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« on: July 16, 2011, 06:27:32 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2011, 06:39:56 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2011, 06:58:39 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2011, 05:44:29 PM »

I love John Carpenter's film too much to give this one a fair chance.  I'll probably watch it, but I don't expect to be thrilled by it.  There's no way they'll top Bottin's effects for one thing.
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2011, 08:04:32 PM »

I love John Carpenter's film too much to give this one a fair chance.  I'll probably watch it, but I don't expect to be thrilled by it.  There's no way they'll top Bottin's effects for one thing.

I actually love the original The Thing [From Another World] too much to give John Carpenter's verison a fair chance... that and I can't stand intense gore.
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2011, 08:55:16 PM »

I love John Carpenter's film too much to give this one a fair chance.  I'll probably watch it, but I don't expect to be thrilled by it.  There's no way they'll top Bottin's effects for one thing.

I actually love the original The Thing [From Another World] too much to give John Carpenter's verison a fair chance... that and I can't stand intense gore.

John Carpenter's version is more true to the original John W. Campbell short story than the 1951 version.  I'm a fan of both of them.  As a plus, both have great scare moments that usually make first time viewers jump.
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2011, 08:59:41 PM »

Just a heads up: this is a prequel not a remake.  Not sure if that helps but it sounds like some of you thought this was a remake. Apparently this one is heavy on practical effects.   I am not impressed by the trailer though and have adopted a wait and see approach.
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2011, 09:14:31 PM »

I love John Carpenter's film too much to give this one a fair chance.  I'll probably watch it, but I don't expect to be thrilled by it.  There's no way they'll top Bottin's effects for one thing.

I actually love the original The Thing [From Another World] too much to give John Carpenter's verison a fair chance... that and I can't stand intense gore.

John Carpenter's version is more true to the original John W. Campbell short story than the 1951 version.  I'm a fan of both of them.  As a plus, both have great scare moments that usually make first time viewers jump.

True, I've heard the same about the faithfulness, but I just love the original more.
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2011, 05:56:16 AM »

Looks like a remake to me, plus they're just calling it "The Thing".  Lookingup

Basically, it looks like something that should just be going straight-to-DVD. It doesn't look that bad, I'll give it that, but everyone should just go and watch the 1982 version. Why waste your money?
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2011, 07:36:36 PM »

Looks like a remake to me, plus they're just calling it "The Thing".  Lookingup

Basically, it looks like something that should just be going straight-to-DVD. It doesn't look that bad, I'll give it that, but everyone should just go and watch the 1982 version. Why waste your money?

It's a prequel, it explains what happened at the Norwegian camp. People can waste their money as they choose, I buy crappy VHS movies...you want to point out the fallacy in that?
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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2011, 01:14:31 PM »

Keep the posts polite.  You don't have to agree with someone, just keep the disagreement from becoming nothing more than insults.
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2011, 05:24:10 PM »

Looks like a remake to me, plus they're just calling it "The Thing".  Lookingup
Basically, it looks like something that should just be going straight-to-DVD. It doesn't look that bad, I'll give it that, but everyone should just go and watch the 1982 version. Why waste your money?
It's a prequel, it explains what happened at the Norwegian camp. People can waste their money as they choose, I buy crappy VHS movies...you want to point out the fallacy in that?
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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2011, 10:02:00 PM »

I love John Carpenter's film too much to give this one a fair chance.  I'll probably watch it, but I don't expect to be thrilled by it.  There's no way they'll top Bottin's effects for one thing.

I actually love the original The Thing [From Another World] too much to give John Carpenter's verison a fair chance... that and I can't stand intense gore.

John Carpenter's version is more true to the original John W. Campbell short story than the 1951 version.  I'm a fan of both of them.  As a plus, both have great scare moments that usually make first time viewers jump.

Totally agree with that one.  In the original film, just the scene of James Arness (all 6 or 7 feet of him!) standing in the doorway as he walked towards the trap they laid for him was scary. He looked very menacing in that makeup.  I go for the original Howard Hawks film myself.

Also, The Thing was one of the more serious sci-fi attempts in the 50's, of which ther weren't many, save for stuff like The Day The Earth Stood Still and Forbidden Planet.
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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2011, 10:40:10 PM »

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Also, The Thing was one of the more serious sci-fi attempts in the 50's, of which ther weren't many, save for stuff like The Day The Earth Stood Still and Forbidden Planet.
Uhm, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, ON THE BEACH... even dopey (and maybe great) movies like THEM!  EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS, 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH , THE BLOB, etc. are all played seriously. 
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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2011, 01:03:49 PM »

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Also, The Thing was one of the more serious sci-fi attempts in the 50's, of which ther weren't many, save for stuff like The Day The Earth Stood Still and Forbidden Planet.

Uhm, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, ON THE BEACH... even dopey (and maybe great) movies like THEM!  EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS, 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH , THE BLOB, etc. are all played seriously. 

Agreed: the movies you mentioned took sci-fi somewhat seriously in their own way.

But with The Thing, there was a true sense of menace that set it apart from other films:

You had a huge (and very scary looking) humanoid beast terrorizing a group of people cut off from help in the most remote and desolate place on earth, biding it's time as it took the group down one at a time until it felt it was on equal footing with the survivors.

Overall, there's a true sense of cold, hard terror to it that the other movies didn't have, and there were no false pretenses with it, and no dashing, handsome two-piece suit scientists or glamorous leading ladies doing the rescuing. It was a true exercise in the unknown that set it apart from it's peer films.

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