were protesting are outright bizarre like people in his village doing a no-bath protest here.

However none are half as irritating as Anna`s social-network fans.

In your own facebook wall you would find many such hypocrites whose idea of a protest is to bombard your wall with Anna hazare pseudo-inspirational posts. When put in scoring system..the following are the values of their virtual protesting methods:

[Let us take the highly acclaimed method actress Sonam Kapoor as a prototype to display the mentality of online Hazare fans]

iSupport...the new application from apple

1. Put anna hazare pic as profile photo-score 10 points
2. Put anna hazare`s face along with the background of an Indian flag pic as your profile photo-15 points

3. Post 5 happy goody-goody status per day supporting Anna hazare and the abolishment of corruption in India-20 points

4. Post 5 angry status updates per day about how we are all wasting our time in doing pathetic stuffs like going to your job/feeding your family etc and join the protest - 10 points

5. Like the page "i support anna hazare" - 5 points

6. Abuse the fuck out of any person who does not support Anna`s views eventhough there are high chances that the latter must have read the lokpal bills while the former has`nt.-5 points

7.Compare Anna with mahatma gandhi - 100 points

8. Add the hashtag #isupportannahazare in every tweet u post - 10 points(5 points extra if u have a "support anna hazare" twibbon in ur twitter profile photo while you tweet this)

9. Post "hang kasab" comment or tweet.-50 points

At the end, the total number of points would be proportional to how good an Indian you are.

Anna Hazare has created an image of being the next Gandhi and that this great Indian tamasha is India`s second freedom struggle. Indians have a deluded image in their mind that it`s all the "government`s" fault and that they are all honest hard-working people who have been screwed up by the government. I am not defending the government in any way but these Indians act as if they are very huge patriotic when they have probably not once in their lives sang the national anthem/vande mataram except the times when they were forced to(school/college/Big cinemas multiplex). They are the same Indians who don`t think twice before buying black tickets or paying a huge percentage of real estate amount via cash to evade tax or bribing a traffic cop. They do give excuse for this as "there is no other way out" but the truth they and we all know is that we do it cause its convenient.The most outright disturbing fact is that 99% of online anna hazare fans post about supporting Anna Hazare while using a PIRATED WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM.

"Don`t judge me because i am appearing in a reality show. If Gandhi was alive he would to."

This is what Manu Joseph the dude who exposed the truth about Bharkha Dutt has written in his New York times article rearding the whole comic-revolution
"Most Indians have paid a bribe. Most Indian businesses cannot survive or remain competitive without stashing away undeclared earnings. Almost everybody who has sold a house has taken one part of the payment in cash and evaded tax on it.
Yet, the branding of corruption is so powerful that Indians moan the moment they hear the word. The comic hypocrisy of it all was best evident in the past few months as the anti-corruption movement gathered unprecedented middle-class support"

People login facebook and other such sites just to chill out and to chat with their buddies(and also because they have no life) so please do us all a flavor by keeping your virtual patriotism to yourself. We know we can block you if we are sick of your support-anna campaign but than we would lose out all the precious likes and comments that you have given in our posts in the past. So please just STFU and ejaculate your pseudo-patriotism outside social networking sites. And
if you really from the bottom of your heart support anna`s campaign than there are a lot of productive things you can do like actually going to Delhi and protesting there along with the crowd.

Because if you truly are a patriotic person but are wanking about it only in the internet than you are no different than my friend here....

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Trends in Bollywood that need to Stop !

Search all over internet and you will still find jokes about how bollywood is about couples running around trees. Bollywood does`nt deserve such remarks cause it has developed a lot compared to what it was in the 80`s(unless your film name is aarakshan,than yeah you definitely deserve those remarks). However that does`nt mean that Bollywood is great now. It still sucks and there are still a lot of irritating trends that goes on in bollywood like..

1)Shameless stars relaunching their careers:-

Worst offenders:-
Uday Chopra
Eesha Deol
Jackie Bhagnani

Nepotism is highly prevalent in Bollywood. This has given some really untalented brats of rich celebrities an easy access into Bollywood . These star-sons have become huge failures rejected by the entire country. As if tormenting us with nightmares by releasing horrible films is`nt enough,these "Stars" re-launch themself in their own production house in order to give the audience another chance to realize what a great acting talent they are missing on.

These great acting talents:

2)Stereotype colleges:-

Worst offenders:
kuch kuch hota hain
3 idiots
and basically any bollywood film which involves a college.

Almost all of these bollywood films involve the hero falling in love with the principal`s daughter and probably in a huge clash with the principal-father in law too. Also most such films are about a college which is supposedly the best college of the country or city. Why do these filmmakers not care about ordinary colleges?

Apparently even Indian writers follow this trend:

3)Award show formats

Worst offenders:-
All commercial Bollywood award shows.

Its one thing that their results are completely flawed,lets forget about that fact for now. The biggest issue is how god damn irritating these award shows have become. These days award shows are basically about...

Homosexual references:

Homosexual references featuring karan johar:

Homosexual references featuring karan johar in a show hosted by srk:-

Homosexual references featuring karan johar in a show hosted by srk where srk makes fun of others:-

Homosexual references featuring karan johar in a show hosted by srk where srk makes fun of others and himself:-

Homosexual references featuring karan johar in a show hosted by srk where srk makes fun of everyone while ending up winning the best actor award himself:-

Homosexual references featuring karan johar in a show hosted by srk where srk makes fun of everyone while ending up winning the best actor award in a show whose promos features ...you guessed it.:-

Who do you expect would take this award seriously if the show is promoted by u,hosted by u,u perform in it and end up winning d award too.And please for the love of god cut down on the homosexual jokes. It isn`t funy anymore.Infact it is more gay than the gays themselves.

4)Announcing sequels

Worst offender:
Preety much every big budget film in recent years...from Wanted to blue to partner to every god damn film.

The most popular trend right now is to announce sequels immediately after the first weekend or like Shirish Kunder who announced tees maar khan sequel a week before release.

"Because you know...tees maar khan 1 isnt a sufficient punishment for making my jaan-e-mann a flop.Suffer the wrath of tmk2 too."

It`s not just these huge number of sequels but the fact that sometimes the sequel has nothing really to do with the original.The sequels sometimes don`t even have the same characters like in murder2.They are so very different from the first film.

Murder 1 rip off of a hollywood film
Murder 2 rip off of a korean film. see? SO DIFFERENT!

"Hmmmm maybe Murder 2 at the end of the day....is a proper sequel."

5)South Masala Remakes

Worst offenders:-
Every salman film of recent times
Ghajini-for starting this damn trend.

Well remakes/rip offs aren`t a latest trend. They have been going on since time immemorial. Infact the very foundation of bollywood is based on the audacity to rip off foreign films but act like its an original work of art. Hell Priyadarshan considers it his religion to remake mallu films in bollywood.
But the latest trend we all see is the excessive bastardized irritating remakes of south masala films. You could as well remake the good south films like how the cult classic Hera Pheri did. But nope you just had to venture into that one area where bollywood were better than south(which is by not making 80`s style films) and now proving bollywood is officially worse than south cinema. The ironical part is that such films were often ridiculed by bollywood fans few years before.


Worst offenders:
No one killed Jessica
Delhi Belly

"watch our film and you'll not only get to hear words like gaand but will also get to see some hot girl-on-girl action.Yup,that`s right."

Now i don`t have any problems with usage of profanities. Infact most of my favourite foreign films are filled with profanities. But in Bollywood profanities are used just for shock factor and sensationalism. Hell in trailers of Delhi Belly and No one
killed Jessica..the very selling point of the film is that "look! we have abuses in our films!!This automatically makes us cool!!!"

And our Indian audience for some strange sadistic reason find it hilarious for the mere utterance of abuses.

Holy shit did they just say the BC word in 3-d??Omg that`s so cool and funny.

7) Well there is more :
(i)Irritating comedy slapstick films started by Akshay Kumar and faithfully being continued by Ajay Deyvgn
(ii)Usage of the bodyrig camera which is basically a camera attached to the actor and moves along with actor. DevD started the trend for a tripping scene involving Abhay which made sense because the movement of the camera is perfect for that scene. But now everyone is using it!

Including Imran in Break Ke Baad where the usage of this camera was even used for promotion Here.

This trend isn`t just in Bollywood but even in Bengali and tamil cinema.

(iii)Making a big deal of the Oscar Library where second film including the ones like Yuvraaj,Action Replayy,Khelein Hum Jee jaan sey which are all attrocious films even for Bollywood`s standards are sent. Obviously the people who are responsible for selection of films into this library are a weird cult group from an alternate dimension who consider Taran Adarsh as their god.

Probably why Marlon died in the end of Apocalypse Now..the horror...the horror.

Its only the filmmakers who publicize it as if its an honor that their film was sent to the oscar library but the truth is any and every film good/bad , hit/flop film gets into the oscar library if its released in L.A.

Posting after 8 months gap..... feels good :-)