And Here Come The Lawsuits From People Who Claim James Cameron Ripped Them Off With Avatar

from the get-in-line dept

I saw Avatar with a friend who didn't know much about the movie heading in, and asked me what it was about -- so I gave her the succinct summary I'd heard from a few others as well: "It's Dances With Wolves with blue people." Of course, while many people have made similar statements, it's also been popular to compare the movie to Pocohantas. However, that was just the start. A little while ago, the site io9 put together an amazing look at the many, many, many different movies/books/stories/artwork that Avatar has been accused of "ripping off."

And, of course, with such a list, you'd have to expect lawsuits -- and they're starting up. A guy in China sued for $146 million, claiming that his online novel was the inspiration. That suit was quickly dismissed. But fear not, now some restaurant owner is claiming that his unmade screenplay was the real inspiration and has sued James Cameron and Twentieth Century Fox.

Or, perhaps, this is a classical story that's been told hundreds of times before in various formats.

As with almost every lawsuit like this, it will almost certainly get dismissed quickly. However, this happens all the time with blockbuster books and movies (just look at how many times JK Rowling has been accused of "ripping off" Harry Potter, or Dan Brown accused of "ripping off" The Da Vinci Code). At some point there should be sanctions against these sorts of bogus lawsuits. In many cases, it seems clear that the people suing see it more as a publicity stunt to get press attention for their book or movie or whatever (hence the reason we're not naming the individuals or their works in this post). In the meantime, though, is anyone taking bets on who's next to sue?


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    Dark Helmet (profile), Mar 10th, 2010 @ 1:54pm

    Hmm...

    Looking back at the older stories, I didn't realize that Holy Blood, Holy Grail had been "thoroughly" debunked as you stated. Where did that come from?

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Mar 10th, 2010 @ 2:04pm

    Re: Hmm...

    Never mind, I was mixing up my books. You were right, that anti-semetic garbage was nixed a while ago....

     

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    Tom Landry (profile), Mar 10th, 2010 @ 2:29pm

    lol, its the story of European expansionism.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 2:34pm

    I'm surprised that whoever created the smurfs didnt sue

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Mar 10th, 2010 @ 2:47pm

    Re:

    They were going to, but Lindsay Lohan preemptively sued The Smurfs for defamation, claiming that Smurfette was based on her, since she's the protypical blonde gang-bang whore....

     

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    Joe, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 2:59pm

    Well Avatar was just a variation of Boy meets Girl, Boy loses Girl, Boy finds Girl, so really then, Avatar is a direct rip of of King Kong.

    Seriously though, part of screenwriting is the concept that there are 7 story archetypes and pretty much all films can be categorized as such. I think Avatar would fall under the Overcoming the Monster archetype.

    http://writingforstagescreen.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_seven_basic_plots

     

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    Reason2Bitch (profile), Mar 10th, 2010 @ 3:00pm

    blue beings

    every smurf in the town wants their cut huh!

     

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    mrharrysan (profile), Mar 10th, 2010 @ 3:03pm

    These people need to read Joseph Campbell"The Hero with 1000 Faces. Avatar, Star Wars, Dances with Wolves, Dune, the story of Moses in the Bible; these are all expressions of the monomyth. These are the types of stories that have resonated with the human psyche for thousands of years.

     

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    sehlat (profile), Mar 10th, 2010 @ 3:04pm

    The basic idea is pretty old to begin with.

    See Poul Anderson's "Call Me Joe" in the April 1957 issue of "Astounding Science Fiction." Body transfer, the whole works, and yes, it's been asked whether Cameron ripped Poul off.

    To which I reply "You can't copyright a story idea." And Poul's story is a lot better than the movie anyway, since it had a plot.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 3:07pm

    Has anyone seen Ferngully?

     

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    Michial Thompson, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 3:10pm

    Tarzan?

    Honestly when I watched Avatar I didn't really think of comparing it to anything else because I was concetrating more on how well the CGI was done, but when someone on here compared it to Daces with Wolves I though year that's pretty close.

    But even Dances with Wolves was based on a number of previous works too.

     

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    Dave (profile), Mar 10th, 2010 @ 3:22pm

    I thought it was a World of Warcraft movie...

    So a human warrior encounters a draenei female. She gets a sign from the Naaru that he is special, so she offers him an escort quest in which he must follow her back to her village without aggroing any mobs. Once he completes the quest and speaks with the faction leaders (one of whom is a draenei shaman), he goes from unfriendly to neutral. He then completes a series of quests every day which raise his esteem, or reputation, with the faction. Quests include the typical 'go here and kill this' types as well as gathering quests.

    Once he reaches honored status, he is offered a quest which gives him his ground mount. Completing ground mount quest opens new dailies. After grinding those, he reaches revered and he must travel to Nagrand(!) to the floating rocks there and complete a quest for his flying mount. After some more daily quest grinding he reaches exalted and is accepted as a member of the faction. The most important faction reward is that the Epic Flight quest chain is unlocked, in which is he awarded a bigger, badder, faster, epic flying mount.

    Finally he grows tired of playing a human warrior and pays Blizzard to change his race permanently to draenei. During the change, of course, his character is unavailable for play until the process is complete.

    Blizzard should sue! Seems pretty cut and dried to me. Or maybe I just play too much.

     

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    i ate my wheatus, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 3:24pm

    we should have the right to

    hit people that have lawsuits like this over head with large Patented WOODEN object known as a baseball bat. YES we should be able to knock you silly for being silly.
    We will need to begin hiring more nurses and doctors and thus create a new economy to replace need for lawyers.

    this industry will be known as BATS ( Boy Areyou That Stupid )
    repeat offenders will be sent to the lead pipe organization to get one more wack before being removed entirely form the gene pool.

     

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    Jake, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 3:36pm

    A Writer's Perspective

    I should point out that it's possible one of these claims is actually true, if not all that likely. That does not mean James Cameron or 20th Century Fox should lose these lawsuits.

    There's no such thing as a truly original story; every writer takes inspiration from things they've seen or read elsewhere, but remixed and rearranged with the aim of keeping people from naming all your sources of inspiration until at least halfway through. If it's obvious by end of the first chapter/pilot episode/first twenty minutes of the film, you need to level up some; if it's obvious before that point you're not even making an effort to do anything transformative, and other, less lazy writers will be annoyed by it. If you make ridiculous amounts of money anyway we will be even more annoyed. With some justification, in my humble opinion.

    But, and I cannot emphasise this enough, a world in which it is possible to sue someone for annoying you is not a world that anyone sane wants to live in.

     

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    DTS, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 3:44pm

    Re:

    Well, it might help that the creator of the Smurfs, Pierre Culliford (otherwise known as Peyo) has been pushing up daisies for 18 years. That said, though, now we need to be surprised that his descendants (I'm not sure if he has any) haven't decided filing a lawsuit, or perhaps some random rights representative organisation.

     

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    Dan, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 3:48pm

    Re: Ferngully

    Yes I have... and I saw the remake called Avatar. (Avatar was better looking but Ferngully was funnier).

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 3:51pm

    Re: The basic idea is pretty old to begin with.

    That's one of my favorite short stories. Admittedly, I still thought of Dances with Wolves as the first similarity.

    I think Avatar's generic and cliched script is what makes it similar to most other stories in existence. It was trite, predictable, unsurprising, and with plot elements that seem to have come right out of a Make-A-Script automation program.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 3:53pm

    Re: I thought it was a World of Warcraft movie...

    Bravo, although you forgot the part about him encountering a red elite mob out in the forest with his party and having to jump off a cliff so it couldn't pat down to him. Luckily there was water so he didn't die from falling damage.

     

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    knowwhatimean?, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 3:57pm

    lies

    C'mon now. I understand if maybe Avatar didn't have enough complexities, or you found it had too many familiar story beats, but to say it had no plot is just a flat out lie. It certainly does have a plot, and a classic one at that. People make it seem like the movie was 2 1/2 hours of nothing, however it had WAY more of a story then recent blockbusters like Transformer 2, 2012, Star Trek. I mean, did you miss about how the movie was about a crippled ex-marine taking over his brothers spot in a science program on a distant moon? How he got seperated from his group and encountered the navi? The constant back and forth between worlds, falling in love, exploring Pandora, and giving recon to Quaritch? Then him losing both respect of the humans and Na'vi, forcing to redeem himself. That is very much a story, and quite a solid one. There's also plenty of great sci-fi ideas explored. If you wanted to argue there was some cheesy dialogue, I'll happily agree, but to say it had no plot is DUMB.

     

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    knowwhatImean, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 4:03pm

    And despite generic story beats, I firmly believe that the film was so visually overwhelming that audiences needed to feel comfortable with it to accept the film. But still, if you can name a movie that focuses on a love story between aliens (CGI ones nonetheless) in a live-action movie, please point it out. It's never been done before. It seems like people give so much other generic reused plots a pass (Star Trek, Star Wars??), but hold it against Avatar SO hard because it really was revolutionary in many ways..but of course that's never enough. Really it's about the plot execution anyway, which was excellent in Avatar...what's cliche is that snobby filmgoers dismiss a story because it wasn't "unpredictable". Give me a break.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 4:04pm

    Re: lies

    If you really think Avatar's plot was significantly developed or made sense or had any semblance of quality, well, I feel sorry for you. I think you must not have exposed yourself to very much good literature if your taste is so non-discriminating.

    Yes, all those other movies also had terrible plots. That doesn't mean Avatar didn't have one as well.

    Yesterday I read Lucius Shepard's blistering review of movies released in 2003 (which included monsters like the last 2 Matrix movies), and it feels even more relevant today.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 4:08pm

    Re: lies

    A perfect excerpt from the link in my above reply:



    JUGHEAD: Sorry, I got confused, because I have a feeling the next little while is going to be about wandering around a jungle being chased by one ridiculously hostile creature after another. Is there anything in this movie that isn't derived from other movies?

    RED-SHIRT: I keep it straight by remembering that the animals here are way more colourful.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 4:10pm

    Re: lies

    I've personally never said it had no plot. I said the plot is the very definition of banal. I saw everything that happened just by watching the trailer. It tried,/i> to have a good plot and spent a lot of time on it, but the plot just plain sucked, it wasn't anything new at all; it was overly derivative. I would have preferred if they threw out the plot and just filled the rest of the movie with action, then I could at least say "It's a shameless action flick, what do you expect?"

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 4:29pm

    I just have one question - with all the millions of dollars spent on that film, they couldn't come up with a better name than "unobtainium"?!?

    I mean, seriously...

     

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    DJ, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 4:50pm

    how 'bout the military

    I just could help noticing that the main combatants were the Marines and the Na'vi...hmmmm....

     

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    Ross Nicholson, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 4:53pm

    Who wrote Avatar?

    I provided the stories for Avatar and Titanic, most of the technological concepts in the movie. Living Avatar, tree communication, braided queue plug-in, etc. I spent less than a day working on the concepts.



    --
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    Found pheromone cure for crime, addiction & perversion
    Proposed GA's HOPE ScholarshipProgram (BrightFutures).
    Poems for DeadPoetsSociety &sax solo, lyrics for "Light&Day" Spotless Mind
    Filming Star Wars was my idea
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    IIRC, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 6:01pm

    1) Some time ago, there was an attempt to patent a plot or story line. I think they lost that argument.

    2) Copyright does not include similar stories, it only precludes exact copies.

    3) Upon what is their complaint based ?

     

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    Mr. Oizo, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 6:16pm

    Re:

    Because Peyo is dead and he himself was 'ripped off' by a Dutch guy who made a song about the smurfs, scored a small hit with it, but never paid Peyo for the use of the name. So if he were alive he probably would now how ridiculous such a lawsuit would be.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 6:41pm

    Re: I thought it was a World of Warcraft movie...

    Epic! Just Epic!

     

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    John Fenderson (profile), Mar 10th, 2010 @ 6:48pm

    Re: lies

    OK, it didn't have a well-executed plot.

    It wasn't 2 1/2 hours of nothing. It was 2 1/2 hours of CGI.

    But you're right about one thing -- it was better than Transformers 2 and Star Trek. That's certainly damning with faint praise, though.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 6:54pm

    Re: Re: lies

    But I disagree entirely. The plot is far too muddled and internally inconsistent to be "classic". It's merely entirely derivative, which is something else. It's not solid, and no redemption occurs. Redemption would be coming back to what was once lost. That doesn't happen in the movie in any form.

    People like to dismiss lazy scriptwriting with "well, what do you expect?". I expect a better script, because it is just not that hard to do. It is not difficult to shore up the glaring inconsistencies and nonsense in Avatar's plot. The thing reads like it was written by an 8-year old (actually the premise is something Cameron has wanted to do since he was young). As someone in that thread I linked mentioned, a sensible plot is not an unreachable ideal, it is a starting point.

    Ask yourself this: why would you put SO much effort into the graphics of a movie, and deliver it with such an obviously terrible script? It's like having a hamburger with an incredible scrumptious bun, and a rotted meat patty.

    I could go on and on but others have already said it better in so many places. Great Sci-Fi concepts weren't explored. Plot threads went nowhere. Characters were irrelevant. Moral actions had no context and were never explored. Opportunities for dramatic tension were relentlessly ignored. Even the fact that the hero was in a wheelchair didn't actually matter at all in the movie.

    It's just a movie with incredibly lavish graphics, and a remarkably terrible plot.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 6:56pm

    Re:

    It's a portmanteau borrowed from the sci fi world, but I think it was poorly placed. It was so blatant it broke the fourth wall for me, as did other references like "shock and awe"

     

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    BearGriz72 (profile), Mar 10th, 2010 @ 7:10pm

    Re: I thought it was a World of Warcraft movie...

    w00t

     

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    BearGriz72 (profile), Mar 10th, 2010 @ 7:14pm

    Flattened by Wall of Text

    ________________

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 7:14pm

    Re:

    My buddy told me it was Ferngully with giant robots.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 8:08pm

    "It's Dances With Wolves with blue people." - that's brilliant, as an insult. Right up there with Start Trek Voyager being "Gilligan's Island" in space.

     

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    Jake, Mar 11th, 2010 @ 4:42am

    Re: Re:

    It's actually an engineering term; if someone comes up with a mechanically sound design that nevertheless requires a material more strong and light and/or with a higher melting point than anything currently known to man, they refer to it as 'needing unobtanium'.
    Presumably, the in-story justification is that when someone figured out this new metal's properties, some major engineering project had found their unobtanium and the nickname stuck. They might have run with "adamantine" if they wouldn't inevitably be accused of ripping off The X-Men.

     

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    Joe Derivative, Mar 11th, 2010 @ 8:15am

    The innovation corallary to Sturgeon's Law

    90% of everything is derivative. Our laws should do a better job of dealing with that, because it's kinda dumb when we have articles like this and seriously consider whether or not lawsuits based on them would succeed.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 11th, 2010 @ 8:26am

    you should put the names and book names of the people suing
    you may not be interested but i am, Im sure other blogs actually list thier sources and explain in detail their position, seems like you got tired and didnt want to finish your article

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 11th, 2010 @ 8:28am

    ""A little while ago, the site io9 put together""

    what so now you dont link to the stories you leach from?

     

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    :), Mar 11th, 2010 @ 2:30pm

    Red vs Blue has more story telling then AVATAR LoL

    Caboose where are you?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 11th, 2010 @ 3:24pm

    Re:

    "what so now you dont link to the stories you leach from?"

    Did you just leave your brain at the door or something? you didn't even finish the sentence. Mike put the link to the io9 article in the last part of the sentence that said "the many, many, many different movies/books/stories/artwork that Avatar has been accused of "ripping off." "

    perhaps you should get your eyes or your brain checked.

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Mar 11th, 2010 @ 3:58pm

    Re:

    what so now you dont link to the stories you leach from?


    See the blue text? It's called a link. Try clicking it.

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Mar 11th, 2010 @ 3:59pm

    Re:

    you should put the names and book names of the people suing
    you may not be interested but i am, Im sure other blogs actually list thier sources and explain in detail their position, seems like you got tired and didnt want to finish your article


    Heh. I explained clearly why I did not want to do that. Not because I "wasn't interested" but because I didn't want to give them free advertising, which is what their lawsuits are about. If you want to find the names of the books and the authors, there's some blue text, which is something called a link. You can click on it and magically the answers will appear.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 12th, 2010 @ 5:16am

    Re:

    "I'm surprised that whoever created the smurfs didnt sue"

    or the Boston "Blue Men"...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 12th, 2010 @ 5:23am

    Avatar

    I'm just sad every time someone spends an enormous amount of money making a sci-fi film - and doesn't make a film of Haldeman's "The Forever War" what a waste!

     

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    Justin, Mar 14th, 2010 @ 10:55pm

    I'm fairly certain Cameron drew heavy inspiration from, and in some cases outright ripped off, several older stories. Looking at the similarities between Avatar and Firekind (along with the fact that Firekind was published right before Cameron started working on his first version of Avatar), it's pretty compelling stuff.

    But, so what? Was the creator of Firekind at all damaged by this? No. If anything he's getting some free publicity and sympathy from his friends. The world got a great visual movie to enjoy, the studios made a lot of money, nobody was hurt, everybody wins. Hell, if Cameron ripped off ideas from other people he probably doesn't even remember it. The human mind is funny that way.

    This whole obsession with who ripped off who is ridiculous. Some of the most beloved works of art are shameless regurgitations of what has come before. Shakespeare, anyone?

     

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    hablahablalabla, Mar 31st, 2010 @ 12:43pm

    Re: Re:

    lol AGREED!

     

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    nerd, Mar 31st, 2010 @ 12:49pm

    Re: Re: Re: lies

    Well arnt you just a complete asshole!

     

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    nerd, Mar 31st, 2010 @ 12:50pm

    Re: Re: Re: lies

    Well arnt you just a complete asshole!

     

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    Prick, May 2nd, 2010 @ 3:01am

    Pocahontas will sue. Or perhaps people tired of repeated plotlines and bad dialogue.

     

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