Friday, October 14, 2011
The Thing 2011 movie review
Movie invite courtesy of Omy.sg and United International Pictures
I actually thought The Thing 2011, was a remake of John Carpenter's 1982 The Thing, The Thing 2011 actually misled me to think that it's a remake, they could had done something better with the title, at least movie-goers won't "try to avoid" thinking it's completely the same as 1982's The Thing. It turned out to be a prelude, which was pretty awesome.
I'm still wondering why didn't John Carpenter did the prelude of The Thing 1982, instead it was directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
And why in the world would it take almost 3 decades to film a prelude of one of the world's best sci-fi films of all time?
But nonetheless, I'm not disappointed with the plot, about aliens which can transform into humans in the arctics, If you're a movie fan like I am, I do hope you notice something from the trailer above, but it's always the black guy who dies first or gets scared shitless first.
The black guy(in almost every movie)....
is always the first to die or get scared shitless.....
I did notice some continuity errors in the film, in the same scene, where the black guy(above) is first to die/gets scared, there were no windows.
In the 1982's prelude of 2011's The Thing, there were windows, lots of em, small and big. And the size of the wood planks are different. Come on, if you want to make a prelude of a film well-loved by many sci-fi fans, please re-construct the actual scenes, we're not stupid, don't mind the wooden planks, but the windows?
Personally, I think the director wasn't serious about making the prelude, even the husky from 1982 and 2011's The Thing looks totally different, did the director even bothered finding a husky that would look similar? I don't think so.
2011 Husky from The Thing.
1982's The Thing husky.
But overall, the prelude is pretty well made, and well plotted, with deeper sense of knowledge about the alien as well as scary looking morphing aliens and sound effects, I was scared like a little girl in the theaters.
On the side, the aliens from The Thing, both from 1982's and 2011, does remind me of another movie that seems to be related, Dead Space : Downfall.
Considering that the aliens designed are pretty similar, maybe it's all linked? Perhaps another prelude of this prelude? Alien-ception?
Good news if you're considering to watch The Thing 2011, someone's uploaded the entire copy of The Thing 1982 to Youtube, which is the sequel, Click here to watch, if you like it, be sure to catch the prequel, which is out in theaters now.