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Question: Which do you prefer?
The Thing From Another World - 2 (12.5%)
John Carpenter's The Thing - 14 (87.5%)
Total Voters: 14

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« on: July 25, 2011, 07:29:52 PM »

I saw the thread with the debate between the original and remake blob movies and was inspired to make this poll. Which do you prefer?

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 07:33:54 PM »

I'm probably in the minority but I prefer the 1951 film. To me, it just has more likable, compelling characters that feel more real and fleshed out than the characters in the 1982 film. That said, I also really enjoy the 82 film as well...great gory thrills and chills there too.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011, 07:35:49 PM »

John Carpenter's The Thing, for me. Although, I must say there both do very different things with the same material. And I do really like the original.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 07:43:13 PM »

I'm probably in the minority but I prefer the 1951 film.

I also like the original more than the remake.  I see the remake as attempting to be more shocking and gory and it doesn't really scare me.  I do say it is a closer adaption to the original story and it has the awesomeness of Keith David in it.  The original worked more me since it wasn't just a big kill almost everyone, the atmosphere was better to me, I liked the characters, and I enjoyed the quick dialogue between the characters.  The remake is good and all, but just like the original better.
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2011, 07:44:59 PM »

The John Carpenter version.  The 50s one isn't even in contention.  Hell, it's barely even worth watching.
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2011, 07:51:28 PM »

John Carpenter's The Thing. As a whole, I like it more. The special effects,actors,storyline...everything is near perfect. Where The Thing From Another World isn't, even though it is fun to watch, but the film does drag a bit by the end.
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2011, 07:55:08 PM »

The John Carpenter version.  The 50s one isn't even in contention.  Hell, it's barely even worth watching.

Contention?  What do you mean by contention?
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2011, 08:08:53 PM »

Ok...on the BLOB-I enjoyed the 50's version better.
But on the THING....Carpenters.
It's just so over the top and dam scary!
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2011, 08:29:38 PM »

Voted for Carpenter's.  I like the original film, but the '82 version still creeps me out.  It has an atmosphere of dread that I love.
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2011, 09:54:04 PM »

The Suspence factor keeps you guessing in the re-make so that wins it for me.

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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2011, 10:13:36 PM »

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John Carpenter's version is Superior version since it's an upgrade to the original story, which can also be said about the Fly (remake).
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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2011, 11:05:32 PM »

Carpenter's version is one of my favorite films ever. The "head" monster still holds up! I haven't seen the original since I was a kid, but I would love to see it again.
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« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2011, 09:09:38 AM »

I appreciate John Carpenter's for being true to the short story "Who Goes There?"

I dislike the 1951 for depicting scientists as a bunch of careless, self-important morons.

But they're both still fun to watch.
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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2011, 09:46:13 AM »

That's a close one, but I'll have to give it to Carpenter's version.  I love the original - the banter between the characters is clever and has a realistic ring to it.  Like the radio reporter who's always making a big stink about everything, but he's actually a swell guy underneath all the bluster.  Or the romance between the lead guy and his girlfriend - every bit of the dialogue was witty and believable.

But Carpenter's version is great too, with a gritty realism to it, very good characters, and of course the monster is just slightly more fearsome   TeddyR
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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2011, 02:18:24 PM »

I like them both for different reasons, but if I have to choose I vote Carpenter, partly because I just really like what he was doing around that time in general.
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