21 January 2009
Benjamin Button, meet Forrest Gump
Last month I blogged the trailer for Benjamin Button. Today J-Walk featured a video that compares the parallels between Benjamin Button and Forrest Gump. It's an interesting analogy. WARNING: contains spoilers re the plot.
Update: Between this morning and now, the YouTube clip has been blocked because of a "copyright claim by Paramount Pictures Corp" so I can't show it. That's a cheap maneuver. I'll keep an eye out to see if some other clip will be posted. Basically the original showed that the entire plot of Benjamin Button is a reworking of the plot of Forrest Gump. Probably true. I enjoyed Gump and expect to enjoy Button when I get a chance to see it. I wish the studios didn't feel they have to play these little mind games to protect their turf.
Second update: Found the video on a non-YouTube venue. I'll repost this blog entry at the top again and hope the video stays active for a while.
The similarity of the two movies is discussed at this link and at this one. Video found here.