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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The Thing 2011

 

Like most, when I heard they were going to remake John Carpenter's The Thing, I got worried. Then I heard the interesting news that it was going to be a prequel, focusing on the Norwegian's story that was alluded to in the first film. I became very curious to see what they would do with it. If you've seen the original movie, you know for a fact there is only ONE way this movie can end. And there are also several key moments that needed to occur in order to keep in tune with the continuity.

Well you know what? Not a single beat was missed. From the red axe in the wall to the two faced creature burned in the snow to even the dog running from the helicopter. IT'S ALL THERE. And it's amazing. This prequel kept the spirit of the original film and a lot of themes while even embellishing and complimenting them. It was excellent. I have never been more pleased by a prequel or even a sequel for that matter.

And I honestly think it's harder to make a prequel, because you have stricter guidelines. But this movie shines as a perfect example of what a proper prequel should look like. Nothing was over looked and every important detail was accounted for. And as people have already stated, the epilogue, mixed with the Carpenter theme is not only awesome, its chilling.

There is nothing wrong with this prequel film and no true Carpenter fan should find a reason to complain. It in no way detracts from the first movie at all.


10 comments:

  1. Gonna have to see this one I think.

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  2. Sounds pretty cool, nice review!

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  3. So many remakes lately, but this one looks interesting.

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  4. I want to see this one, even though I don't watch horrors, but when I do watch them, I like the one with an isolated setting like this film!

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  5. I had heard worries it was going to crap all over the first's legacy. Glad it didn't.

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  6. that's quite the accomplishment, many times a movie will not meet up to expectations. I'll check it out

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  7. I never got to see this yet definitely gotta check it out when i can

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  8. You sure? I wasn't going to see it because it was a prequel.

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  9. I've never seen the original before actually...

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