For years, all we at Mondo Cinema heard was how bad the thing prequel was. Watching the movie was put on the back burner. That's to bad because this movie rocks. It fits very well as a companion piece to the Carpenter film. It even has that dude from Game of Thrones in it. So sometimes if pays not to listen to negative reviews and give a movie a spin. The Thing 2011 is Mondo Cinema approved.
I truly wish this would have been what it was supposed to be from the get go. So much wasted potential...
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
At some point, on Letterboxd, a while ago, I had read a review of this that mentioned that the titular monster shows up less than a third of the way through, as in, visually shows up in computer-generated glory. "That can't be right?" I thought. That would be like a Christian rock band covering a song about heroin as a sweet sincere pop ballad. That would be like JJ Abrams taking one of the all-time great movies about age and…
You know what the best thing about these remakes / reboots is?
It's the way you can use them to scare the shit out of people on your timeline. Just think of the amount of times, when they released those Total Recall and Robocop remakes, you saw 2 star or less reviews of them and thought, "OH FUCK THIS SHIT, THEY ARE GET UNFOLL....oh." They serve their purpose.
The thing about The Thing is that I thought it…
As a fan of the original (although I've only watched it once), I came to this version wondering "is this re-make really needed?"
This version of The Thing is actual a prequel of sorts, with the final shots of the movie tying in with the opening scene of the original, but in all honesty this is more of a re-tread.
The script is okay, the acting is okay, and the action is....okay. And that's really about all anyone can say…
Scavenger Hunt 17 - August 2016
Task #21 - A prequel.
"So, I'm gonna die because I floss?"
So, the Carpenter one is a horror classic. It's still works amazingly well and is a pretty timeless piece of cinema. This on the other hand already felt dated. Mainly because of the god-awful CGI. One of the best things in the 1982-film was the suspense and the mystery and the ever growing paranoia because no-one really knew what was…
Jesus, did The Thing (1982) owe 40k to the mob and welsh on it or something? Because this is basically the cinematic equivalent of its body being found in an alley beaten to death with a baseball bat.
Tension? Paranoia? FUCCCCKKKK YOU, says The Thing (2011). Why bother with shadowy scenes and misdirects and the cast slowly turning on each other as the terror mounts when we could have CGI Bloodsplosions every 10 minutes? Why would we have shit start…
This movie was bad in so far as a comparison to the first one. I know, I know, it's hard to hold a torch to the 1982 version, but it didn't even come within spitting distance of being remotely as good as the first one let alone a good horror movie.
It was a cheap imitation that was riddled by the standard horror movie cliches that made the first one unique. Jump scares, idiot syndrome, and a shoe horned paranoia…
Esta 'prequel' do clássico 'O Enigma de Outro Mundo', de John Carpenter, provoca duplo sentimento: ao mesmo tempo em que é eficiente e enigmática, parece não acrescentar muito ao estabelecido no filme original, despertando inclusive uma sensação de desnecessidade em sua existência. Todavia, já que existe, indico a visita...
For years I've thought this was a sequel or reboot, how wrong was I. I need more of Mary Elizabeth Winstead in my life, she's awsome.
I’ve recently noticed this trend in crappy horror films where characters unveil something and stand back with a look of complete and utter shock on their faces. They then all start shouting “Oh God!” before the specimen is finally shown to the audience. But the majority of the time you can’t even make out what the damn object is. The camera pans back and it’s just a patch of ice or something metallic. Is it a weapon? A body part?…