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When copycat becomes cultural norm in China [Copy link] 中文

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This post was edited by angela627 at 2012-3-14 13:26

It is not an easy task to design a really original and creative movie poster. Given the number of movies in existence, no matter what is put into a movie poster, it probably has already been used somewhere else.
But what you will see below has nothing to do with draining creativity. It is plain copycat. For all the movie posters shown below, the Chinese movies on the right were released after the foreign ones on the left.

France: Taken (2008) VS. China: The Killer Who Never Kills (2011)

The Eye VS. Illusion Apartment

US: Fahreheit 9/11 (2004) VS. China: Dear Enemy (2011)

US: Yours, Mine and Ours (2005) VS. China: Perfect Wedding (2010)

The Tailor of Panama VS. Let The Bullets Fly

US: Valentine’s Day (2010) VS. China: Hot Summer Days (2010)

US: Ocean’s Twelve (2004) VS. China: Fit Lover (2008)

No Turning Back VS. If You Are the One

UK: Love Actually (2003) VS. China: Fit Lover (2008)

US: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) VS. China: Welcome to Sha-ma Town (2010)

US: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) VS. China: Welcome to Sha-ma Town (2010)

South Korea: Sad Movie (2005) VS. China: You Ren La Wu Mi (2011) VS. China: The Allure of Tears (2011)

US: Vantage Point (2008) VS. China: Seven 2 One (2009)

Thailand: Phobia 2 (2009) VS. China: Midnight Beating (2010)

US: Street Kings (2008) VS. China: Chongqing Blues (2010)

US: Boogeyman (2005) VS. China: Midnight Beating (2010)
SouthKorea: A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) VS. China: Illusion Apartment (2010)

US: Addicted to Love (1997) VS. China: Sophie’s Revenge (2009)

US: Flags of Our Fathers (2006) VS. China: Jing Tian Dong Di (2009)

France: The Pianist (2002) VS. China: Iris Chang – The Rape of Nanking (2007)

US: Daddy Day Camp (2007) Vs. China: Eaters (2010)

UK: Pirate Radio (2009) VS. China: Live with Fashion (2011)

US: The Ides of March (2011) VS. China: Lao Nan Ren Li Xian Ji (2011)

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