The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time = Godfather Part II
Nintendo 64’s Ocarina of Time and the Godfather II are similar in a number of ways. For one, they both are debatably the best of their series. They are also routinely seen in top 10 lists due to their captivating storylines, memorable protagonists, and ability to entertain decades after their creation. While many games and movies have been made since, few have rivaled the excellence portrayed in these two carefully-crafted, artistic masterpieces. Wait a minute, this description isn’t funny at all. This is CollegeHUMOR, not CollegeINFORMATION. In that case…boobs! Phew, that was close.
Asteroids = Transformers
Asteroids and Transformers prefer not to focus too much on “following an understandable plot” or “developing characters.” Those things are for sissies! Instead, they hone in on the one thing that everyone can get behind. Blowing stuff up! Unfortunately, both get really old after about thirty minutes…well, unless you are told by a friend that you can actually sneak a peak of Megan Fox’s side nipple if you look for it at the 73 minute mark. Are you still there? You have left to go check if it’s true, haven’t you? Dang it! I knew this should have been the closer…
Myst = Donnie Darko
These two single-handedly created the need for the abbreviation, “WTF.” Myst received a strong following which led to the moderately successful sequel titled Riven. Luckily for all of you Donnie Darko fans out there, a Darko sequel will also be out in the not-too-distant future. Well, unless someone gets in the way of the director’s bluish, misty wormhole thingy that he is predestined to follow thus stopping time and possibly inverting parallel universes. Wow, super trippy!
World of Warcraft = Lord of the Ring Series
I know you think this is almost too easy to make, but know that I am not basing it on superficial grounds. I don’t care that both contain elves, humans, dwarves, wizards, or that they have very nerdy followings. Instead, I think the similarity is better seen when we look a little deeper. For example, when you look at the bulk of what makes up these two pieces, you begin to see a lot of something. That something is filler. While I love Lord of the Rings with all of my heart, I accept the fact that the entire third movie almost exclusively follows Sam and Frodo hiking through some mountains. Likewise, I realize that in WoW a person may spend an hour or two wandering around in hopes of finding ‘blood amber’ for Felwood in hopes of gaining a level. What’s funny is that although there technically isn’t a lot going on, they are still really enjoyable…Like this article…maybe.
Mortal Kombat = Any Steven Seagal Movie
You know that one bar that you always go to? It’s the one where you have inscribed your initials into your favorite table. Well, do you know why you like it so much? One word, familiarity. You like knowing that you’ll end up eating Qdoba with your friend Kyle at 2:00 in the morning. It’s the same reason why you love Mortal Kombat games and Steven Seagal movies. You know exactly what you’re getting into. No, you won’t experience anything life changing, and yes, it will probably suck, but you know what? By the end of the night you know you’ll see some good ole-fashioned eye gouging. Proof(//www.collegehumor.com/video:1824343).
Modern Warfare 2 = Avatar
Modern Warfare 2 and Avatar share a great deal of similarities. First of all, they are simply beautiful to look at. At least that is what I hear…I didn’t see Avatar in 3D and my computer isn’t even able to run MW2 well on the lowest settings, but I’m sure everyone isn’t lying, right? Right. In addition, both have been financially successful. Actually, that’s a bit of an understatement…Modern Warfare 2 made $550 million worldwide during its first five days on the market. Not to be outdone, Avatar recently surpassed the two-billion mark in less than two months after its initial release. Interestingly, these two giants also share similar flaws. Although their main characters are captivating, the overall stories lack that certain something. Modern Warfare 2 is too brief, and Avatar’s too unoriginal. I don’t know if you know this, but Avatar’s original title was Fern Gully 2: Dances with Pocahontas.
Superman 64 = Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
No explanation needed.
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