Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Ra88, Jul 5, 2008.
Saw it in front of Hancock.
I am interested.
Looks interesting. Thankfully Keanu can't fuck it up with shitty acting because it looks like the script calls for him to act like a wooden idiot. Perfectly natural then.
Not bad, though I'm not sure how true to the original it is. I dunno, never saw the original, but I didn't think there was all that destruction involved.
Was really hoping for a "Gort Verada Nikto" in there at the end too.
It looks to have absolutely nothing to do with the original. Man, I thought the remake of The Thing was far off the mark.
Seems to bear absolutely no resemblance to the original.
Actually, John Carpenter's The Thing is much closer in terms of story and theme to the short story both movies were based on. The story is called Who Goes There by John W. Campbell, Jr. and is a fantastic read. The original Thing From Another world is takes many more liberties with the story.
As usual, Keanu's acting is top notch. No one plays Keanu better than Keanu.
So basically the humans have to be purged from Earth so that Earth can live? Is this another Eco-Movie? Yes, I've never seen the original.
Interesting. I have seen the original, but I was very young at the time, and honestly can't remember anything from it. Even if this does deviate from the original, it still looks to be a good film of it's own.
It's going to take more then this to get me interested.
The message of the original movie was inspired by the cold war. Basically the space man comes down to warn humanity not to bring there fight into space or they will kick there ass. Supposedly there was a lot of Christan subtext to the film but I was little when I saw it and didn't pick up on that aspect.
The original of The Day The Earth Stood Still is one of my favourite movies; it's an all-time sci-fi classic.
That just looked like every other bog-standard sci-fi hash-up that Hollywood puts out. Oh joy.
Mostly because the original Thing From Another World was made as an anti-Communism movie; the concept was that anyone could be a communist, but how would you tell until it was too late - you know, the whole "keep your eyes open for subversive behaviour" thing. Since the world had moved on, John Carpenter's remake (which I have to admit I absolutely LOVE) was done more from the "straightforward horror movie" angle without having to try and fit in a political message.
Bingo. It's not very subtle about it either. That's the one thing about genre films (especially horror). You can see the general fears of the time through the eyes of the film makers. Unfortunately, due to the abundant amount of remakes, today's genre films usually lack the feel for the times. Sad really.
Looks like it...
Absolutely loved the original, one of my favorite sci-fi films of all time.
As for the remake, again something I didn't feel necessary. After seeing the trailer, I do believe I will give it a shot. I mean, it doesn't really look all that bad.
Looks interesting enough. Why not a remake? Carpenter's Thing is pretty widely regarded as better than its overtly anti-Communist predecessor...which wasn't even as outdated in 1982 as the original TDtESS is today. The Cold War/arms race that colored the original are long past.
Granted, it looks like this remake isn't moving closer to the original story like Carpenter did with Thing, but rather adapting the reason for Klaatu's visit to a more contemporary one...and jazzing it up with 57 years of special effects advancement. Doesn't mean it'll be good, but doesn't automatically mean it'll be bad either. If it's the former, cool; if not, it doesn't make the original any less of a classic.
It looks like an intresting rethink of the series.
Man i think this sucks it looks really bad movie.
I think the environmentalist message stinks. And then there's Keanu... Probably gonna skip.
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