05-03-2008, 11:55 PM
I just started watching the first few episodes of ergo proxy and it jumped into my head that it was kinda reminding me of blade runner. It's come across many times that certain series remind me of certain other series, or that one director's trying to take from something and pass it off in their new style or whatever. I've had a lot of things remind me of blade runner (which incidently like many other films, was influenced by Fritz Lang's metropolis), and it gets me to wondering at a point if I really like it as much anymore. Does anybody else get disuaded by the fact that a series your watching is very similar to another. I'm not talking clumping all giant robot mech anime in to one category, but more the evolution of formulated plots. Who likes seeing new twists on an old story, or does it ever weigh down on you and now you only hunt for as much originality as possible? I'm enjoying ergo proxy and it is taking turns from where I saw it going in the first episode, but I can't help but think that my connection to other films/shows/reading material of the same formula mildly dilutes the essence of the series.