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2022-05-25 8:47:38 AM  
Boy I sure hope they reworked all those terrible and boring live action effects with cgi.  they should really ask george lucas about that.
 
2022-05-25 8:48:17 AM  
Not in montreal though😭
 
2022-05-25 8:48:41 AM  
When I started working in a new office within my organization, you have to suss out who the safe people are and figure out which one is the bad one. Hopefully there's only one Trumper.
 
2022-05-25 8:53:52 AM  
I streamed this film a few years ago. Still magnificent.

The opening scene is that special type of psychological horror: watching educated, rational, and prudent men completely freaking out over something commonly innocuous.
 
2022-05-25 9:07:34 AM  
Yes
 
2022-05-25 9:08:39 AM  
The Thing was awesome, one of the all-time greats.

I'd much rather watch a 40 year old movie that I've seen a dozen times than any of the craptacular product "movies" that they're crapping out today.
 
2022-05-25 9:13:33 AM  
Among Us: The Movie
 
2022-05-25 9:21:13 AM  
I saw this on screen at my university's theater in 98 or so.  Totally worth seeing on the big screen!
 
2022-05-25 9:21:41 AM  
Years ago there was a Fark discussion after some remake had come out and people were biatching about how "the remake is never as good as the original"

I brought up The Thing and everyone was "Yeah, ok....we'll give you that one"
 
2022-05-25 9:25:53 AM  
You can trust doctors

The Thing/Diabetes Mashup
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2022-05-25 9:30:10 AM  

scanman61: Years ago there was a Fark discussion after some remake had come out and people were biatching about how "the remake is never as good as the original"

I brought up The Thing and everyone was "Yeah, ok....we'll give you that one"


Is it really a remake, though? While it and The Thing From Another World (1951) are based off of "Who Goes There", the movies themselves are quite different.
 
2022-05-25 9:46:46 AM  
Hell yes!

Watched it at Christmas, as it is my Christmas tradition.

There's snow.
 
2022-05-25 10:57:12 AM  

WhippingBoi: scanman61: Years ago there was a Fark discussion after some remake had come out and people were biatching about how "the remake is never as good as the original"

I brought up The Thing and everyone was "Yeah, ok....we'll give you that one"

Is it really a remake, though? While it and The Thing From Another World (1951) are based off of "Who Goes There", the movies themselves are quite different.


The one with donald sutherland was good too.
 
2022-05-25 11:40:23 AM  
Most of the effects definitely hold up really well, except the big bad at the end is a bit of a letdown.

The rest of the film is still a great watch, and the build in tension for the first act is perfectly done.
 
2022-05-25 12:21:38 PM  

August11: I streamed this film a few years ago. Still magnificent.

The opening scene is that special type of psychological horror: watching educated, rational, and prudent men completely freaking out over something commonly innocuous.


I own the Arrow Blu-Ray. The Thng is a paranoia classic, and I'm still astonished that it failed at the box office.

Youi kids today would not believe how awesome the summer of 1982 was: Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, ET, The Road Warrior, Tron, Blade Runner, The Dark Crystal, Poltergiest, Conan the Barbarian.. ..

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2022-05-25 12:28:37 PM  

BorgiaGinz: August11: I streamed this film a few years ago. Still magnificent.

The opening scene is that special type of psychological horror: watching educated, rational, and prudent men completely freaking out over something commonly innocuous.

I own the Arrow Blu-Ray. The Thng is a paranoia classic, and I'm still astonished that it failed at the box office.

Youi kids today would not believe how awesome the summer of 1982 was: Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, ET, The Road Warrior, Tron, Blade Runner, The Dark Crystal, Poltergiest, Conan the Barbarian.. ..

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This.

I was fifteen that summer. And they wonder why I only made it halfway through Avatar.
 
2022-05-25 12:35:14 PM  
Hell yeah, I'm going to that. Missed it in the theatres the first time. Pretty sure the only movie I saw that summer was Star Trek II. At least that's the only one I remember. Oh, wait....ET.

I wouldn't mind seeing the 1951 version on a big screen, too. That's a great work of 50s SciFi, with awesome dry snarky dialogue.
 
2022-05-25 2:37:17 PM  
Be interesting to see it in theaters again, I was 12 when it came out and we saw it at the drive in after some family film that was the first one. Convinced our parents to stay and watch it.

Only got to see the beginning, I think my sister (younger than me) and I spent most of the second half hiding behind the seat.
 
2022-05-25 5:29:01 PM  
It really does not hold up. Just like most old movies, people who loved the first time will say it's still great, but anyone who sees it for the first time in a modern setting will laugh. Just like when that muppet was pushed out of the guy's chest in Alien.
 
2022-05-25 7:05:13 PM  

KB202: It really does not hold up. Just like most old movies, people who loved the first time will say it's still great, but anyone who sees it for the first time in a modern setting will laugh. Just like when that muppet was pushed out of the guy's chest in Alien.


Go back to your Xman movies and Xbox pacifier.
 
2022-05-25 7:59:11 PM  

BorgiaGinz: August11: I streamed this film a few years ago. Still magnificent.

The opening scene is that special type of psychological horror: watching educated, rational, and prudent men completely freaking out over something commonly innocuous.

I own the Arrow Blu-Ray. The Thng is a paranoia classic, and I'm still astonished that it failed at the box office.

Youi kids today would not believe how awesome the summer of 1982 was: Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, ET, The Road Warrior, Tron, Blade Runner, The Dark Crystal, Poltergiest, Conan the Barbarian.. ..

[Fark user image image 691x1200]


I totally forgot about reading those movie listings in the newspapers as a kid. All the pictures...the Sunday paper...totally forgot.
 
2022-05-25 9:34:48 PM  
If you're a fan of boardgames and The Thing you should check out The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31.  It does a wonderful job of capturing the paranoia of the movie.  You will never trust your friends again after playing it.

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