Don’t Blame Hollywood, Every Story Is The Same
With the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we got to hear Buzz complain about Harry Potter and how it's a clone of Star Wars. A kid is an orphan and doesn't realize he has amazing powers and will be the link to bringing down the dark side.
We've also heard a lot of people complain about how Hollywood is out of ideas because it seems all we get now are remakes or sequels or prequels. The only problem with all of these complaints, is that every story, is essentially the same at it's core.
Dan Harmon, the genius behind Community, Rick and Morty, and the awesome new Harmonquest sums it up very simply here. That link is just part one of a series where Harmon breaks down story telling and is well worth a read.
If you're more of a video person, here is a YouTube video that explains it as well.