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post #11 of 16 Old 01-25-12, 07:53 PM
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Re: The Thing - Blu-Ray Review

C&A was quite good until the cave troll from LOTR made a cameo.
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post #12 of 16 Old 02-03-12, 08:10 AM
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I just picked this up for $19.99
I likey!! Ending was a little of a let down, but had some good "jump out of my seat" moments
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LOL which one was "buy material"? Not SKYLINE by any means.

Any alien film that gives us a look at the full creature less then half way in (and in full sun no less ) is a sad attempt at the sci-fi horror Genre. Even the PREDATOR films kept the creature under cover of darkness when not cloaked by his light bending camouflage. The first film didn't even show us the creature for 40min and it is only a 90min film and as a result, there was that element of suspense. ALIEN (1979) is still one of the best examples of how this is done.

Sadly I now have to throw COWBOYS & ALIENS in with that lot as well.
The buy I was referring to was B.L.A. I'm not sure I've seen skyline?
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Thanks for the review. I have as of yet to see this film but I'll definitely be getting on it soon!
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Thanks for the review! I, too, loved Carpenter's film so I didn't plunk down the cash to see this at the theater. I think it's going in my Que now! I really like what you said about the alien not looking or acting as intelligent as it must have been to fly an interstellar space craft. Why do you suppose Hollywood does that? I just saw "Super 8" and "Cowboys and Aliens" and in both those movies, the alien creatures were big and ugly but at least they seemed somewhat smart. Now if they could just get the look of an alien entity to not look so horrible!
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Re: The Thing - Blu-Ray Review

I pretty much agree Dale, though I don't rank Carpenter's version as all that great either. This one was a decent, Friday night, popcorn flick/horror film.

I'll also take exception to "SKYLINE = Worst Movie Ever!!", I agree that it was not very good, but I've sat through worse

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