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« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2007, 03:08:37 AM »

Well the thing about Paul is, he isn't your typical jock. I thought he really came across as a likable guy.
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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2007, 08:14:54 PM »

Fun little flick.  I am one of the few that actually prefers this over the original.
You're not alone, Torgo. I, too, prefer this one. This movie has done the impossible: it made a pink glob of man-eating jello from outer space actually scary. Allow me to explain. The original blob was a slow-moving dunce who only ate anyone unfortunate enough to come in contact with it. In this movie, not only is the blob fast, it's also smart. Can you picture the original blob crawling up to the ceiling to drop onto an unsuspecting passerby? Or shoot out sticky tentacles like a frog's tongue? Or hide in a sink and pull some poor sucker into the drain in what may be the goriest, most unpleasant death imaginable? I sure can't.
Oh, and I'm never getting near a kitchen sink again.

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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2008, 03:42:20 PM »

I remember seeing this movie when I was really young I'm only 21 now but I love this movie.  The 50's through the 80's saw the best horror movies, even remakes were be good.  Now days my generation is stuck unoriginal teeny bopper trash.
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2008, 05:37:10 AM »

No kidding! Movies these days just seem to crank out sleeze, T & A and CG. As if that's going to make up for lack of entertainment. Far too many movies these days just use lots of CGI to cover weak ideas. Take Riddick for instance. What's so good about it beyond that they poured a bunch of action scenes and CG? A character like Flagg was a misfit that found his moment. Riddick was a glorified criminal. In the model of a Hip Hop gangsta. Really he didn't display any worth while traits in Pitch Black. But then he's some sort of evil hero who saves the universe by Chronicles. I'm of the same opinion of the author Goodkind on such matters. Like: A=A. A society must have values.
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2008, 08:58:13 PM »

Okay... The 1958 version was ALOT BETTER! So i have to say the movie not having the Actual Downingtown Diner and the actual Colonial Theater made the movie even worse. And movies like the blob should not be rated R.
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« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2008, 04:24:56 PM »

Add me to the list of those who think that this version is better than the original.  That doensn't mean I think this version is great, just that the Steve McQueen version is horribly dull. 

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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2009, 06:56:19 PM »

The only thing I didn't enjoy about this movie was that Shawnee Smith's character, for all her advertising, kept getting mercilessly upstaged with Kevin Dillon's. Pretty sexist; the producers should have let her be more the heroine, since the whole damsel bit has been done to death.

Also, most of the supporting cast (save those with stylishly gooey death scenes) are dramatically squandered. You gotta ask yourself why Meg goes to all that trouble for her little brother; not only isn't he very brave, he's obnoxious to boot! Or hardly his sister's brother, at least. (Just try to imagine Tristar Pictures' previous horror outing, THE MONSTER SQUAD, if the kids were like Eddie Beckner and Kevin Penny! Maybe a decent satire, but that's it.) 
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« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2009, 09:58:53 PM »

Fun little flick.  I am one of the few that actually prefers this over the original.

I agree, much better than the original and that's great too! This is one of my favourite movies.

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« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2011, 11:59:17 AM »

I'm a big fan of the original and also the remake. Although the remake has much better's too bad they didn't have a sequel.
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« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2013, 12:46:47 PM »

Used to get nightmares from this all the time in my youth ...

If anyone's curious: Abbeville, Louisiana, the place where this was filmed, looks almost exactly as it did 25 years ago. The theater's apparently closed down, and a walk down the alley beside it reveals that there isn't a manhole cover there in real life. Bummer.
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« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2014, 05:59:46 PM »

I am not one for modern remakes these days, so much, but I thought the 1988 blob is an outstanding remake. Such a good film. I remember the first time I watched it I was a little upset with the new twist ending (won't spoil) as opposed to the original's "where it comes from' ending. But re-watching the remake again recetly, I totally loved the change to the ending this time around and 'got' why they changed it and how it's kind of a symbolic political message. Outstanding movie with amazing death scenes, not to mention.  TeddyR
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« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2014, 07:36:39 PM »

Favorite scene- General pulls the pins on both his hand grenades just before Blob slaps a pseudopod on him. Went with his boots on and guns empty.
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