Monday, January 9, 2012

The Thing (2011) Review

I don't know if I'll ever be able to get out from this bad internet hell, at least yesterday I could play TF2 for an hour before it starting.
Anyway, while I can and probably will talk about new weapons, updates etc. and since this is the digital era I decided to post about movies too, every time I see a fairly new movie, or maybe even a classic, I'll try to make a short review about it. Today: The Thing

Ohh man, let's start by saying that this is the reboot of a movie that's considered one of the greatest horror films in history, just that has to make it a bit interesting, you also have to notice that I used the word "reboot" and that changes everything.

When you see a remake of an old, good movie you go to see it expecting to have a similar experience than when you saw the original, and since many few ones can actually manage to be as good as the first, they are usually conidered bad.

However when I went to see this movie I was fully aware that it was a prequel and I tried to go see it with the lowest expectations possible, the result is a fairly enjoyable and watchable movie.

While I like the original a lot more, this one is certainly not a horrible movie, and it really makes you feel isolated in a little shed in the middle of snow. The reactions were somehow believable and it had some good characters.

However it's not a perfect movie and the flaws tend to stick out more than the goodies, and the first thing you notice are the special effects, let's just say, it's not going to be nominated for an oscar soon, the first time you see the thing, the special effects make you feel like you are watching an Eddie Murphy comedy, sometimes the effects weren't THAT bad, but my god you just have to have some standards and this movie really went below them, other than that I really didn't like the main character and found myself caring more about some of the ones that were killed off immediately.

Well  that's really the only problems I had with the movie, but since the special effects stand out so much, it makes it look a lot worse, but in this times of horrible remakes after horrible reboots this one at least enjoyable and a must see if you are a fan of the first one.

I give it a 7.5 out of 10

25 comments:

  1. Becauyse of this, im gonna watch it

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  2. you should take remakes/prequels with a handful of salt... but some actually are a good surprise

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  3. This has changed my mind about seeing this. I was pretty skeptical at first. Cheers

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  4. I might watch it now, thanks for the review

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  5. I laughed at a handful of salt. lol vulcan

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  6. Never saw this or the original, might check it out!

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  7. I've seen this "origin of" the thing, after that I don't think I'm going to see the original one. I'm following you for checking updates.

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  8. Might check this out as well, not a huge fan of horrors though.

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  9. Maybe I have ADD but movies have a hard time holding my interest. Good review tho! will follow for sure!

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  10. It looks different from stuff I usually watch but I'll probably check it out. Nice blog by the way. Followed.

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  11. Not bad. I'll keep checking back to see what you'll come up with next

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  12. not sure if i should check it out. if i pay to see a movie, I want it to be a good movie in almost every aspect.

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  13. Looks good! +hanks for the heads up!

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  14. the original was epic this one is.... not bad but not good either

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  15. nice review dude

    may watch it :D

    following +1

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  16. good review:P not a fan of horror but it might change.

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  17. Nice, I will watch it!

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  18. Would have taken quite some balls to make a remake of the thing and call it that, hence the reboot excuse.
    But still, why redo a movie that has been done beautifully 20 years ago without adding anything new and creating awful plot gaps on top of it.

    I would recommend everyone to go back to the original, didn't get old, great horror movie.

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