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I only recently found out about the new prequel to "The Thing" that is coming out soon, and I am disgusted by it! The trailer left an unpleasant feeling in my stomach, and here is why- In the original version of The Thing, all of the suspense and terror in the film came from the fact that you didn't really know what happened to the Norwegians- you didn't know how the alien came to life or what it looked like. But now, the new movie will address this? I feel like if I were to watch this movie it would completely ruin the original film for me, and I will refuse to see it. Does anyone else feel this way?? Discuss
#2
I've wanted to see the Thing for a wihle now... It seems practically 90% of the time horror films are remade, or have this kinda treatment, they're shit. I'd rather just see the original, and stick with that.
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#4
That's not where the suspense and terror came from. It came from not knowing who was possessed by the alien.
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she's actually quite meh and on the fat side one must say.

and "the thing" is one of my favorite movies so I'll try to imagine none of this shit exists.
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I've wanted to see the Thing for a wihle now... It seems practically 90% of the time horror films are remade, or have this kinda treatment, they're shit. I'd rather just see the original, and stick with that.
But John Carpenter's was a remake.

Shyamalan'd.
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#7
Nope, pretty excited to see it. Don't watch it if you feel "disgusted" by it.
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#8
people don't understand storytelling any more.

the masses are dense, have no attention span and lack the ability to suspend belief, so everything must be laid out and explained thoroughly.
#9
That's not where the suspense and terror came from. It came from not knowing who was possessed by the alien.


Very true, but for me personally it was also not knowing what happened over at the Norwegians' camp. Ah hell, maybe I'm being too hard on this new movie.

And yes, Carpenter's was a remake, but an awesome one!
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she's actually quite meh and on the fat side one must say.

and "the thing" is one of my favorite movies so I'll try to imagine none of this shit exists.


On the fat side? What, do you bang skeletons?
Also, some guys dig fat chicks.
I guess learning the origins of the alien would be kinda cool. But I'd agree that the mystery adds to the fear... but having watched The Thing recently I'd say it's not scary at all anymore... it's rather funny :P
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she's actually quite meh and on the fat side one must say.
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she's actually quite meh and on the fat side one must say.

and "the thing" is one of my favorite movies so I'll try to imagine none of this shit exists.

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she's actually quite meh and on the fat side one must say.

and "the thing" is one of my favorite movies so I'll try to imagine none of this shit exists.


EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW SHE'S MASSIVE!

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well the guy watches asian porn all day... of course she going to look fat compare to whats he's used to
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I like this idea better than the first idea they were going to go with a couple of years ago.

The original plan was to make a sequel in which one of the frozen bodies of the last two who were left from the American camp (or both) are transported back to the mainland in a submarine.

The first sequel took place in the submarine, which can lead to claustrobic scenes and a whodunnit like the first one, and some good suspense I suppose if done right. But the second was the Thing taking over the world after the submarine reached UK.


I like the prequel idea better and they better do it right. I absolutely love this movie, one of my favorite horror flicks.
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Yeah, it's oddly called "The Thing" same as the first movie.

I think its kind of cool they don't call it "The Thing 2" or "The Thing The Prequel."
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Yeah, it's oddly called "The Thing" same as the first movie.

I think its kind of cool they don't call it "The Thing 2" or "The Thing The Prequel."


True, but it makes it confusing as to which one you are watching. Why can't they call it something else, like they do with books?
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My pal and I discussed this (we're both big fans of horror) and came up with the fact that: The Thing prequel is a continuation of the first movie, like The Two Towers comes after Fellowship of the Ring which both make up the entire saga of "Lord of the Rings".

I dunno, just grasping at straws, i'm sure they'll talk about it in the DVD disc two when it comes out.
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she's actually quite meh and on the fat side one must say.

and "the thing" is one of my favorite movies so I'll try to imagine none of this shit exists.


#22
*sigh*

even if it is terrible, which it most likely will be, people will still go and see it, leading to more remakes/ prequels/ sequels all because they can't think of anything original to make
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she's actually quite meh and on the fat side one must say.


...That's so ridiculous I'm actually going to report it for sexism.


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#24
It's almost as bad as the Total Recall remake, but I'll go into that in a sec.

One of the best things about JC's The Thing was the 100% PRACTICAL effects. Those who have seen the film know exactly what I mean, those who havn't should see it right away. After the producers of this remake or prequel or whatever told fans early in production that they wanted to keep in with the spirit of JC's version by using mostly practical effects. Instead we get this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPlZIACHQuM

This is the russian trailer for the film, which shows more of the creature than either of the american ones. Every single shot of that thing is CGI. It looks passable at best, but will not have the same impact as the visuals from the JC version.


Not to derail the thread in any way, but is anyone aware of the remake of Total Recall? It's nearing completion as far as I am aware for a 2012 release. Apparently it will be directed by Len Wiseman (not the worst, directed Underworld and the 4th Die Hard), be rated PG13 (WHAT THE F*CK), not feature Mars (is this even the same film anymore??) and will not feature the character Richter. This means we will not have either of the best lines in the film: "GIV DESE PEOPLE EEUURRHHH!" and "See you at the party Richter!". Although if they do somehow fit those lines in they will be said by Colin Farrell instead of Arnie...
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i don't wanna be the super pedantic guy, but john carpenter's the thing was also a remake.

clearly, this new prequel is far more related to carpenter's than carpenter's was to the original. but. yeah.

so before you TOTALLY bash remakes, while i agree 90% of them are shit, the thing from 1982 is one.
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Yeah, it's oddly called "The Thing" same as the first movie.

I think its kind of cool they don't call it "The Thing 2" or "The Thing The Prequel."

I think that from now on whenever someone names a movie the same thing as a previous movie in the series, "_____ in my pants". So this will be "The Thing in my pants." The Halloween remake is now, "Halloween in my pants," and when it happens twice it'll be in there twice. For instance, the recent Aliens vs. Predator game was the sixth game bearing that title, so it is "Aliens vs. Predator in my pants in my pants in my pants in my pants in my pants in my pants."
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It's almost as bad as the Total Recall remake, but I'll go into that in a sec.

One of the best things about JC's The Thing was the 100% PRACTICAL effects. Those who have seen the film know exactly what I mean, those who havn't should see it right away. After the producers of this remake or prequel or whatever told fans early in production that they wanted to keep in with the spirit of JC's version by using mostly practical effects. Instead we get this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPlZIACHQuM

This is the russian trailer for the film, which shows more of the creature than either of the american ones. Every single shot of that thing is CGI. It looks passable at best, but will not have the same impact as the visuals from the JC version.


Not to derail the thread in any way, but is anyone aware of the remake of Total Recall? It's nearing completion as far as I am aware for a 2012 release. Apparently it will be directed by Len Wiseman (not the worst, directed Underworld and the 4th Die Hard), be rated PG13 (WHAT THE F*CK), not feature Mars (is this even the same film anymore??) and will not feature the character Richter. This means we will not have either of the best lines in the film: "GIV DESE PEOPLE EEUURRHHH!" and "See you at the party Richter!". Although if they do somehow fit those lines in they will be said by Colin Farrell instead of Arnie...

I'm also going to miss the animatronic and puppet effects of Carpenter's, but the Thing design in the new one does look quite cool.

Also, Total Recall is based on a Philip K. Dick story anyway. For all we know, the new one may be more accurate to the original story. It probably won't be, but it could be.
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i don't wanna be the super pedantic guy, but john carpenter's the thing was also a remake.

clearly, this new prequel is far more related to carpenter's than carpenter's was to the original. but. yeah.

so before you TOTALLY bash remakes, while i agree 90% of them are shit, the thing from 1982 is one.

The Thing from Another World is awesome too.
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#28
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#29
The Thing (The more recent one) was amazing, really hope they don't mess this up with all the jump scares and OTT gore which seems to be the defining feature of modern horror films.
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#30
I've known about this for months. It actually looks pretty good. I doubt it'll be better than the original, but they're trying to be as faithful to the original as possible. They're even eschewing CGI for the monster and doing it like they did in the original.

I dunno what you're talking about, Random3, the few shots you see of the monster look like practical effects to me. Definitely not CGI. Unless I'm just crazy.

Either way, it's worth watching if only for MEW pulling a Ripley.
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#31
The Thing is one of my top 5 favorite movies.

This will be awesome.

It doesn't matter that you know the outcome too much because how it happens is what will be interesting.
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I've known about this for months. It actually looks pretty good. I doubt it'll be better than the original, but they're trying to be as faithful to the original as possible. They're even eschewing CGI for the monster and doing it like they did in the original.

I dunno what you're talking about, Random3, the few shots you see of the monster look like practical effects to me. Definitely not CGI. Unless I'm just crazy.

Either way, it's worth watching if only for MEW pulling a Ripley.

They're using a mix of practical effects and CGI. There's definitely at least some CGI in the trailer.
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#33
I assumed it was supposed to just be a remake. I only just realized it was a prequel.


It looks alright. The Thing was really good, so hopefully this lives up to it.
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They're using a mix of practical effects and CGI. There's definitely at least some CGI in the trailer.

I know they are, but the monster didn't look like CGI. And that's the most important part. The bloody mess in the shower, on the other hand, looked like CGI.

I don't know why they do CGI blood in so many horror movies these days. It always looks completely fake (It's always way too dark; blood appears darker in large quantities, sure, but the base color is bright red, not like maroon; well, arterial blood is bright red, and venous blood is darker, but you never see the arterial stuff anymore), and fake blood is so easy and cheap to make that it's puzzling why they would use CGI blood. Unless it's a completely CGI gore scene. But that was just a shitload of blood and maybe a few organs that splattered all over the shower. Is it really that hard to take a bucket of fake blood and splash it all over a shower?
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Personally I'd much rather see a 2K theatre run of Carpenter's like they did with "Back to the Future" last year. They played it in Toronto for the Digital Film Festival and it was gorgeous.
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I know they are, but the monster didn't look like CGI. And that's the most important part. The bloody mess in the shower, on the other hand, looked like CGI.

I don't know why they do CGI blood in so many horror movies these days. It always looks completely fake (It's always way too dark; blood appears darker in large quantities, sure, but the base color is bright red, not like maroon; well, arterial blood is bright red, and venous blood is darker, but you never see the arterial stuff anymore), and fake blood is so easy and cheap to make that it's puzzling why they would use CGI blood. Unless it's a completely CGI gore scene. But that was just a shitload of blood and maybe a few organs that splattered all over the shower. Is it really that hard to take a bucket of fake blood and splash it all over a shower?


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Are you the blood expert?

No, although I've certainly seen a fair bit of my own. I was a clumsy kid. Nothing serious, but I certainly got my fair share of cuts and abrasions.

I'm just a gorehound. No, I've never seen a dead body, nor have I seen someone get a severe injury in real life. Which I'm SURE is what you're implying.

But it's well-documented that arterial blood is brighter than venous blood due to the fact that it's oxygenated. Now, as to actual blood splattering and whether a blood splatter in a film is realistic enough? Well, I can't be the judge of that. But CGI blood just doesn't look like blood to me. Whereas fake blood done by someone like Tom Savini does.
#39
my favorite blood is like in 300.
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Well, oxygenated blood quickly deoxygenates and turns very un-bright red fairly quickly.
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