I never intended all of these to form part of a previous feature as I always wanted the following to squabble among themselves.
When I created my first variety, I obviously had no idea on how it would be received which is why it had links, brief imagery and whatever else I could think of.
The rest as they say, is history.
For the benefit of those who still don't know, I'm kicking off with what I've already shared.
|The X-Men, but before Wolverine and co, there was...|
|The hardcore and more obscure Doom Patrol.|
|Disney's The Lion King criminally ripped off...|
|60's Japanese cartoon Kimba The White Lion.|
I needn't say anything more.
So that's the old ground and possibly new grass mowed and to those who thought I retreated to the past because I'm getting desperate for material couldn't be more wrong than the weather forecast.
Will the following blow more than stick of dynamite? Who knows but I'll at least try to ignite matters.
|This is the cover art to the 1984 isometric computer game Knight Lore (video game was not the term back then). It was actually part of the Sabreman series including Underwurlde and Sabre Wulf. So anyway, you know now why it's here...|
|This is Simon Pegg and good pal David Schwimmer having a decent blast in Jean-Baptiste Andrea's 2006 crime comedy. Look at those arrows describing the personality of 'nutter', 'jinxed' and 'schemer'.|
|Artwork for Guy Ritchie's massively disappointing Snatch, but this thought of the arrow pointing first...|
|Well now let me see, what could this possibly remind Joe Public of? There are no prizes for the broadest of guesses...|
|I'll sum up the cover art to Pink Floyd's masterpiece, The Dark Side of the Moon with one word - iconic. The former does not qualify as a parody and/or spoof because there is no comic angle.|
|Wow, this looks nothing like.... the Indiana Jones writing, oui?|
This was part of Capcom's Three Wonders released in 1991. The other two 'wonders' of the world were Chariot and the curiously named Don't Pull.
|While Thalamus's 1992 sequel to ultimate C64 platform and wickedly gruesome torture screen classic isn't as good as the seminal original, it's still well worth pressing play for...|
|System 3's C64 arcade adventure featured some very clever things like using a knife to interact with a cactus so you could quench some much needed thirst...|
Before moving on, Thalamus successfully chained a double hit combo as Terminator 2 didn't escape either... The music even took a swipe at Brad Fiedel's theme (all in parody of course).
|As seen in the hugely successful Midway arcade game.|
Big bastard El Gigante from Capcom's 2005 action fest Resident Evil 4 or 4 Resident Evil (check the stupid cover art for the proof)...
The above are stills of a cave troll from the first of Peter Jackson's epic adaptations of The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. Draw your own conclusions?
|Nintendo's Gamecube logo.|
|I guess they watched Paul Verhoeven's 1987 satirical sci-fi Robocop.|
|The Nemesis from Resident Evil 3, which is a lazy hybrid of Mr. X from Resident Evil 2.|
|Wesley in Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride scaling a cliff face in pursuit of his true love.|
|Short Circuit (1986)|
You've all heard of and seen Ted right? Well if not, you are really missing out. Here's the very cute and even naughtier bear.
A few years earlier in 2010, this is the titular char of video game Naughty Bear.
Just mere coincidence?
Just look at how similar these are. It's almost as if the situation is virtually in reverse. Incidentally, the DVD sleeve art for Killer Joe is very different to the poster which further magnifies the rip off even more.
It's not only album titles that can be identical as these video game subtitles prove...
Here are some more Revelations, this time from Audioslave and Gene.
Finally, Clive Barker brings something to the fold.
So that's this, but this isn't that. Next time I'll be primarily focusing on video games with other slants too.