Now that video games have plots more complex than "rescue your girlfriend from tyrannical lizards," they're constantly being accused of trying to be movies. And sure, both mediums are starting to look a lot alike these days, partly because both rely almost exclusively on computer graphics.
But there's another, subtler reason movies and video games feel so similar -- at a steadily increasing rate, movies have been stealing from video games in such sneaky ways that you'd probably never notice it unless someone put both things side by side. So let's do that ...
The Force Awakens Stole As Much From Star Wars Video Games As It Did From The Original Trilogy
One of the bigger criticisms of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was that it borrowed too heavily from A New Hope (for instance, both movies feature a character named "Han Solo"). But that's not the only source it shamelessly lifted stuff from. Remember how surprising it was to watch the aforementioned Han Solo get stabbed through the torso with a lightsaber in the middle of a scene that appeared to be building to a heartwarming father-son hug?
Yeah, nobody was happy about this.
Paradoxically, that moment would have been even more surprising if you had played 2010's Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2, because you wouldn't have expected a goddamn remake:
At least this guy was nice enough to follow through with the hug in Han's final moments.
The game's Battle Of Endor expansion allowed you to murder many beloved Star Wars characters (plus the Ewoks), and Han's death scene features the same style of execution, the same lightsaber color, and even the same disturbingly orgasmic death face as in The Force Awakens. You can see the full scene here, but be advised about watching more from that game, because if this trend continues, you may get spoiled on how Leia gets killed in a double lightsaber duel.
Now let's look at Han's killer, Kylo Ren -- who, in a plot twist, turns out to be his emo son Ben.