Originally Posted by Saquist
Everything is a rip off of something...it's how you do it.
Actually it's how you look at it.
I think the difference lies only in whether the viewer enjoyed the result.
If they don't - it's a rip-off.
If they do - it's inspiration/homage/tribute...........whatever phrase one wants to use.
Myself, I don't believe there are many original tales left either, so it'll be a case of how the latest example is executed by the makers.