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!!!
John Carpenter's 1982 cult classic, The Thing, is rightly regarded as just that, a cult classic. When Dutch filmmaker Matthijs van Heijningen talked of a remake, the wagons were circling. This film however is not a remake, but a prequel, and it's rather good.
This may have did little at the box office, but whether it was bad marketing or simply apathy towards yet another "re-imagining", this deserved to be seen by a bigger audience. The story begins in the ice of Antarctica and a spaceship that's been buried for 100,000 years. Close by is what appears to be an alien body frozen under the surface. These Norwegians are intent on keeping their discovery secret, but call in American Paleontologist…
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…
Lai ko arī daudzi neteiktu, es jauno Radījums versiju izbaudīju kā labu šausmu kino.
While the 1982 version did shock me, this prequel was just fun to watch and it is not that bad.
2011's The Thing is a misleadingly named prequel to John Carpenter's horror film of the same name (which was itself a remake of the 1951 film "The Thing from Another World" by Christian Nyby [Which was itself a film adaptation of the book "Who Goes There" by John W. Campbell]).
I seem to have a natural predisposition to favouring any horror film set in the snow. I also dig Norwegian culture, so forgive my minor bias in those areas. Other than that I'm pretty objective, even though I'm also a pretty big fan of John Carpenter's film.
Wrapping the cast I give a fuck about up, for starters we have Australia's Joel Edgerton (Above right - Ned Kelly, King Arthur,…
Not horrible, but nowhere near as good as the guys in the commentary make it out to be. They dropped the ball by going with CGI.
I liked the ending, though, and how it ties in with Carpenter's Thing.
it's not THAT bad..
I really am not a big hater of remakes, but through most of this, I felt like I was watching an SNL parody of The Thing (mainly any scene involving the MacReady rip-off character, you'll know him when you see him).
And fuck CGI. Fuck it all to hell.
I hate this movie. I just hate it.
L'inutile prequel de #Lacosa gioca sul facile e almeno non sfigura. Ma ha troppi limiti e il suo rapporto con l'originale è codardo e beota.
Too bad about this one. The effects scream CGI. And that may have been the wrong way to go.
I don't hate this one like many do. I actually liked it but it definitely has some issues. One thing is it's not always sure if it wants to be a prequel or a remake. The parts that make it a prequel I enjoy. Then they have scenes that are too close to the original. Obviously the cgi isn't as good as the great effects of the original. The climax is also not great on the ship. The very end connecting it t the original is great though.
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