So my kids were watching the movie Turbo the other day…(don’t look at me like that, I didn’t watch it!) (Plus it was free from the library, how could I say no to them?) I had to walk through the room a few times unfortunately, and overheard a few things.
Such as: Turbo asks a group of snails if “anyone in the back has any questions.” Granted, this is not a big thing, but it raised my suspicions, because it sounded sort of familiar…
Another scene, one character says to another that, with “my brains and your speed, we should get matching costumes or something.” And I thought “Say WHAT? That sounds VERY familiar.” (This isn’t a direct quote, but I wasn’t about to sit through the damn film and capture every word exactly. Sorry. Maybe I should have.)
One scene near the end, one snail tells his brother that the thing he likes most about him is that he never gives up.
And by that point I was furious. I’ll let the first example slide, as well as another example where a character says his ears are burning, because those are fairly common comments that could come from anywhere really, but the others…? Those scenes sounded like they were lifted straight out of the Megamind movie.
So I am extremely disappointed with DreamWorks right now. Extremely, massively disappointed, and angry.
Megamind is not considered worthy of a sequel, but apparently it is okay to plagiarize. Yes, similar ideas and themes show up in different films in different ways, but this just seems like plagiarism to me.
Yer KILLIN’ me DreamWorks.
And I’m sorry if I have offended anyone who likes the Turbo movie, my kids liked it, but I think DW should not have reworked stuff from Megamind into another film like this.
People didn’t like Megamind apparently so lets take lines and concepts from the movie and put em on snails
that will do better