Now I know where my parents were coming from when they said, "They're remaking The Thing? In the 80's? The original was a classic! How the fuck could they do this?"
Funny how the original almost 30 year old film has better special effects. CG is by far the best and worst thing to happen to cinema.
Are we talking Carpenter's version when we say original? Cause in that case, yes, the effects still look fantastic.
Most of the time you see CG its obvious. Even in films where its done really well.
Yeah, I saw it recently too, the effects in this trailer are sub-Episode I and nowhere near the older movie's quality. CG is cartooning and half cartoon remakes suck.
Ha ha, oh dairyqueenlatifah, such a card.
CG is not the worst thing to happen to cinema. It is over used, but when used effectively it can do things that you just can't do with practical effects.
Sure Jurassic Park used it better than 95% of everything since, but it can be used well.
when Carpenter remade The Thing, he actually remade it, borrowing just a few concepts from the original and coming up with new ideas and approaching it in a completely different way
now people are remaking The Thing, but have found a cheap excuse (ooh, this is a prequel!) to avoid admitting that it is completely derivative with no original elements
so at least this is a good illustration of how Hollywood has changed in thirty years
Who Goes There is still one of the only sci fi stories that scared me as an adult.
This cannot be further from that.
|Void 71 |
Watch out, '90s. When Hollywood finishes strip mining the '80s, you're next.
They're already making a new Crow movie, and i think a new Jurassic Park too.
Oh, and it's being handled by the director of the Underworld movies.
Commando and Predator were suppose to be on the line too. Also, Point Break, yeah, it begins....
they already did Predator
it was called
I don't think Predators was intended to be a remake, was it? I thought it was just another spin-off.
Hollywood already proved its willingness to mine even a few years back...Remember The Hulk? And then The Hulk?
Yeah, but, in all fairness, The Incredible Hulk was an improvement.
Replace badass Kurt Russell with a frumpy woman, and BAM, success! FUCK Hollywood...
I would recommend watching The Stuff. It's The Thing if they replaced The Thing with marshmallows.
At least they're not trying to find a Wilford Brimley replacement.
I'm actually kind of sad about that. I wanted to see the Wilford Brimley replacement tearing ass underneath the ice in THRILLING 3-D CG.
Ouch, the effects looked horrid. The original still has some of the best practical special effects (no half assed CG like this bullshit) of just about any film.
"Hey, you know the best way to remake THE THING? Turn it into ALIEN!"
I want to see a sequel that shows what happened to MacReady & Childs.
Childs was The Thing. He had to be, he wandered off into the arctic alone, and just happened to not run into The Thing? He was The Thing.
"Why don't we just wait here for a little while. See what happens..."
Dark Horse comics did spiffy series about what happened 24 hours after the '82 movie ended.
I did hear that there was originally going to be a scene after that where it's revealed that, among other things, Childs died of exposure -- bu that would have severely weakened the movie's ending. I don't know if there ever really was such a scene though.
I remember seeing a television edit of the film at some point probably around '88-'90 that had the usual ending, but added a scene of the Dog/Thing running in the snow (possibly from the beginning of the film, no less) with the "watch the skies" broadcast from the end of Hawks's original "The Thing From Another World" playing over it.
|Caminante Nocturno |
Yes, show us as much of the monster as you can. Explain everything. Leave nothing uncertain. You don't want to scare the audience.
You kind of have to wonder, if every single cell is a sort of communal organism, does an organism that's been absorbed by The Thing actually KNOW it's been absorbed? What better replica could one have than one that doesn't KNOW it's a replica?
|Hank Friendly |
fuck this piece of shit
URRRGH. I have nothing against remakes and prequels and shit like that on principle, but why the fuck can't we ever get people who are up to the task?
Fucking hell, further story about the monster from the thing -- that has potential. Think of all the fucked up worlds and adventures that monstrosity has visited and further fucked up! Even a prequel to the exact events of the 80's "The Thing" could still be good -- but not if you let a troop of morons handle the project.
I thought I read somewhere that was the idea, that this ends with the guys chasing the dog-thing
Yes, that's what this movie is supposed to be, that;s what I was complaining about. It's a story that could have been good.
|Old People |
Gonna go see it.
Monster attacks Norwegian camp. Also they are remaking the Thing.
|Billy the Poet |
They just had to include clear shots of every character who turned out to be infected. Good job, trailer guys.
So this ended up blowing. Barely any of it was paranoia and suspense, most of it was hiding from a clearly visible monster using every horror movie cliche in the book (hide, look, coast is clear, sigh in relief, monster jumps out from behind), and the ending was a point by point xerox copy of the Aliens vs Predator ending.
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