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Date: 01/07/05 01:53 PM

13 Responses to Matrix a Rip-Off of Ghost in the Shell?

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    buddy Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2005 at 1:52 pm
    Link: Matrix a Rip-Off of Ghost in the Shell? - This site investigates with scene-by-scene comparisons.


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    Musteval Male 13-17
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    January 7, 2005 at 3:37 pm
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    skywisejf Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2005 at 3:42 pm
    Americans have been ripping of the japanese for a long time (visa versa too) and example is star wars rip of kirosarwa;`s books. ( i think that how you spell it.)
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    smigbaafm Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2005 at 4:37 pm
    I`ve been wondering about some of that stuff....
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    warpedo Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2005 at 4:48 pm
    Yeah, I know. I mean, it`s like two people can`t come up with the same idea, right?

    Anyways, many Japanese films are simply remade in the States with approval

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    Ragdrazi Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2005 at 4:48 pm
    I don`t know. . . I think it`s really more just the fact that they are both "cyberpunk" which is a fairly narrow genre. I like to see you compare anime to anime. Star Wars is not in fact a rip of one of Kurosawa movies (He was a film maker) but several scenes are rather reminiscent.
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    warpedo Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2005 at 4:49 pm
    The hell, I wasn`t finished.

    ...of the original cast. Example: The Grudge, The Ring.

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    Malletman Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2005 at 5:34 pm
    I still maintain that it was a ripoff of Dark City with Ghost in the Shell undertones. :-P
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    JLiu Female 30-39
    863 posts
    January 7, 2005 at 6:46 pm
    Dito on what skywisejf said.
    I could go into it but it`s pointless. There are TONS of U.S. movies that are remakes of Japanese movies. And there are tons of South American movies that are remakes of U.S. movies. In my opinion the Japanese movies are better most of the time. But on the whole most Americans would not like the original movie. The first time I saw an advert for "Matrix" I thought it was a remake of 2 different Japanese movies, "GITS" being one of the two. Then when I saw the trailer I realised it was not. There are just a lot of similaritys as this site shows.
    Anywho, If you like both of those movies check out "Animatrix." It`s really good. The special effects look more realistic then the movie. Adult Swim shows a few of them every other month or so. It`s worth the time to watch.
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    sweetpeas Female 18-29
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    January 8, 2005 at 2:38 am
    I find the error page to be rather entertaining.
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    Kamichi-chan Female 13-17
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    January 8, 2005 at 7:35 am
    Well, since I can`t see the site I can`t say anything (error message). I, frankly, wouldn`t be surprised though. The US has been taking or remaking Japanese (as well as other countries`) ideas for a long time. Not to say they haven`t done the same, but I find the US does it the most...

    I think a lot of it has to do with Americans being impatient. If it isn`t in their language and they don`t get instant gratification (Movies usually lacking plot, usually due to the fact that they have to be fast paced and move quickly onto sex scenes and/or explosions) they don`t watch it. It`s a shame that our country is like that a lot, but...

    For example, "Shall we Dance" was originally a Japanese movie, and mostly dealt with the cultural shame of a man taking dance lessons. It was really interesting, and good, and totally didn`t need a remake... But we remade it anyway, changing some of the most interesting plot (Dealing with culture) along the way. I`m on a bit of a rant, aren`t I? :-

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    angrymonkey Female 13-17
    48 posts
    January 8, 2005 at 3:49 pm
    They are similar films, aren`t they. I reckon although some part co-incide a lot, the Matrix could indeed of ripped off Ghost in the Shell a bit in concept, but there are so many difference it is equally possible that the two parties actually have similar, but original ideas. It probably remain a mystery.
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
    3060 posts
    January 8, 2005 at 7:05 pm
    i got the error page, too.

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