Movies That Stole Footage From Other Films

Filming a movie is not an easy task, it requires many techniques and manpower to create a good movie. Usually, the audience thinks that whatever they are seeing on screen was created or captured for the story only. Yes, it is, but sometimes they are wrong. Sometimes the director or studio stole some of the footages from some other movies. Here are Movies That Stole Footage From Other Films

1) Star Trek: Generations

Modifying footage for a different film is one thing but reusing the exact same scene like using the same explosion in two films in the same series is something else. Everyone remembers when Captain Kirk and Sulu joined forces to take down a Klingon, bird-of-prey. In Star Trek Generation just three years later the exact same explosion was used to end its own climatic map.

2) Transformers: Dark of the Moon


The plots of Transformers and the Island could not be farther apart. A story about the aliens reboot at war and other is a vision of the future where close of the wealthy are grown to be harvested for their organs. The Director Michael Bay made sure the two movies could be forever linked when he reused the footage from Islands chase sequence in the third Transformer with a deadly robot added on top.

3) Star Wars Episode II


George Lucas’s prequel trilogy finally look fancy how the fate of the Jedi Order and the Galaxy at large was cited by bringing the movies heroes into the inner sanctum of the Jedis High Council. One production was shifted from England to Australia between episodes, these bit players for suddenly a world away. Instead of filming the council for another film Lucas decided to use the exact same footage using computers to cut and paste the reactions in two different shots or positions.

4) Hitman


A video game adaptation turned out to be disappointing is nothing new. The director had some unique ideas for the story of a genetically engineered assassin, but the studio thought audiences should actually see his original story instead of getting only hints. Fox decided that instead of filming the scenes it would just use the footages from one of their previous shows Dark Angel.

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