Movie Twinning: Same Film, But, Like, Different!

Written by on February 19, 2022

There’s a common gripe about Hollywood that movie studios don’t have any new ideas. Even worse then the constant rehashing of plot ideas is the cinematic phenomenon of movie twins. Sometimes a new idea does float through tinsel town that’s so shiny multiple studios scramble to make the same film, at the same time. From disaster films about asteroids or dormant volcanos to fighter pilots to Wyatt Earp, competing studios have a history of trying to out do each other with the same movie.¬†Jeff and Cory go through a slew of movie twins and decide which is the better same, but different film. As with all twins there is a good twin and a bad twin. Spoiler alert: the later is easily distinguishable by its menacing goatee.

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