Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
It's Not Human. Yet.
When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their experiment has freed a mysterious being from its frozen prison. Paranoia spreads like an epidemic as a creature that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish in this spine-tingling thriller.
Hi, my name is Screening Notes, and I'm... a remake apologist.
Hi Screening Notes.
It's been three and a half weeks since my last remake, but last night... last night I watched the remake of The Thing, and I don't mean John Carpenter's 1982 masterpiece, I mean the new 2011 one... and I liked it. I mean, I didn't just think it wasn't bad, I actively enjoyed watching it. The effects are nothing compared to Carpenter's and the ending has some issues (although the way the credits sequence sets up the 1982 version is nice), but I genuinely loved the introduction of the language barrier to heighten tension and play on the question of who's a Thing, and I thought…
Although an entirely redundant remake masquerading as a prequel, The Thing, when taken at face value is competent enough. For those few who have yet to experience the delights of Carpenter’s film they may well enjoy this superfluous retread. But for those who remember the ‘82 original then this film may be harder to swallow.
John Carpenter’s film is one of my all time favourite horror films (as this list attests). It is brilliant for many reasons but the three main areas for me are in its characterisation, paranoia and groundbreaking special effects. Coincidentally these are the key areas where the prequel most struggles. I defy anybody to remember more than two of the character’s names this time around. Where…
Why watch this inferior remake when the Original John Carpenter's The Thing is available!!!
Fourth on my list '5 Days....5 Remakes (boxd.it/5hJy )
we have The Thing.
Now...I will never moan about a remake because the original is too precious...God knows we have had enough of that lately with Evil Dead being released.
But this to me seems utterly pointless.
They have replaced the, quite obviously dated, practical effects with SyFy standard C.G.I and replaced an excellent lead in Kurt Russell with Mary Elisabeth Winstead...as pretty as she is, her performance here may aswell have been delivered by a plate of cold, lumpy mashed potato. So bland and lifeless!!
A tense blood test scene replaced with a dental check up?
Plus one of my personal hates in films that mix English with foreign language dialogue. Why is only half of it subtitled? Either do it all or do none...
No tension...no horror...no twists. Plus what was the point of the dog chase?
Though billing itself as a prequel to the original 1982 John Carpenter sci-fi classic, The Thing isn't fooling anyone right from the off - this is a remake in all but name, simply able to point at the fact from a narrative perspective it picks up a loose, mysterious thread from the original and weaves it into a tale it can sync up to the original's mythology, yet that doesn't mean this tells a story largely any different from that movie. Matthijs van Heijningen's movie remains thematically on the same level: using the eponymous alien creature as the context to tell a story of paranoia & fear within an enclosed space around a group of largely strangers. He does it with…
"I'm gonna die because I floss?"
The biggest mistake director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. made was allowing the name of the film be The Thing, right there you are going up hill with a giant rock in your back, not a very wise choice in my opinion.
The film has a decent cast, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Eric Christian Olsen some of this actors have indie credentials, the film don't look half bad and it has a couple good set pieces.
I remember the first time I watch it, I was comparing it to the classic John Carpenter The Thing without realizing this are two different type of films,…
It's hard to be interested in the characters of the film when there's no really any character development.
A poor remake of a classic horror film.
Teljes rezignáltság. A 82-es verzió jobban magába szippantott.
A prequel to the 1982 films of the same name: A research team in the Antarctic comes across an alien spacecraft leading to a confrontation between the lead scientist and his graduate students on what to do about the discovery. what the hell did I just watch, just a lame prequel to a scary 80's movie like the thing.
Despite a well-established cast and good pacing on the front end, this prequel becomes top-heavy, reliant on CG spectacle over nuanced, restrained terror and particularly ham-fisted in the closing moments.
A prequel to the 1982 classic of the same name on paper is totally unnecessary and uncalled for. Even now, 30 years after its release, the original film remains a masterpiece of psychological horror storytelling and the creature effects remain miraculously decent despite its age. So this prequel has an awful lot to live up to and it essentially comes off very much like 2010's sequel Predators, a film which captures the spirit of the original classic, but does little to elevate it from being a modern rethread.
A film like this can't help but be compared to the original as there are so many nods and winks to it throughout its 100 minute running time. Finding out how the…
No doubt you have all seen the classic 1982 John Carpenter movie 'The Thing' with Kurt Russelj.
an Antarctic exploration camp is infested by a shape changing alien that is systematically killing all the humans in it.
a gripping tour de force movie and classic.
well, the thing 2011 is the story of the Norwegian scientific team that find the spacecraft and thing buried in the ice.
to be frank, this is not a prequel really, but a remake of the original in a different setting.
the thing effects are stunning and the movie takes much of its dialogue and scenes from the original.
testing the team mates blood for infection scene is replaced by looking for fillings in their…
Shittiest creature design. Shittiest characterization. Shittiest exposition. Shittiest attempts at suspense and tension. Shittiest film based on 'Who Goes There?' to date.
Received the same name of the other movie,but this is the prequel! It is nice with incredible visual effect, sometimes i miss the animatronic things and those makeups!
Of course it's not as good as John Carpenter's 1982 masterpiece. How could it be? It's a movie that tells a prequel-story to a film made nearly 30 years earlier. None of the primary cast or crew have returned. Practical special-effects have been supplanted with CGI. The prequel aspect of the narrative shifts the focus from "What's going to happen?" to "How did that thing we already know about specifically happen?" These are each disadvantages that could by themselves derail a franchise-film. Somehow though, The Thing (2011) manages to remain cohesive, compelling and even has some nice scare-moments. It does revisit some of the gags from the 1982 version which could detract from the earlier film. As such, I think…
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