Where the f---- do they get these m0r0|\|$?
Okay sorry for the language but what I saw --- that was the last straw. Why is it that every single d@|\/||/|ed time I watch local TV shows and movies I get a visual feast of blatant imitation designs?!
Like that time I went to see this local mech film just to promote the local film industry --- this juggernaut of a mech comes lumbering into the screen somewhere in the last part of the movie. It had superb design really.
Until it showed its backside and you see these protrusions from its back that reminded me strongly of a---
"Isn't that a character from Halo?" my wife asked, oblivious that Covenant Hunters are heavy troopers in that PC game, and not a unique character.
Great, even my wife who's not a gamer recognized the source. Why'd they have add the darned protrusions?
Now there's a robot in the local TV show that's strongly reminiscent of the Super Battle Droid of Star Wars fame.
C'mon guys we can do better than this.
Forgive the initial tirade, but this isn't a "you're hopeless" article. This is a wake up call. I know you can do it.
To uphold this saddening trend --- this is death for our reputation. Even my 13-year old brother-in-law can see the obvious imitations.
Unintentional mediocrity is one thing, intentional mediocrity arising out of recycling familiar concepts just to siphon in more cash is another --- it's an iota short of desecrating the source material.