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#1 Sep 24 2011 at 12:00 AM Rating: Good
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Just seen my first preview of the latest remake Hollywood is putting out. Looks like its close to the first in terms of basic story but idk might be good.
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#2 Sep 24 2011 at 11:31 AM Rating: Good
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This looked like the best trailer for the movie that I've seen so far.

Yeah, it does look very close to the Carpenter version, which is a good thing. The creature kinda just looks like it's had its visuals upped. Reminds me of Dead Space (which reminded me of The Thing, heh). I think we'll watch it, and that's saying a lot since I'm pretty picky when it comes to horror movies.
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#3 Sep 25 2011 at 1:25 AM Rating: Good
John Carpenter's The Thing is a remake of The Thing From Another World. Both were inspired by the book/story, Who Goes there?

The current The Thing is a prequel to John Carpenter's version.

I very much would like to see it & hope it does not suck.
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#4 Sep 25 2011 at 7:24 AM Rating: Good
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Omegavegeta wrote:
John Carpenter's The Thing is a remake of The Thing From Another World.


Purportedly. Though really, it isn't much like it at all. It's much more of an adaptation of the book.
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#5 Sep 25 2011 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Wait, they're making a remake of a remake? I liked the 82 version a lot. **** looks more realistic than 90% of the cgi **** that's been in movies the past decade.
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#6 Sep 25 2011 at 10:21 AM Rating: Good
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Purportedly. Though really, it isn't much like it at all. It's much more of an adaptation of the book.


Stylistically they're very different, but its the same overall plot.

The new "prequel" is going to have lots of easter eggs for fans of Carpenter's version. Can't wait to see The Things "true" form, how it gets into the dog, & if Russell makes a cameo to shoot the guy with the goggles at the end/beginning.



Edited, Sep 25th 2011 12:21pm by Omegavegeta
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#7 Sep 26 2011 at 7:42 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'd be happy if they showed the Head Spider again.
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#8 Sep 26 2011 at 4:42 PM Rating: Good
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Meh should of said my first I had seen oh well my bad. After seeing a better preview I am now really looking forward to this movie as long as they don't "Star Wars" it up prequel wise.
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#9 Sep 26 2011 at 5:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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RavennofTitan wrote:
as long as they don't "Star Wars" it up prequel wise.


The Thing is actually Jar Jar Binks.
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#10 Sep 28 2011 at 10:09 PM Rating: Good
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Eske Esquire wrote:
RavennofTitan wrote:
as long as they don't "Star Wars" it up prequel wise.


The Thing is actually Jar Jar Binks.



Some places speaking that which should not be named can get you killed.

Edited, Sep 29th 2011 12:10am by RavennofTitan
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#11 Sep 29 2011 at 9:18 AM Rating: Excellent
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#12 Oct 01 2011 at 12:11 AM Rating: Good
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RavennofTitan wrote:
as long as they don't "Star Wars" it up prequel wise.

I don't know about that, I wouldn't mind them improving on the original.
#13 Oct 01 2011 at 2:04 AM Rating: Good
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Allegory wrote:
RavennofTitan wrote:
as long as they don't "Star Wars" it up prequel wise.

I don't know about that, I wouldn't mind them improving on the original.



The first time I seen it I thought it was a striaght remake but after reading the replys and seeing a better preview it was clear this is a prequel and appears it will be a good one. When I said "Star Wars" it up, see lolgaxe comic.
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#15 Oct 02 2011 at 10:09 PM Rating: Good
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I don't know about that, I wouldn't mind them improving on the original.


I would. Carpenter's The Thing is great & still holds up today. I'm quite glad they went the prequel route, as it only enhances (If it does not suck) Carpenter's version.

Provided I don't imagine Scott Pilgrim coming in to save Ramona during it.

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#16 Oct 02 2011 at 10:16 PM Rating: Good
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I'm quite glad they went the prequel route, as it only enhances (If it does not suck) Carpenter's version.


Except it won't explain why all the English-speaking Norwegians couldn't warn the Americans other than pointing a rifle at them.
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#17 Oct 04 2011 at 1:18 AM Rating: Good

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Except it won't explain why all the English-speaking Norwegians couldn't warn the Americans other than pointing a rifle at them.


They shoot the one Norweigen Guy Alive at the beginning of Carpenter's The Thing.

He is in the prequel, & most likely the sole survivor.
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#18 Oct 17 2011 at 7:51 PM Rating: Excellent
Saw it today, Id give it a C.

If you saw Carpenter's The Thing, it enhances a couple scenes. If you haven't, watch Carpenter's immediately after & it'll enhance Carpenter's version more since it is a much better movie. Sure, 1982's version had "cheesier" effects, but I think that makes the movie even creepier than the new prequel.

As a stand alone move, it isn't very good. It doesn't do "paranoia" as well as Carpenter's & instead relies on special effects & a couple "jump" scares to inspire terror. Also, Ramona Flowers is not quite the "hero" that Kurt Russel is.

The special effects are kinda cool & you find out how the thing got into the dog. You also find out how all the things they found at the Norwegian site got to where they are (including the "man" with two faces Thing).

So, if you're a fan of Carpenter's, don't pay money to see it but see it regardless & it'll enhance Carpenters version a bit for you. If you haven't seen Carpenter's The Thing, use this as an excuse to do so as Carpenter's is awesome.
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#19 Oct 17 2011 at 9:55 PM Rating: Good
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Not what I wanted to hear but thanks for the heads up. Least I know what to expect going into it.
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