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Here we go boys & girls, lets hope and pray it's half as good as the original..

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I think the trailer has been out for quite some time.

You mean the original by Hawks or Carpenter's?

It DEFINITELY will not be as good as Carpenter's. It probably won't be as good as Hawks, either. I'll watch and see, though. Carpenter can't be imitated.
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I'm just so bothered why "The Thing" needed to be remade? It's a masterpiece. And it isn't dated one bit. So what's the point? The special effects are all real too. I don't think there was any CGI in Carpenter's version. We all know, that the new "The Thing" will have CGI running out the yin-yang.

I just wouldn't put our hopes up on this one.
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I'm just so bothered why "The Thing" needed to be remade? It's a masterpiece. And it isn't dated one bit. So what's the point? The special effects are all real too. I don't think there was any CGI in Carpenter's version. We all know, that the new "The Thing" will have CGI running out the yin-yang.

I just wouldn't put our hopes up on this one.

It's not a remake, it's a prequel FWIW. It's the Swedish camp from Carpenter's film. I'm skeptical about how it will turn out, but from what I've read they've put a lot into matching Carpenter's film, and supposedly tried to do as much with practical effects as possible, so I'll definitely give this a look. It also brings up an interesting dynamic talked about with Prometheus, in regards to knowing the outcome of said prequel .
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Ya it's easy to dismiss this, but from what I've read they are handling it with more care, respect, and effort than I've seen most "remake\
eboot" camps.
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It's not a remake, it's a prequel FWIW. It's the Swedish camp from Carpenter's film.

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"Hey Sweden!"

"They're Norwegian, Mac."

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Norwegian.

Yeah same thing
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Watching the trailer, I'm kind of seeing that it has the horror cliche of the main character already knowing that it will end in disaster and being opposed by the guy who wants money/fame/scientific discovery.

I liked that the Carpenter version had none of that, and was more just everyone trying to figure out what the heck was going on.

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They would do better by making Dan Brown’s, Deception Point, into a movie.
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Looks promising but please please oh please do not eff this up with big Hollywood cliche's and cheap and/or overdone CGI... please. That said this will be a day 1 theater visit and included in my 31 days of horror

Carpenters The Thing is a masterpiece. I own it on VHS, DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu, incidentally the best version is the HD-DVD IMO.


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Carpenters The Thing is a masterpiece. I own it on VHS, DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu, incidentally the best version is the HD-DVD IMO.

Where's the laserdisc?

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Where's the laserdisc?

Sorry man, I'm only 37 and missed out on that one


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Looks promising but please please oh please do not eff this up with big Hollywood cliche's and cheap and/or overdone CGI... please. That said this will be a day 1 theater visit and included in my 31 days of horror

Carpenters The Thing is a masterpiece. I own it on VHS, DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu, incidentally the best version is the HD-DVD IMO.

Without question its the HD-DVD! I saw it at a guy's house a couple years ago projected via a Mike Parker modded EHome 9500LC Ultra. It was beautiful to say the least. It was more cinematic than some movies I've seen at the theater lately.

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It's not a remake, it's a prequel FWIW. It's the Swedish camp from Carpenter's film. I'm skeptical about how it will turn out, but from what I've read they've put a lot into matching Carpenter's film, and supposedly tried to do as much with practical effects as possible, so I'll definitely give this a look. It also brings up an interesting dynamic talked about with Prometheus, in regards to knowing the outcome of said prequel .

If this is the prequel and it does well, who wants to place a bet that some sort of a remake of The Thing won't be too far behind?

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It looks awesome to me, but I fear that it only looks awesome because of the movie that preceeded it and my love for it.

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Yeah, I like the imagery and the cast, but the lead actress has a look of "I rented the first movie so I know what's going to happen in this one" on her face the whole time.

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Sorry man, I'm only 37 and missed out on that one

Hey, I'm only 34, and I have a laserdisc or two lying around. (With no way of playing them. )

BTW, you probably know what I'm talking about, but what is the song in the VHS copy playing just before the dog prowls around the camp? It was Stevie Wonder's Superstitious in the theatrical release and the DVD, but the videotape they had to substitute another song.

I have the DVD and the VHS tape myself, and I hang onto the VHS because of the difference.

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They may have already B'd their L in that trailer by showing too much! Ugh. I'm diggin' it though.

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They may have already B'd their L in that trailer by showing too much! Ugh. I'm diggin' it though.

I don't buy that argument, maybe if you've never seen the 1982 film. If you've seen it there is nothing new at all in the trailer.
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I don't buy that argument, maybe if you've never seen the 1982 film. If you've seen it there is nothing new at all in the trailer.

Well, if you've seen 1951 version...
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this looks dumb and pointless, like 99% of the movies that come out these days.
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I've had J. Capenters The Thing on VHS (both taped off HBO and studio release), LaserDisc (first issue and remastered) DVD (first issue and special edition) and currently have it on HD-DVD. If this had been released on 8 Track and Viewmaster, I probably would've owned those too. This movie will be lucky to get a rental from me. I'll wait until I hear feedback from fans of JC's version before I give it a shot, but like Rakesh said, it sounds pretty pointless.

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Heh. Reminds me of the Enterprise episode where they encountered the Borg in the Arctic.

Now that's a prequel.

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Looks promising but please please oh please do not eff this up with big Hollywood cliche's and cheap and/or overdone CGI... please. That said this will be a day 1 theater visit and included in my 31 days of horror

Carpenters The Thing is a masterpiece. I own it on VHS, DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu, incidentally the best version is the HD-DVD IMO.

I have that HD DVD also. Speaking of cliche's, I see they have a woman featured prominently in the trailer. Nothing against women in movies but I hope they don't have her character dominating the male characters. I've seen my full of those types of movies as well as women kicking men's behinds. That scenario would kill this for me.

I always thought they should have made a sequel as the Carpenter movie left off with two characters standing and a creature still alive with the temperature rapidly dropping.
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Judging from the trailer, I don't see the point of this movie be it prequel or sequel. Change some faces and it's the previous movie only with crappier acting.

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Unless they come up with something radically different, the potential downfall of this movie is that we already know the ending.
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Looks like nothing new. That being said with the lack of horror these days, I will see it


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