I know this is supposed to be a purely Nollywood review blog (even though I started off with a Ghanaian production, *sigh*), I just had to write something on this movie face off (so once in a while, there will be some Hollywood in the mix)
Now, never would I have thought there will be a time, a Hollywood Production studio will produce two similar movies and then have them released almost simultaneously but after careful scanning of the industry, I realize that it’s really not that uncommon in the movie capital of the world.
So the next time you are giving Nollywood a hard time (well that’s why am actually here) for being the same, not creative, lacking suspense, not being clever or riveting, just take a long hard look into Hollywood and you will see, there is actually no point re-inventing the wheel…
While am not going to get into a review of both movies, (as the plots are obviously the same – the white house is captured by a gang of terrorists). I will however, give a run-down of Hollywood movies that have been direct copies or have had similar plots in the last decade or more.
Copy Cat Movies:-
There are obviously more copycat movies out there, so feel free to add your movies to the comments, while I try and whip out some Nollywood copycat movies ( there are obviously dozens of these) if I can. In the meantime, let me know which of these movies did better in your opinion?