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2022-06-25 11:20:09 AM  
This day should be a national holiday.
 
2022-06-25 11:38:37 AM  
I was only 11, so I didn't see either one in theaters, but my older brother rented The Thing when it came out and this kept me awake at night for a week.

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2022-06-25 11:42:43 AM  
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2022-06-25 11:45:18 AM  
In my opinion, Carpenter went overboard with the creature, and took some liberties with the story I didn't like.  Still a very good movie, especially with the build up to the creature reveal, but not as good as it could have been with a little more restraint.
 
2022-06-25 11:46:55 AM  
I've never seen the whole thing and from what I understand he should have been a robot. But of course Harrison Ford is too big a start to just be a robot.
 
2022-06-25 11:47:23 AM  
I saw both when they were on HBO or Showtime.
Never saw them in the theater.
 
2022-06-25 11:50:51 AM  

NOLAhd: I was only 11, so I didn't see either one in theaters, but my older brother rented The Thing when it came out and this kept me awake at night for a week.

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2022-06-25 11:51:08 AM  

Clash City Farker: I've never seen the whole thing and from what I understand he should have been a robot. But of course Harrison Ford is too big a start to just be a robot.


I'm not sure replicants should count as robots.  For one thing, they appear to be genetically engineered beings - they're made of meat.   For another, they do have free will (at least as much as we do, if you want to argue whether the universe is deterministic or not).

They're more like a deliberately bred slave race, chained by implanted memories and limited by a genetic time bomb that is supposed to kill them before they've gained enough life experience to notice and want to break free of their bonds.
 
2022-06-25 11:51:10 AM  

Clash City Farker: I've never seen the whole thing and from what I understand he should have been a robot. But of course Harrison Ford is too big a start to just be a robot.


Spoiler: He was a robot the whole time.
 
2022-06-25 11:54:03 AM  

NeoCortex42: Clash City Farker: I've never seen the whole thing and from what I understand he should have been a robot. But of course Harrison Ford is too big a start to just be a robot.

Spoiler: He was a robot the whole time.


OK, but is that a retcon from the new movie?
 
2022-06-25 11:54:35 AM  
Back when Universal Studios Orlando was about movie making, they had the animatronics from The Thing in their Movie Makeup Show. As a kid who wanted to do movie shiat, it was pretty awesome. They also had the head from Jaws.

Oh and that voiceover in Blade Runner never happened. Neither did the happy ending with footage from The Shining. And Deckard isn't a replicant, that was the whole point of the film. Never saw the sequel.
 
2022-06-25 11:56:09 AM  

NeoCortex42: Clash City Farker: I've never seen the whole thing and from what I understand he should have been a robot. But of course Harrison Ford is too big a start to just be a robot.

Spoiler: He was a robot the whole time.


Depending on who you listen to.  PKD's thing was mostly mindfarking his protagonists who had no idea what reality was any longer.  Origami aside, making it ambiguous in the original movie was the point, and trying to nail it down one way or the other is something that never should have become a thing.
 
2022-06-25 11:57:08 AM  

Clash City Farker: NeoCortex42: Clash City Farker: I've never seen the whole thing and from what I understand he should have been a robot. But of course Harrison Ford is too big a start to just be a robot.

Spoiler: He was a robot the whole time.

OK, but is that a retcon from the new movie?


No.  The new movie actually works either way, whether he's a replicant or not.  It doesn't confirm one way or the other.

The difference is what version of the first movie you watch.  The theatrical version, he was a human.  The Final Cut, he was a replicant.
 
2022-06-25 12:05:12 PM  

Mugato: Never saw the sequel.


Say what you will about the sequel's plot and whether it keeps in line with the original, but it is visually and aurally stunning enough that it is worth seeing for that alone.

If you ever get the chance, do it in a high-quality theater.
 
2022-06-25 12:09:34 PM  
And they both bombed hard.

Instead, the summer of 1982 was dominated by a different "sci-fi" movie, about a boy and his pet.
 
2022-06-25 12:11:40 PM  

Ishkur: And they both bombed hard.

Instead, the summer of 1982 was dominated by a different "sci-fi" movie, about a boy and his pet.


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2022-06-25 12:18:56 PM  

Ishkur: And they both bombed hard.

Instead, the summer of 1982 was dominated by a different "sci-fi" movie, about a boy and his pet.


I was like six and my Grandpa would ask me every week if I wanted to see ET and I would always say, that looks stupid, I want to see Raiders or The Thing again.

/Raiders was still in theaters, this was before most people had those new fangled things like VHS and movies could be around for a year or more
 
2022-06-25 12:38:10 PM  

Mugato: I was like six and my Grandpa would ask me every week if I wanted to see ET and I would always say, that looks stupid, I want to see Raiders or The Thing again.


I also thought it was stupid.

If the alien doesn't have ray guns or isn't beating the crap out of people, what's the point?


/John Carpenter was quite bitter at ET's success over The Thing, and would later go "fine, you want a benevolent alien movie, here's a benevolent alien movie" and gave us Starman which, well..... it's a movie.
 
2022-06-25 12:40:16 PM  

Unsung_Hero: In my opinion, Carpenter went overboard with the creature, and took some liberties with the story I didn't like.  Still a very good movie, especially with the build up to the creature reveal, but not as good as it could have been with a little more restraint.


Burt Lancaster's son wrote the script.

/he also wrote Bad News Bears bases on his little league experiences
 
2022-06-25 1:06:54 PM  

Ishkur: Mugato: I was like six and my Grandpa would ask me every week if I wanted to see ET and I would always say, that looks stupid, I want to see Raiders or The Thing again.

I also thought it was stupid.

If the alien doesn't have ray guns or isn't beating the crap out of people, what's the point?


/John Carpenter was quite bitter at ET's success over The Thing, and would later go "fine, you want a benevolent alien movie, here's a benevolent alien movie" and gave us Starman which, well..... it's a movie.


I have never seen ET. I've read the Mad Magazine version and seen it referenced in other shows, but I have never felt like watching the movie itself.
 
2022-06-25 1:47:57 PM  

Unsung_Hero: In my opinion, Carpenter went overboard with the creature, and took some liberties with the story I didn't like.  Still a very good movie, especially with the build up to the creature reveal, but not as good as it could have been with a little more restraint.


the original was so much better. for both movies.
 
2022-06-25 2:28:26 PM  
July 1982.

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I saw this on Lazer disk.
 
2022-06-25 2:28:32 PM  
Both amazing films.
 
2022-06-25 2:31:56 PM  

NOLAhd: I was only 11, so I didn't see either one in theaters, but my older brother rented The Thing when it came out and this kept me awake at night for a week.

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You gotta be f*cking kidding me!
 
2022-06-25 2:47:07 PM  
Oblig?
The Things
Youtube h-G-k9-y1NA
 
2022-06-25 2:47:56 PM  
I was waiting tables at Lake Hotel in Yellowstone that summer to pay for college so I saw few movies, but I did catch Conan the Barbarian in the Aspen Theater (now a pizza joint), during a shopping trip to Jackson, WY. 

Looking back, that was a hell of a movie summer:
ET
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Poltergeist
The Road Warrior
The Thing
Blade Runner
Conan the Barbarian
Tron
Rocky III
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Airplane II
Firefox
 
2022-06-25 3:47:15 PM  

Ivo Shandor: I have never seen ET. I've read the Mad Magazine version and seen it referenced in other shows, but I have never felt like watching the movie itself.


I saw both ET and Raiders in the theatre when I was 13.

I remember thinking ET was pretty good, but not really worth seeing twice (unlike Raiders).

Also saw Poltergeist that year and am not ashamed to admit that that movie scared the hell out me.
 
2022-06-25 3:48:58 PM  

Mole Man: July 1982.

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I saw this on Lazer disk.


I just realized not too long ago that she was the hot chick in Caddyshack. Wow.
 
2022-06-25 3:51:39 PM  

bostonguy: Mugato: Never saw the sequel.

Say what you will about the sequel's plot and whether it keeps in line with the original, but it is visually and aurally stunning enough that it is worth seeing for that alone.

If you ever get the chance, do it in a high-quality theater.


For me it works better in my home set-up where I can skip tight past every bit Jared Leto's stank.
I almost walked off the theater. I can't stand that motherf*cker and he stopped the movie dead.
 
2022-06-25 3:53:29 PM  

BorgiaGinz: I was waiting tables at Lake Hotel in Yellowstone that summer to pay for college


Was in the dining room there with my family two years earlier in the summer of 1980 when a waiter dropped an enormous, loaded serving tray about square in the middle of the dining room, bringing everything to a screeching halt. Still feel bad for that guy.

That wasn't you, was it?
 
2022-06-25 3:54:29 PM  
I saw them both in the theater because I had just returned to California from Montana and a domed theater was here that rocked. The Thing played in the cool dome with the statues, fountains and balcony. Blade Runner was sadly in the smaller theaters. I hated seeing movies anywhere else.

/ RIP Century Domes, best movie theater of all time ( Dolby, deep booming woofers, the place literally shook ).
 
2022-06-25 3:58:25 PM  

Ishkur: Mugato: I was like six and my Grandpa would ask me every week if I wanted to see ET and I would always say, that looks stupid, I want to see Raiders or The Thing again.

I also thought it was stupid.

If the alien doesn't have ray guns or isn't beating the crap out of people, what's the point?



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Illegal alien.

Must build dome to keep earth safe.
 
2022-06-25 4:00:55 PM  

bostonguy: Mole Man: July 1982.

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I saw this on Lazer disk.

I just realized not too long ago that she was the hot chick in Caddyshack. Wow.


She kept her shirt on in Tron.

Probably why you did not recognize her.
 
2022-06-25 4:20:18 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Clash City Farker: I've never seen the whole thing and from what I understand he should have been a robot. But of course Harrison Ford is too big a start to just be a robot.

I'm not sure replicants should count as robots.  For one thing, they appear to be genetically engineered beings - they're made of meat.   For another, they do have free will (at least as much as we do, if you want to argue whether the universe is deterministic or not).

They're more like a deliberately bred slave race, chained by implanted memories and limited by a genetic time bomb that is supposed to kill them before they've gained enough life experience to notice and want to break free of their bonds.


They're pretty much the mirror image of the AI question.  Instead of artificial minds without meat to wonder over ethics about, they're artificial minds in meat etc.  Because we relate one hell of a lot better to random hooman than we do a shiny metal ass.  Meant to make people stop and think of AI as people, at least that was always one of my takeaways.  It just needed to put it in a human suit to make said AI seem... well - human.  Or at least sapient and close enough to us as to make no nevermind.  The fact that they look like people is a visual edition of, "But what if you couldn't tell who was artificial and who wasn't?"  Instead of spending 52 minutes of the movie trying to make a metal box relatable, you just write them as humans with issues and boom done - all the while you can advance your plot at the same time 'cause they're being human and getting up to shiat

/while it was an extended human slavery callback
//it also worked brilliantly for the above scribble
///really one of the main reasons why I elevate it from "great movie" to "holy shiat!" personally
////it really does work on a lot of farking levels, and not accidentally
 
2022-06-25 5:15:55 PM  

Mugato: Back when Universal Studios Orlando was about movie making, they had the animatronics from The Thing in their Movie Makeup Show. As a kid who wanted to do movie shiat, it was pretty awesome. They also had the head from Jaws.

Oh and that voiceover in Blade Runner never happened. Neither did the happy ending with footage from The Shining. And Deckard isn't a replicant, that was the whole point of the film. Never saw the sequel.


Yeah, I always thought that the whole point of the movie was that Batty was a more fully realized person than Deckard, so the created being was more human than the real human who had lost his humanity and become a tool of state oppression.

Making Deckard a replicant just undermines that message about how policing has dehumanized him.
 
2022-06-25 5:18:33 PM  

LewDux: Oblig?
[YouTube video: The Things]


This!

And for those of us that prefer to read the story:

https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/watts_01_10/
 
2022-06-25 5:27:15 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Mugato: Back when Universal Studios Orlando was about movie making, they had the animatronics from The Thing in their Movie Makeup Show. As a kid who wanted to do movie shiat, it was pretty awesome. They also had the head from Jaws.

Oh and that voiceover in Blade Runner never happened. Neither did the happy ending with footage from The Shining. And Deckard isn't a replicant, that was the whole point of the film. Never saw the sequel.

Yeah, I always thought that the whole point of the movie was that Batty was a more fully realized person than Deckard, so the created being was more human than the real human who had lost his humanity and become a tool of state oppression.

Making Deckard a replicant just undermines that message about how policing has dehumanized him.


That is, in fact, the entire thesis statement of the entire movie: MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN.

The replicants were young and vibrant and emotional and full of vitality, with limited life experiences they behaved like children, excited and bewildered by everything all the time. They loved life, they loved being alive, and all they wanted was more.

Meanwhile the humans were old, bitter, jaded, unemotional dregs going through the motions and doing their jobs like automatons. Their lives were drab and colorless, and stripped of any warmth and humanity.

From this perspective the movie poses the question: What does it mean to be human? When the machines are more human than we are?

So yes: Making Deckard a replicant completely ruins that narrative. It doesn't add anything to the thesis, and in most cases effectively makes it worse.
 
2022-06-25 5:46:40 PM  

Ishkur: Mad_Radhu: Mugato: Back when Universal Studios Orlando was about movie making, they had the animatronics from The Thing in their Movie Makeup Show. As a kid who wanted to do movie shiat, it was pretty awesome. They also had the head from Jaws.

Oh and that voiceover in Blade Runner never happened. Neither did the happy ending with footage from The Shining. And Deckard isn't a replicant, that was the whole point of the film. Never saw the sequel.

Yeah, I always thought that the whole point of the movie was that Batty was a more fully realized person than Deckard, so the created being was more human than the real human who had lost his humanity and become a tool of state oppression.

Making Deckard a replicant just undermines that message about how policing has dehumanized him.

That is, in fact, the entire thesis statement of the entire movie: MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN.

The replicants were young and vibrant and emotional and full of vitality, with limited life experiences they behaved like children, excited and bewildered by everything all the time. They loved life, they loved being alive, and all they wanted was more.

Meanwhile the humans were old, bitter, jaded, unemotional dregs going through the motions and doing their jobs like automatons. Their lives were drab and colorless, and stripped of any warmth and humanity.

From this perspective the movie poses the question: What does it mean to be human? When the machines are more human than we are?

So yes: Making Deckard a replicant completely ruins that narrative. It doesn't add anything to the thesis, and in most cases effectively makes it worse.


Plus there's also a subtext of the replicants representing humanity, while the humans have become life-giving gods who punish capriciously and try to keep their creations from experiencing the tree of life. Batty gained more knowledge than he should have and thus was driven to rebel against his creator and destroy him for the evils he inflected upon his creation.

The movie is just brilliant because it works on so many levels at the same time.
 
2022-06-25 5:58:25 PM  
Ishkur:

If the alien doesn't have ray guns

It was replaced by an alien walkie talkie.
 
2022-06-25 6:28:55 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Plus there's also a subtext of the replicants representing humanity, while the humans have become life-giving gods who punish capriciously and try to keep their creations from experiencing the tree of life. Batty gained more knowledge than he should have and thus was driven to rebel against his creator and destroy him for the evils he inflected upon his creation.


Whether it's intentional or not, there is religious tropage in every sci-fi story.

It's almost a law of sci-fi imagery/metaphor.
 
2022-06-25 7:27:42 PM  

Ishkur: Mugato: I was like six and my Grandpa would ask me every week if I wanted to see ET and I would always say, that looks stupid, I want to see Raiders or The Thing again.

I also thought it was stupid.

If the alien doesn't have ray guns or isn't beating the crap out of people, what's the point?


/John Carpenter was quite bitter at ET's success over The Thing, and would later go "fine, you want a benevolent alien movie, here's a benevolent alien movie" and gave us Starman which, well..... it's a movie.


Wow...s'rsly. Have you even seen Starman? An amazing performance by Jeff Bridges, great support from Karen Allen and Charles Martin Smith, a fantastic musical score, and a touching ending. For me, it's one of Carpenter's best "non-genre" movies.

I remember seeing all the movies mentioned in this entire thread in theaters. Honestly, the first time I saw Blade Runner, I was like "WTF did just watch?" And ET is a terrific film. in 1982, I was 28 and I still bawled my eyes out when ET said "I'll be right here." I went to Tron during a weekday afternoon matinee with maybe 10 people in the theater. I thought "Here's a movie that encourages me to be a geek."

Films are a product of their times. Tron failed because, like, 99% of Americans had zero computer familiarity. Common household PCs were so far away still. Wendy Carlos' soundtrack was amazing. Is it dated now? Fark yeah. What movie from that era that has technology be at its center isn't? War Games looks so childish now.

Back to Starman...it's not a SF film except in its premise. It's a chase thriller and love story combined. The sincerity of Bridges' and Allen's performance sells it. I believe I read that Bridges studied birds' movements prior to filming so his head movements would make sense as he is an alien lifeforce inhabiting the body of Karen Allen's deceased husband.

Oh well...YMMV.
 
2022-06-25 7:45:56 PM  
I may have written the story on fark previously, but I watched The Thing for the first time while visiting a sub-arctic research station. There were about a dozen of us students. The movie room had no windows.

It was about midnight when we hear something happening on the floor above us. Except there is no floor above us, that's the roof.

In the blink of an eye, our host (a very cute 25-year old woman) grabs her rifle, throws on her boots, and runs outside. The base's guard dog, Silver, is right beside her.

Turns out that a polar bear had climbed on the roof, and this was a pretty regular occurrence. I learned that when I saw the sign at the inside of the door that said "Look right. Look left. Look up.". Polar bears were jumping down off the roof to attack people. Thankfully nobody ever got hurt.

/Silver died of old age shortly after that
//that dog had no fear, would chase polar bears away nearly daily when they weren't hibernating
 
2022-06-25 7:54:15 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: bostonguy: Mole Man: July 1982.

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I saw this on Lazer disk.

I just realized not too long ago that she was the hot chick in Caddyshack. Wow.

She kept her shirt on in Tron.

Probably why you did not recognize her.


one of the scenes in Caddyshack where she kept her shirt on was still quite a moment
 
2022-06-25 8:07:37 PM  

slantsix: I may have written the story on fark previously, but I watched The Thing for the first time while visiting a sub-arctic research station. There were about a dozen of us students. The movie room had no windows.

It was about midnight when we hear something happening on the floor above us. Except there is no floor above us, that's the roof.

In the blink of an eye, our host (a very cute 25-year old woman) grabs her rifle, throws on her boots, and runs outside. The base's guard dog, Silver, is right beside her.

Turns out that a polar bear had climbed on the roof, and this was a pretty regular occurrence. I learned that when I saw the sign at the inside of the door that said "Look right. Look left. Look up.". Polar bears were jumping down off the roof to attack people. Thankfully nobody ever got hurt.

/Silver died of old age shortly after that
//that dog had no fear, would chase polar bears away nearly daily when they weren't hibernating


Can't blame the bears, they found a food dispenser.  Smart bears.

What you really needed was a bear-detecting paintball gun.  If it didn't chase them away, at the very least they'd be brightly colored to make them easier to spot.
 
2022-06-25 8:42:17 PM  

BrianGriffin: Ishkur: Mugato: I was like six and my Grandpa would ask me every week if I wanted to see ET and I would always say, that looks stupid, I want to see Raiders or The Thing again.

I also thought it was stupid.

If the alien doesn't have ray guns or isn't beating the crap out of people, what's the point?


/John Carpenter was quite bitter at ET's success over The Thing, and would later go "fine, you want a benevolent alien movie, here's a benevolent alien movie" and gave us Starman which, well..... it's a movie.

Wow...s'rsly. Have you even seen Starman? An amazing performance by Jeff Bridges, great support from Karen Allen and Charles Martin Smith, a fantastic musical score, and a touching ending. For me, it's one of Carpenter's best "non-genre" movies.

I remember seeing all the movies mentioned in this entire thread in theaters. Honestly, the first time I saw Blade Runner, I was like "WTF did just watch?" And ET is a terrific film. in 1982, I was 28 and I still bawled my eyes out when ET said "I'll be right here." I went to Tron during a weekday afternoon matinee with maybe 10 people in the theater. I thought "Here's a movie that encourages me to be a geek."

Films are a product of their times. Tron failed because, like, 99% of Americans had zero computer familiarity. Common household PCs were so far away still. Wendy Carlos' soundtrack was amazing. Is it dated now? Fark yeah. What movie from that era that has technology be at its center isn't? War Games looks so childish now.

Back to Starman...it's not a SF film except in its premise. It's a chase thriller and love story combined. The sincerity of Bridges' and Allen's performance sells it. I believe I read that Bridges studied birds' movements prior to filming so his head movements would make sense as he is an alien lifeforce inhabiting the body of Karen Allen's deceased husband.

Oh well...YMMV.


I ran into a John Carpenter hipster fan several years ago, happily spoke of the popular films of his, but admitted he never saw Starman.

It's Carpenter's only Oscar nominated movie (Bridges). And talk about an underrated film that gets no respect from an underrated film director that gets no respect.

/need to resee it after playing Dragon Age: Inquisition -- the "good" demon possessed guy's demeanor and naivety reminded me of Bridges' alien character, and both were resurrects of someone who died. Also would be curious if Carpenter played DA:I and thought the same -- he is said to be a gamer.
 
2022-06-25 8:49:14 PM  

Ishkur: Mad_Radhu: Mugato: Back when Universal Studios Orlando was about movie making, they had the animatronics from The Thing in their Movie Makeup Show. As a kid who wanted to do movie shiat, it was pretty awesome. They also had the head from Jaws.

Oh and that voiceover in Blade Runner never happened. Neither did the happy ending with footage from The Shining. And Deckard isn't a replicant, that was the whole point of the film. Never saw the sequel.

Yeah, I always thought that the whole point of the movie was that Batty was a more fully realized person than Deckard, so the created being was more human than the real human who had lost his humanity and become a tool of state oppression.

Making Deckard a replicant just undermines that message about how policing has dehumanized him.

That is, in fact, the entire thesis statement of the entire movie: MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN.

The replicants were young and vibrant and emotional and full of vitality, with limited life experiences they behaved like children, excited and bewildered by everything all the time. They loved life, they loved being alive, and all they wanted was more.

Meanwhile the humans were old, bitter, jaded, unemotional dregs going through the motions and doing their jobs like automatons. Their lives were drab and colorless, and stripped of any warmth and humanity.

From this perspective the movie poses the question: What does it mean to be human? When the machines are more human than we are?

So yes: Making Deckard a replicant completely ruins that narrative. It doesn't add anything to the thesis, and in most cases effectively makes it worse.


The novel had Deckard human. Ford played Deckard as a human.

The video game of Blade Runner gives a clue about someone as a suspect replicant. "Staggered by punches" rules them out as a replicant. If you notice, Deckard is a physical failure. He can't jump well, he uses the stairs while K runs through a wall, he has his hand broken, and he sure as hell gets beat up.

And Leto had to take him off world for torture or something. Leto has a factory in LA, has murdered two replicants in it, but Ford requires off world treatment ... sounds like they wanted to torture a human off world where they wouldn't have inquiries.

Also, as said, there is something poignant about a human being less human than the robots faking their humanity that he's hunting. Deckard in the novel notices it when watching a replicant dancer; she's vibrant trying to get the most of life while the humans he knows, including himself, are depressive sad sacks, growing cynical and brutal.
 
2022-06-25 9:04:24 PM  

Ishkur: And they both bombed hard.

Instead, the summer of 1982 was dominated by a different "sci-fi" movie, about a boy and his pet.


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2022-06-25 9:52:43 PM  

sinko swimo: Unsung_Hero: In my opinion, Carpenter went overboard with the creature, and took some liberties with the story I didn't like.  Still a very good movie, especially with the build up to the creature reveal, but not as good as it could have been with a little more restraint.

the original was so much better. for both movies.


The Thing From Another World is a great movie, I think it's the best of 50s SciFi.
But Carpenter's version is better.
 
2022-06-25 10:03:10 PM  

bostonguy: [Fark user image image 769x766]


My life needs a Vangelis soundtrack.
 
2022-06-25 10:11:08 PM  

Your_Huckleberry: sinko swimo: Unsung_Hero: In my opinion, Carpenter went overboard with the creature, and took some liberties with the story I didn't like.  Still a very good movie, especially with the build up to the creature reveal, but not as good as it could have been with a little more restraint.

the original was so much better. for both movies.

The Thing From Another World is a great movie, I think it's the best of 50s SciFi.
But Carpenter's version is better.


50's Thing was okay, but missed the mark on looks
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/Fire bad!
//Gunsmoke gooooooooood!
 
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