Most Blatant Foreign Movie RipoffsYeah, we all hate films that tend to be ripoffs of one another. However, I can certainly guarantee you that plagiarizing in a foreign country could turn out to be even worse. Heck, you may see that the team behind these crap claim it to have been "inspired" by something, but its pretty clear we can see through the lie. Tell us what blatant foreign ripoff is the worst in your eyes.
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*Sobs in a dark corner*
No, please! You can't ripoff Captain America that badly. And I'm talking about your favorite First Avenger, I'm talking about that 1990 putrid abomination of a film! You seriously want to knock-off an already terrible film Turkey? Also, this film's iteration of Spider-Man as a sadistic villain, which is the complete opposite of what the source material stood for. Ugh!
Just judging off the picture, I don't even think I need an explanation of what this is.
I'll give it that the visuals are decent for a South Korean animated film. However, Lost in the Moonlight is undeniably almost a blatant rip-off of Spirited Away. Trust me, the trailer and images of the scenes and characters in the movie are almost copying off of those seen in Spirited Away. Right down to the promotional poster as well! The movie has a 5.4 on IMDb, and for good reason. This easily has to be the most blatant foreign rip-off of a Japanese anime movie I've ever seen!
The English translation to this is "Moonlight Palace" this Korean film is a plagiarizing of 2002's "Spirited Away". Heck, there's so much that is similar, that you can't stop thinking about "Spirited Away", and not even in a good way at that!
I had a feeling this movie was going to be a ripoff. My younger brother wanted me to watch this together, but because I was whiny and skeptical about it, he went on to watch it himself. Minutes later, he came back to me, stating I was right all along, going as far as to show me a scene, where the protagonist literally has what appears to be an ARC reactor! Yep, the protagonist is a Tony Stark wannabe. And not just that, it goes on to copy Spider-Man 2's train scene and one of the promotional covers is similar to that of Batman Begins. And to further make things worse, it rips off action scenes from films like The Matrix and Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
Bollywood seriously needs a new team of writers who can actually think of something creative if they want the Superhero genre in India to be unique in its own way. Also, Shah Rukh Khan has done so many better roles than this. Why did he bother taking this one, I'll never know...
Yeah, a ripoff of "Memento"? Christopher Nolan ain't impressed at all.
And this is a film starring Aamir Khan, one of the few Bollywood actors I really openly respect. He's done some really good work, especially "3 Idiots" the following year. Then there's this excuse of an action film which looks suspiciously similar to the Nolan film I just mentioned, except (probably because the production team wanted to play it safe) the hero overcomes and kills the villain for a typical ending.
Just no, no. Not only is it ripping off Star Wars, it even uses stock footage! Can't you get any more lower? Well, it was decades ago, and I'm pretty sure the Turkish entertainment industry has since matured and gotten better. But it still doesn't excuse this shameless ripoff. I mean, it's called "Turkish Star Wars" for a good reason, and it has even developed a cult following, because of how bad this film is.
Known as "Heads or Tails" in Malayalam, this film actually turns out to be a knockoff of a 2009 Korean film "Handphone", which sadly also doesn't credit the film as being an influence. Apparently, many people enjoyed it, yet when the connection is realized, the result is much less impressive.
Ugh. Its "inspired" by a Korean film called The Chaser, yet it doesn't even seem to give credit to it.
A blatant copy of Bruce Almighty. Oh, what a coincidence, they got Amitabh Bachchan to play what Morgan Freeman did 5 years ago, except the execution was HORRIBLE! Amitabh has done some pretty good roles years earlier and later, and I can say the same for Priyanka Chopra (Not so much in the case of Salman Khan), but seriously, Bruce Almighty was a film that could have only been worked out by Jim Carrey.
It's a Brazilian ripoff of... Well this is too obvious. What else is there to say?
Well, time to start adding all those Brazilian Video Brinquedo mockbusters...
So, this crapfest copies TRON, and then goes on to rip off other assorted anime without ever bothering to credit them. It even uses stock footage of the anime it is meant be based upon. Never have I heard an anime film (Debatable considering its South Korean) be this jaw dropping and terrible
A South Korean rip-off of Mazinger Z and Great Mazinger
What's the Matter with Hatter?!
Which by the way is way inferrior to the original Spanish film Abre Los Ojos...typical hollywood, take a great film and barstardize it...and turn it into a pathetic joke.