So far, James Cameron’s Avatar has been accused of plagiarizing everything from obscure 50s sci-fi to Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest. But nothing has compared to the uncanny resemblance between the Na’avi and the cover of this 1985 comic, Timespirits #6 (as discovered by Superpunch). Here’s a side-by-side comparison here, if you’re into the whole things-appearing-abreast… thing. There’s an even more thorough breakdown of the visual similarities here.
Wikipedia doesn’t say anything about the plot of Timespirits, which is insane, as Wikipedia’s comic book synopses tend to be twice as thorough as entries for presidents or historical battles. Nonetheless, considering Avatar‘s enormous budget and everyone involved’s deep pockets, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a lawsuit from Timespirits authors Steve Perry (not the guy from Journey) and Tom Yeates. And if the case did go to court, it is my fervent hope that everyone involved wear 3-D glasses.
I want more like this!
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