SF Debris: The Thing

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Re: SF Debris: The Thing

Postby Mikey » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:14 pm

My bad. It was Heinjningen. del Toro was that awful remake of "The Wolf Man."
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Re: SF Debris: The Thing

Postby Tyyr » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:26 pm

Yet del Toro made Hellboy, Blade II, and Pan's Labyrinth. I'll give the guy the benefit of the doubt.
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Re: SF Debris: The Thing

Postby Tsukiyumi » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:33 pm

It was better than I expected. Not nearly as solid overall as Carpenter's film, but it does fit nicely into the story.
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Re: SF Debris: The Thing

Postby Graham Kennedy » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:35 pm

I quite liked the prequel, overall. Where I thought it failed was in being too fast paced at the start. They obviously want to get to the Thing as fast as they can - we first see it within 25 minutes. As a result you really don't have time to get to know any of the characters at all and so you really don't care all that much when they get killed or converted into Things or whatever. Plus the Norwegian leader is a dick, for absolutely no reason except the most obvious one possible.

They do take pains to match what we see in this film with what comes later... mostly. There are a couple of little niggles, and one big one...

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I did like that they came up with quite a new and interesting spin on finding out who is a Thing, though.
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Re: SF Debris: The Thing

Postby Mikey » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:21 pm

Tyyr wrote:Yet del Toro made Hellboy, Blade II, and Pan's Labyrinth. I'll give the guy the benefit of the doubt.


I don't have a problem with his films in general. Since it was a discussion of remakes, I just added that judgement in, but make no mistake - I don't think anyone could have remade The Wolf Man up to the standards of the Lon Chaney Jr. film.
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Re: SF Debris: The Thing

Postby Tyyr » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:32 pm

Point.

Thinking about it I think del Toro is probably a bit too set in on how he likes to do things and how he wants things to look, behave, etc. to do a remake. General plot, some ideas, but it would likely be unrecognizable.
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