Eden Flicks Meeting--The Thing Discussion. Tuesday, November 1 @ 8 PM EDT

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Eden Flicks Meeting--The Thing Discussion. Tuesday, November 1 @ 8 PM EDT

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I totally suspected the dog first.
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I did feel the new one had a bit too much going on however, and not as much wait and see suspense of the original.
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
I think thats the best part of the movie. You are surrounded by all your friends who your stuck with on this remote part of the planet. And all of the sudden an alien who can replicate your friends is hiding in your camp trying to escape to ...
Honestly, I think that they should have just all killed themselves. But then, I'm not in the situation.
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Has anyone else noticed the overdone action of the newer horror movies? What do you think-adds to them or not?
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Originally posted by Antipova
Now I'm going to have to hunt down a corner video rental place that's not out of business... this might be tough.
Still have no Netflix availability?
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toxie m toxie m
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I totally suspected the dog first.
Oh, totally.
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
I think thats the best part of the movie. You are surrounded by all your friends who your stuck with on this remote part of the planet. And all of the sudden an alien who can replicate your friends is hiding in your camp trying to escape to ...
I haven't seen it in a long time, but that was one thing I definitely remembered about the movie; the feeling of just desperate terror and solitude.
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Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
Still have no Netflix availability?
I've been moving around a lot---I have it at one home but not the current home.
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Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I totally suspected the dog first.
Well the dog is supposed to be from the Norwegian camp which is what the whole helicopter thing is about int he beginning. They Norwegian camp found the crashed space ship and the dog is supposed to be the only thing that survived. The dog which is really the thing from another planet.
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toxie m toxie m
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Originally posted by js250
Has anyone else noticed the overdone action of the newer horror movies? What do you think-adds to them or not?
I prefer drawn-out suspense to all-the-time action. The latter just seems so forced, and the former leaves you with way more to think about afterwards
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Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
Still have no Netflix availability?
I mean I actually went and bought Dr. Who so I could show some friends some scenes. What is that, in this day and age ?
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Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by js250
Has anyone else noticed the overdone action of the newer horror movies? What do you think-adds to them or not?
Oh yes I hate it. They do it because they think its what the audience wants. They dont give anyone credit anymore, they dumb it all down. I love having to think during movies, I dont like this spoon fed crap they keep producing.
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toxie m toxie m
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Originally posted by Antipova
I mean I actually went and bought Dr. Who so I could show some friends some scenes. What is that, in this day and age ?
All my friends are going through an intense Dr. Who phase right now, haha. I love that show
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Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Oh yes I hate it. They do it because they think its what the audience wants. They dont give anyone credit anymore, they dumb it all down. I love having to think during movies, I dont like this spoon fed crap they keep producing.
I'm absolutely with you. Thinking's most of the joy.
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Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Antipova
I mean I actually went and bought Dr. Who so I could show some friends some scenes. What is that, in this day and age ?
Dr Who. I love that show, my Dad used to make me watch it as a kid. Now Im hooked. haha.
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js250 js250
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Originally posted by toxie m
I prefer drawn-out suspense to all-the-time action. The latter just seems so forced, and the former leaves you with way more to think about afterwards
Me too! I hate it when they take a great movie and then spell it out for you. Sometimes it is the unknown that really scares the hell out of you.
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Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Has anyone read the book this is based off of? I havent, the book is called Who Goes There by John W. Campbell.
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Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Oh another thing about the effects the guy who did it, Rob Bottin was 21 or 22 when he did this movie. I cant remember. But that is mind blowing to think about.
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Originally posted by js250
Me too! I hate it when they take a great movie and then spell it out for you. Sometimes it is the unknown that really scares the hell out of you.
Exactly. Like, the way they ended the movie - lots to think about and all ominous instead of just chase scenes and explosions until the credits roll.
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Has anyone read the book this is based off of? I havent, the book is called Who Goes There by John W. Campbell.
I haven't, but it's on my to-read list now
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js250 js250
Not yet, hoping for that and the Jaws book at Christmas.
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Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Oh another thing about the effects the guy who did it, Rob Bottin was 21 or 22 when he did this movie. I cant remember. But that is mind blowing to think about.
He also did the Howling, Total recall, Robocop, Se7en, and Fight club!
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Oh yes I hate it. They do it because they think its what the audience wants. They dont give anyone credit anymore, they dumb it all down. I love having to think during movies, I dont like this spoon fed crap they keep producing.
Is it frustrating being part of the industry that you're unhappy with?
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Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by js250
Not yet, hoping for that and the Jaws book at Christmas.
I havent read Jaws either, I need to get on that! Talk about a scary movie.
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Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Oh another thing about the effects the guy who did it, Rob Bottin was 21 or 22 when he did this movie. I cant remember. But that is mind blowing to think about.
Wow!
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
He also did the Howling, Total recall, Robocop, Se7en, and Fight club!
Seven is a fantastic movie. Film-wise, of course.
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
He also did the Howling, Total recall, Robocop, Se7en, and Fight club!
WOW! I loved Howling and Se7en! Talented person.
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Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
Is it frustrating being part of the industry that you're unhappy with?
Oh yeah It reminds me of the Jurassic Park quote. Where they are talking about being extinct because of the dinosaur cloning.

I think my main problem is that producers have no idea what the audience wants. They dont read IMDB or other places and see how frustrated everyone is with what they are putting out there. We want people like Guierrmo Del Toro who can mix practical effects and cgi flawlessly and correctly. In hell boy and Hell boy 2 almost all of it is puppets and costumes. They used cgi to change little things, and blend it. If more movies did it like he does Id be very happy.

I really feel like bad cgi takes you out of the movie.
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toxie m toxie m
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Oh yeah It reminds me of the Jurassic Park quote. Where they are talking about being extinct because of the dinosaur cloning.

I think my main problem is that producers have no idea what the audience wants. They dont read IMDB or other places ...
..Why don't they read IMDB and all that? You'd think they'd want to be doing all the research they can into what audiences really want
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js250 js250
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Oh yeah It reminds me of the Jurassic Park quote. Where they are talking about being extinct because of the dinosaur cloning.

I think my main problem is that producers have no idea what the audience wants. They dont read IMDB or other places ...
I find my opinion of a great movie is when I can get lost in it and the feelings it produces in me. With all the enhancements and special effects they can be so abnormal I think about them vs. the story. I found myself doing this on the new version of Thing.
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