THE THING

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    Aug 07, 2011 3:52 PM GMT
    I do not know about you guys, im hella excited for the upcoming Thing remake! Thing is one my fave. 80s horror flicks, not to mention Kurt Russel looked mighty good in that movie! I love the hell out of Mary Elizabeth Winstead so I really excited for her to step in Kurt Russel's shoes for the lead role! I know its impossible to redo a Carpenter Classic but can't blame a bitch for trying! However judging from the trailer, it looks as if there will be the stereotypical remake bullshit ending, and i think the alien will escape in a human vessel in a getaway plane. idk, what do you guys think. Do any of you RJers have any Thing memories? Which Thing was your fave, 1951, 1982, or do you think the 2011 will deliver?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKjErC2JLQc&feature=related
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    Aug 07, 2011 6:11 PM GMT
    there fixed it icon_biggrin.gif and as far as the movie...the beginning reminded me of alien vs. predator...not really my cup of tea
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    Aug 07, 2011 6:24 PM GMT
    I saw the original. I would totally see this icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 07, 2011 6:43 PM GMT
    1951 was the best - scary as hell. Just goes to show you don't need modern special effects to make a fantastic sci-fi movie.
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    Aug 07, 2011 6:58 PM GMT
    I really liked the Kurt Russel version from the 80's. To me from that point there was no need to remake the movie. The acting was great, the effects were enough to make the movie terrifying, and the casting was perfect. Once a movie is perfected like The Thing, A Nightmare On Elm Street, and Friday The 13th ... remaking them just makes it seem like Hollywood has lost its creative spark and they can't come up with anything fresh. Which for the most part is true...
  • Lincsbear

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    Aug 07, 2011 7:03 PM GMT
    The original 1951 fim is the best,although the 1982 version was very scary and entertaining.I wouldn`t hold my breath for the 2011 re-re-make.These kinds of series in Hollywood tend to have a downward arc,artistically.
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    Aug 07, 2011 7:04 PM GMT
    Hmmm lets see how this one pans out
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    Aug 07, 2011 7:10 PM GMT
    Here's a fun review and back story of the 1951 original. It's by Steve Hayes - "Tired Old Queen at the Movies". He has a youtube channel with many more reviews of Hollywood's golden years.

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    Aug 07, 2011 7:24 PM GMT
    Not looking forward to it. The original I loved and John Carpenter's remake is a classic in its own right. Gods, I can never forget that head scuttling across the floor in Carpenter's version.

    What I would really like to see is an original Hollywood horror movie and not a remake of a 70-80's horror classic. What with two wars, AIDS, a broken down government, financial disasters all around us, you would think Hollywood could make a terrifying horror movie from such material and please no more zombies.
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    Aug 07, 2011 7:42 PM GMT
    Looks pretty good to me. I remember seeing The John Carpenter version back when I was a kid and it scared the hell of me. Sounds like they're using some of the same music in the trailer for this version as was used in Carpenter's.
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    Aug 07, 2011 7:54 PM GMT
    Really, what is the point of this remake? Except to make money. The trailer doesn't make the film look remotely scary (unless you're a 12-year-old girl) and the lead actress sounds and looks terrible.

    I know I'm going to sound like a grumpy old man but just watch the Kurt Russell version, it's a billion times better than this cruddy-looking remake.
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    Aug 07, 2011 8:47 PM GMT
    LOL. My main gripe about remakes is that you already know the story and how it's going to end. So the only redeeming factor is the modern special effects and the, uh, acting. So yeah, I'm not expecting much from this movie. But I'm sure it will be somewhat entertaining.
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    Aug 07, 2011 8:53 PM GMT
    It is NOT a remake. It's a prequel to 1982's 'The Thing', which some claim is based on the 1951 movie, 'The Thing from Another World.' While it is true that the 1951 movie influenced Carpenter, 1982's 'The Thing' is actually based on the short story, 'Who Goes There?'

    Now you know.
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    Aug 07, 2011 8:56 PM GMT
    I have both the '51 and the '82 on DVD. The '51 is awful. The '82 remake is fantastic!!! One of my favorite sci-fi flics ever.
    I hope this '11 version won't be all about the gore and not the suspense. We'll see. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 07, 2011 10:15 PM GMT
    Wasn`t the 1951 movie based on the short story,'Who Goes There?' by John W.Campbell?The story was set in Antarctica,as was the 1982 movie;the 1951 movie in the Arctic.
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    Aug 07, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
    BlackLabSD saidI saw the original. I would totally see this icon_smile.gif



    Ok I dated myself, I was referring to the 80's one as the original. I didn't know there was a 1951 movie. Don't shun me!
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    Aug 08, 2011 12:34 AM GMT
    The Kurt Russell remake is really scary...quite horrifying.

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    Aug 08, 2011 12:58 AM GMT
    Remakes suck most of the time seems like Hollywood lost their touch with being creative
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    Aug 08, 2011 12:58 AM GMT
    The original was freaking awesome and the Kurt Russell one is crazy good. I remember watching the 1982 version as a kid and I still enjoy watching it now. I remember about a few months age a few friends and I had watched it for our Movie Night. I was amazed that a few of them hadn't even seen it. Well needless to say they were freaked and enjoyed.

    The remake looks nice and all but I don't think a few things bother. I like creationism and tweeks to originals but the remake just doesn't seem all that scary. I'll go see it just to compare it just so I can compare a few things but already I'm digging the fact their a woman is playing the role of Kurt Russell. Not because she's a woman mind (I'm not a sexist) but because it takes away from orginal and notice how she's the only one there in frostbitten wasteland with a bunch of guys. The thing should be the last thing she worries about.
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    Aug 08, 2011 4:20 AM GMT
    WOW a prequel would be totally useless, we ALL know how it will end!
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    Aug 08, 2011 4:41 AM GMT
    Never saw the original - I thought the Kurt Russel flick was great. I'm dubious about a remake.
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    Aug 08, 2011 4:53 AM GMT
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    Aug 09, 2011 2:43 AM GMT
    BlackLabSD said
    BlackLabSD saidI saw the original. I would totally see this icon_smile.gif



    Ok I dated myself, I was referring to the 80's one as the original. I didn't know there was a 1951 movie. Don't shun me!


    LOL LOL
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    Aug 10, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    the dog scene in the last one freaked the shite out of me icon_sad.gif

    But i'll still see this one. I don't know why I do this to myself...