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- n. The property of lacking originality, repetitiveness, triteness, banality.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being unoriginal
- n. uncreativeness due to a lack of originality
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Seriously what was a quality show in a tirade of unoriginality is turning into fanserv rubbish.
Perhaps the most suspect of unoriginality is the remake.
In my mind, unoriginality occurs when one attempts to transfer one story from one medium to another without any thought to changing, or even heightening, the themes or messages of the underlying story.
And how can you properly villainize "unoriginality" when it's so vague and all-encompassing, as you've described?
There are occasional, nonintrusive footnotes and more ample notes at the back, though the presence of those is not indicated in the text by interruptive superior numerals; there is also a longish Bibliography (though, as a note warns, not every item in it deals with or is suggestive of "unoriginality"), and a good Index.
But, most of all, the heights in CGI that the James Cameron event reached and the emotional ties to the Trail of Tears, made its basic unoriginality not matter to me.
Also ... the ones who talk about Avatar's unoriginality aren't in any way as repetitive as the ones who talk about it's action scenes and special effects (hooray for the Transformers movies then, huh?)
This of course brings me to the complaint of unoriginality, or the "prequel concept".
The unoriginality of the character breakdowns combined with the fact that Moore seemingly no longer has any influence on the project has significantly diminished my hopes for this film.
How far might unoriginality reside in a habitual tendency to rely on those conventional sets and supersets of labels, as if one were to live under the assumption that the only places in a city it was even possible to go were those subway stops marked with names on a topological map of the underground?
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