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The Thing

Postby Darth_Squoobus » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:24 pm

A prequel to the 1982 movie of the same name. The directors have confirmed that there will be no romantic subplots.

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Re: The Thing

Postby EraOfDesann » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:37 pm

The original is one of the most terrifying movies of all time so this has a lot to live up to.

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Re: The Thing

Postby Darth_Squoobus » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:40 pm

THe good part about this is that they're actually trying to make it different from the sequel, so this might just be a prequel that works.

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Re: The Thing

Postby Nova Hawk » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:57 am

Showed this to my friend who really likes horror movies and he's really excited about going to see it. My opinion will remain neutral until I see it. It's like a Zombie Apocalypse movie except it's not.

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Re: The Thing

Postby Darth_Squoobus » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:40 pm

Nova Hawk wrote:It's like a Zombie Apocalypse movie except it's not.


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Not even close. Go watch the '82 movie and the one from the 50's, read the short story "Who Goes There?"(which they were all based on) and say that again with a straight face. It's much closer to something by H.P. Lovercraft, if anything.

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Re: The Thing

Postby EraOfDesann » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:52 pm

Nova Hawk wrote: It's like a Zombie Apocalypse movie except it's not.


Not really. There isn't any plague, virus or infection. The "Thing" is a single entity that kills victims one by one. It's way more terrifying than zombies and you'll see why.

Carpenter's '82 version is probably the scariest movie I've ever seen.

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Re: The Thing

Postby Darth_Squoobus » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:12 pm

EraOfDesann wrote:
Nova Hawk wrote: It's like a Zombie Apocalypse movie except it's not.


Not really. There isn't any plague, virus or infection. The "Thing" is a single entity that kills victims one by one. It's way more terrifying than zombies and you'll see why.

Carpenter's '82 version is probably the scariest movie I've ever seen.


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After a decade of J-horror ripoffs and failed attempts at experimenting with similar concepts, this is just the sort of thing we need.

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Re: The Thing

Postby THEWULFMAN » Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:31 am

EraOfDesann wrote:Carpenter's '82 version is probably the scariest movie I've ever seen.


I concur. :plokoon:

Prepare for the unpopular opinion.
I personally feel there is no real reason to redo this concept, I liked the '82 version just fine. I know they are trying to do it differently, but it is still using The Thing concept. Heck, I liked The Thing from Another World(the '51 original movie). It's just another pointer to Hollywood running out of ideas. We'll see a lot of remakes or prequels/sequels with a simaler theme. Plus, we'll see a lot of really bad ideas(Battleship). Perhaps I am wrong, and we should only get prequels/sequels to the same stories. I'm wrong all the time. However I don't just want sequels, forgive me but I want new stories. Some sequels are fine(Harry Potter, Star Wars, etc). The Thing isn't really an overused idea, and it is a prequel to the great '82 version. So maybe it will be good. I am just starting to get sick of the lack of new ideas. A side note, I noticed I sometimes just type what I think, rather than forming a proper paragraph, and I apologize for that. :|

Offtopic: I am a huge Jules Verne fan. I am disgusted that they are remaking 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The '54 version was perfect. Now they'll use loads of CGI. The '54 version had amazing effects, with of course no CGI. Hollywood has (almost) no new ideas. Spiderman already has it's reboot just a couple years after Spiderman 3. Spy Kids 4? Kill me now. :runaway:

2010 was probably the best year for movies we'll see in a long time.

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