If Everything Is a Remix has taught us anything, it’s that knocking a movie for not telling a “new” story is pointless. Stories are inherently familiar—it’s all about the way you tell them.
Take this weekend’s Real Steel, a real underdog sports movie about robot boxing. But take the machines out of the equation and you have something pretty close to the classic Stallone flick Rocky. Really, nothing wrong with that.
Our infographic wizards have once again worked their magic to dissect the robot movies of the past and the human movies that appear to have inspired them. Think of them as Movies 2.0.