The Thing - 2011 Remake

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  • Pooky
    Pooky Posts: 46
    Unsurprisingly, that looks kinda lame. :(
  • Darren
    Darren Maui, HawaiiPosts: 164 Enthusiast
    Yeah, not sure how I feel about it right now. Here is another one.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiHA3bLNrqs
  • mikeQ76
    mikeQ76 Posts: 65
    I heard about this a while back. It's supposed to take place at the norwegan camp from the first film; that seems to be populated by americans??? I'm not impressed with that trailer, but I have such a love for the original, "the thing from another world", and carpenters "the thing" that I will no doubt watch this, I still think they shouyld do a sequel, with mcready captive in a secure base, running test on the remnants of the thing.
  • SketchWork
    SketchWork Posts: 127
    Man, The Thing was one of my all time favourite movies - I hope they don't screw this up :(
  • dauid
    dauid Posts: 41

    Unsurprisingly, that looks kinda lame. :(
    Eh, that first trailer linked is actually a fan trailer using bits and pieces from other films and even a video game...
    The second trailer in the thread seems to be the real deal though.
  • Pooky
    Pooky Posts: 46
    Oh, that second trailer is better, but still looks kinda bad - the writing seems terrible, what with the lady explaining everything clearly through dialogue (and that's just in the trailer).
  • Darren
    Darren Maui, HawaiiPosts: 164 Enthusiast
    Being a fan of Carpenter's version, I'll watch this out of curiosity (but I'm sure I won't go to the theaters for it), but I have a feeling it will fail.
    I did hear that it's supposed to take place prior to Kurt Russle's gang, but I didn't know Norwegians spoke English so well.
  • Aculag
    Aculag Posts: 708 Just Starting Out
    Yeah, I will probably check this out at some point, but not in a theater, and I fully expect it to be horrible.
  • spydurhank
    spydurhank Posts: 3,156 Expert
    This looks awesome to me. :D
  • RodyPolis
    RodyPolis Posts: 610 Just Starting Out*
    I remember watching 'The thing from another world' in my science fiction class back in high school. This movie could be good, but it looks too horror movie-ish in that trailer. Which isn't necessarily bad, but I just didn't expect (don't want this) to be more horror than it is Sci-Fi. The original was an alien wasn't it?
  • the thing was a horror film and a freaking great one. This, this looks like it's the same idea just replayed. I mean I get that it tells us the story before snake bliskin arrived, but was it really necessary to bring it back? I'd have preferred a whole new premise devised to scare the crap out of me rather than another thing clone.
  • RodyPolis
    RodyPolis Posts: 610 Just Starting Out*
    Haven't seen it in a while so don't remember much from it. Like I said it could be good, but the trailer is just edited in the very cheesy horror movie type way which just makes me feel like I'm watching one of those bad PG-13 horror trailers.
  • Aculag
    Aculag Posts: 708 Just Starting Out
    edited July 2011

    Haven't seen it in a while so don't remember much from it. Like I said it could be good, but the trailer is just edited in the very cheesy horror movie type way which just makes me feel like I'm watching one of those bad PG-13 horror trailers.
    This is exactly the feeling I got as well. There's just something about it that seems not as mature as Carpenter's take, and the photography seems too crisp and pretty. That, plus Mary Elizabeth Winstead, CGI, and the lack of non-deliberate-looking facial hair, and it has a much too "clean" feel to it. Something tells me that when comparing the two, the 2011 version is going to have considerably less atmosphere (and therefore less dread) than the 1982 version, although the shots toward the end of the trailer show promise.
    Like I said, I'd still be interested in checking it out, but I don't expect it to be anywhere near as good as Carpenter's vision.
  • Waser
    Waser Posts: 4
    I'm betting hard cash right now that the 2011 remake/prequel won't have a practical spider-head effect.
  • Pooky
    Pooky Posts: 46

    I'm betting hard cash right now that the 2011 remake/prequel won't have a practical spider-head effect.
    Yes, movies these days need more practical spider-head effects!
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