There are only six stories you can tell, or so the saying goes. There aren’t any new ideas, just endless ways to repackage old ones. Everything has been done before, and is derivative to some degree or another. Bearing that in mind, you’d think that so-called cineastes wouldn’t be so quick to label everything that comes down the pike as plagiarism. That kind of attitude can keep so called fans from seeing the forest for the trees. Even more crippling is the idea that something has to be revolutionary to be worth the time of a true connoisseur. I am so thankful that I have never fallen victim so such a narrow mindset. Otherwise, I’d never be able to muster any kind of excitement for small pleasures such as the teaser trailer for The Prototype.