With Watch Dogs making its way to Bollywood, it's time to look back at the growing list of video games turned Indian blockbusters.
I had no idea this was even a thing, but I'm glad I do now.
Neither did I. Here's the 4 games-turned-movies: 1) Watch Dogs as Terminate Terrorism 2) Uncharted as Ek Tha Tiger 3) Max Payne 3 in Rodies 9 4) Assassins Creed Blatent copies... kinda dumb... Thanks, Bollywood, for continuing to bank on plagiarism of one form or another.
Isn't Uncharted basically a Indiana Jones rip off to begin with? Max Payne, although it's one of my top 5 favorite game series of all time, takes a massive inspiration from old detective movies.
i bet you that the watch dogs rip off movie is better than the story thats told in the game....
@gamerfan0909 I do get what you're saying, but inspiration and influence are very different from plagiarism. http://www.twinfinite.net/w... The screen shot doesn't show influence, it is completely imitating uncharted. Now, I don't know about this Bollywood plot line, but the marketing campaign is uncannily similar to Uncharted, and I wouldn't doubt the characterizations and plot-lines are also frighteningly similar.
I've watched Ek Tha Tiger...I platinumed all 3 Uncharted games. They can't be further apart. Uncharted is about a treasure hunter always looking for the next loot to make him rich. Ek Tha Tiger is about a RAW agent (Indian Intelligence) falling for an ISI agent (Pakistani Intelligence) and how that leads to a complete disaster in their relationship and diplomacy between the two countries. Please do some research before talking out of your ass (to the author and you). Thanks, uniformed westener, for continuing to being ignorant and undermining any other culture/race that isn't Caucasian. White Power!
@sourav93 "Please do some research before talking out of your ass (to the author and you). Thanks, uniformed westener, for continuing to being ignorant and undermining any other culture/race that isn't Caucasian. White Power!" I'm sorry if I offended you over a mere mention of plagiarism, but my lack of knowledge about the actual movie has no merit on the disgusting resemblance of the marketing. Yes, I WAS WRONG to assume that the characterizations or plot might be the same; but a rip-off is a rip-off. If they're willing to rip-off a certain sameness, then why would they stop there? If someone blatantly stole your work, would you come to the defense of the that? I would hope not. Resorting so quickly to racist remarks makes me question your faith in hate. It's a silly conclusion that apparently not only westerners make. I can tell you liked the movie and that's why it irked your ire, but to abhor me so quickly shows you're as/more disgusting as you assume I am. Yes, the marketing similarities are gross, and plagiarism is foul in ANY form; and that's why I wouldn't support any of those movies.
first of all,terminate terrorism is not an bollywood movie,indai is a big country and has multiple cinema industries,its an tollywood movie and tollywood has a past of copieng hollywood and gaming world and ek tha tiger was not an uncharted movie,only its poster was copied from it and rodies 9 is not an movie,its an tv reality show and its add's were copied from max paye poster and same is with assassins creed it is also not an bollywood movie and is an tollywood movie.
Bollywood has run out of fresh ideas for a while now, only good movies are those up and coming new directors/actors. Only Amir Khan makes come unique movies that are hit world wide
they ripped off video games and amercian tv shows and even amercian movies , they made a movie exactly with the same plot as "she is the man" they didn't change a thing ...
funny stuff, bollywood always pleases in some way
That Uncharted ripoff looks nice, I might check it out. The rest not so much.
I've watched Ek Tha Tiger...I platinumed all 3 Uncharted games. They can't be further apart. Uncharted is about a treasure hunter always looking for the next loot to make him rich. Ek Tha Tiger is about an RAW agent (Indian Intelligence) falling for an ISI agent (Pakistani Intelligence) and how that leads to a complete disaster in their relationship and diplomacy between the two countries.
There was also Ra.One that stole a lot from InFAMOUS.
Watched Ra.One. No link to infamous whatsoever. The movie is about 2 characters in a video game; the hero and the villain, coming into the real world and causing havoc. One of the powers (out of many) might be similar to that of inFamous (electricity,telekinesis), but not a single plot or theme link with infamous.
Still better than what Hollywood gives us sometimes...Geezzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzz
i always find these strange, but hey I'm not from there.
For uncharted, only the Wardrobe seems similar with the Bollywood film Ek Tha Tiger; in fact, the main actor is in that outfit for only a total of 10 mins in the whole film. Plot line is nowhere close to each other. The Max Payne "rip-off" is a reality TV show; a reality show can't rip off a game's story/plot. Yes the ad campaigns and the posters do look eerily similar. And since it's a TV show, it can't be "Bollywood", since that refers to the Indian film industry. That's like me saying Two and a half men is a Hollywood movie; it's not. The Terminate Terrorism (though I've never heard of it or it's actors) only has it's posters similar to WD, as pointed out by the author. But I can't comment any more on that. That Assassin's Creed rip off, dunno if it is a rip off or not, because it's not Bollywood. It's South Indian, so it doesn't come under that category. Bollywood films are only films with the language Hindi (India's national language) spoken in the films. My point is that, not much research goes into these articles, and you get people commenting on them and blatantly accusing the culture of knowing nothing but plagiarism and crap like that. I won't deny it, there are definitely some films that blatantly copy things from hollywood movies, and sometimes games. but these can be counted on one hand, compared to the 1000+ films released per year in the country. I get it, it's easy being ignorant. But in that case, save yourself the effort and please keep your ignorance to yourself. Thanks.
LOL. Calm down man. I'm Indian and live in India and Bollywood mostly churns out immature garbage. I watch very select Bollywood movies after my wife recommends them because I'm sick of watching entire scenes lifted from Hollywood productions. There's no reason for this --- > "I get it, it's easy being ignorant. But in that case, save yourself the effort and please keep your ignorance to yourself. Thanks." Again Calm down.
Yeah I guess I kinda went off the rails there. But you have to admit, there /are/ some ignorant people out there went it comes to these sort of things. I usually don't bother commenting on these sort of articles, but title and the comments made me want to. Tbf, I rarely watch Bollywood movies nowadays anyways, just maybe the one or two major ones a year. Heck, I don't even live in India. Anyways, sorry if I may have offended anyone.
Trailer inbound...... https://www.youtube.com/wat... It looks like that it does have it's own story.....why they chose to still copy WD appearance-wise is a mystery..
I think they just looks for something current and striking to rip off for their promo. I'm a graphic designer and my experience with companies who outsource to Indian designers is the same idea: rip off designs from successful American companies, pretty much pixel for pixel with little to no innovation. Obviously condemning an entire country is pretty racist, but I will say it's a common trend there at least.
That stupid trench coat connection across the chest looks even worse in live-action.
STILL better than Uwe Boll.
It's a shame. Indian cinema has some brilliant films but all the Bollywood shite kills it. Oh well, the actresses are stunning so decent trade off. If you want to check a blinder watch Gangs of Wasseypur - Indian Scorsese!
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