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Message Posted On Monday, February 2nd 2009 at 5:42 pm
I've had a few days to digest this, as the ramifications will definitely impact my life. Some may know, some may not but The Thing is, far and above, my favourite film.. ever. It's brilliant. The special effects are better than the CG crap you see in films now and it came out in 1982! The plot is amazing and very suspenseful. It was even spoofed in South Park.

Anyway, like I said I've had time to think about this and I've embraced it. It wasn't easy. I respect John Carpenter for not making any sequels or remakes or anything throughout the years. I've come to terms with this for a number of reasons. 1) A prequel makes more sense than a sequel. 2) The screenwriter, Ronald D. Moore, has a very impressive list of credits. 3) The director is Dutch. 4) It's been 27 years. This isn't like the Saw series where there's a crappy sequel every 12 months.

So now begins the waiting period, as new pieces of information surface and I gobble them up as quickly as possible.
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Message Posted On Monday, February 2nd 2009 at 6:05 pm
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Message Posted On Monday, March 2nd 2009 at 9:40 pm
Being a Battlestar fan, I'm interested in what Ron Moore can bring to the the table. But I definately reserve my judgment until I've seen it. I do like Carpenter's version of The Thing.
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Message Posted On Wednesday, July 20th 2011 at 11:24 am
Finally.. a trailer.
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Message Posted On Thursday, March 1st 2012 at 1:28 pm
It didn't live up to the original, which was virtually impossible anyway. It had too much CG for me. The original (which is now 30 years old) still looks better. My biggest gripe however is that they failed to capture the paranoia from the original. I'm not saying I knew who was and wasn't an imposter but I never really cared. And I really disliked how they took you inside the ship. For me that felt completely unnecessary and takes away from the mystery of the thing itself. I did liked how they tied it in during the credits though.

Oh well.. these things rarely work. At least Mary Elizabeth Winstead was cute.

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