Movies & TV | 8 months ago

We're assuming you've seen Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 by now, or else you wouldn't be reading this to see if you didn't notice the same similarities we did...

Beyond the vaguer similarities - a young human male caught out of time who finds himself slowly falling for a kick-ass alien female as they travel across the universe, saving it one mission at a time - there is a very specific episode that the overall plot of the Marvel sequel reminded us of.

Like, a lot.

The episode we're talking about is "A Bicyclops Built For Two", from the cult show's second season.

Now, we are IN NO WAY SAYING that this was blatant copying, but we couldn't help but notice the point-for-point plot-turns as they happened, such as:

Futurama: the gang are in a massive shoot-out, when Leela suddenly happens across a long lost member of her race, another cyclops named Alcazar.

GOTG2: the gang are in a massive shoot-out, when Quill (Chris Pratt) suddenly happens across a long lost member of his race named Ego (who also happens to be his father, played by Kurt Russell).

Futurama: the gang head to Alcazar's home planet, which is almost completely barren of life, and Alcazar gives Leela a detailed history of their shared race.

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GOTG2: the gang head to Quill's home planet, which is almost completely barren of life, and Ego gives Quill a detailed history of their shared race.

Futurama: Leela's primary love interest Fry isn't completely sold on Alcazar's story, and goes wandering looking for answers, and ends up accidentally stumbling across it (in a forbidden valley).

GOTG2: Quill's primary love interest Gamora (Zoe Saldana) isn't completely sold on Ego's story, and goes wandering looking for answers, and ends up accidentally stumbling across it (in a forbidden cave).

Futurama: There's a massively funny 80's reference to Married With Children.

GOTG2: There's a massively funny 80's reference to Pac-Man.

Futurama: Confronted with the truth, Alcazar admits to being a shape-shifting alien who kinda just wanted to sleep with as many different races as possible, just to make some money.

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GOTG2: Confronted with the truth, Ego admits to being a shape-shifting alien who kinda just wanted to sleep with as many different races as possible, just for a little more power.

Futurama: It ends with the team coming together to kick Alcazar's ass, but Leela being a little sad about not really knowing her place in the universe.

GOTG2: It ends with the team coming together to kick Ego's ass, but Quill being a little sad about not really knowing his place in the universe.

So what you reckon? Are we reading into similarities that aren't really there? Or now that we've laid it out, do you see the likenesses too?

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