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Old July 14 2011, 09:20 PM   #46
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Re: The Thing prequel?

It's supposed to be a prequel, but it looks pretty modern to me.

I guess Mary Elizabeth Winstead is the "Kurt Russell" character or at least the equivalent to.
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Old July 15 2011, 02:34 AM   #47
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Re: The Thing prequel?

Don't mind a Thing movie of some kind but a prequel and specifically this non-suspenseful story are idiotic.
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Old July 15 2011, 02:49 AM   #48
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Re: The Thing prequel?

This looks less like a prequel and more like...the same movie a second time over. It may not be that, but the trailer sure is hitting the beats that are the same as Carpenter's version pretty hard.

And it doesn't look especially 80s, either.
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Old July 15 2011, 03:11 AM   #49
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Re: The Thing prequel?

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This looks less like a prequel and more like...the same movie a second time over. It may not be that, but the trailer sure is hitting the beats that are the same as Carpenter's version pretty hard.

And it doesn't look especially 80s, either.
Dare we say...a re-imagining...or even a reboot, in order to make a "remake" of the 1982 film after this one.

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Old July 16 2011, 12:54 AM   #50
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Re: The Thing prequel?

It looks OK, but way too close to the original based on how the trailer was cut - hope that's all it is. Still looking forward to some arctic horror goodness and seeing how those damn Swedes get their shit wrecked. M.E.W. is sweet, though. I always enjoy her.
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Old July 16 2011, 01:03 AM   #51
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Re: The Thing prequel?

Watching the trailer made me think that it might be a "preboot", with a proper remake of Carpenter's version being a notional sequel. Whatever its nature, I'm interested.
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Old July 16 2011, 01:49 AM   #52
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The term they were throwing around is 'premake'. I'm getting a Dawn of the Dead remake vibe from it. Not necessarily a bad thing.
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