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

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I was really impressed with the effects, I must admit. I was like, 1982? Really? *heavy sigh* But, it was better than some things I see today.
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..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
They dont really care to. They see the big box office numbers of people going out hoping to see a good movie and thats all they look at. The movie makes a ton of money and they make sequels and similar movies. They dont care that out of all of the people who seen said movie 75 percent of them didnt like it.

Also producers dont do their research into projects. They dont read the back stories or things that, that are out there. They do things how they want. Youd be shocked what happens behind the scenes. It is really crazy how the industry really works. Its just a bunch of people with money throwing it around poorly.
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But it's been a long time since I could really sit down with a movie and get invested in the characters. I did with Harry Potter, but not because of the movies, but because of the books.

I have to say, that I've seen DH2 twice now and I always cry from the time Fred dies to the time Harry dies.
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I was really impressed with the effects, I must admit. I was like, 1982? Really? *heavy sigh* But, it was better than some things I see today.
Its better than most things today!!

What did you guys think of the blood scene? Did you expect who was human and who wasnt?
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They dont really care to. They see the big box office numbers of people going out hoping to see a good movie and thats all they look at. The movie makes a ton of money and they make sequels and similar movies. They dont care that out of all of the ... More
I find that so bizarre. I can't imagine going and creating a thing, knowing that TONS of people were going to see it and judge and connect my name to it and just not caring about the quality or response
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They dont really care to. They see the big box office numbers of people going out hoping to see a good movie and thats all they look at. The movie makes a ton of money and they make sequels and similar movies. They dont care that out of all of the ... More
That is one thing that bothers me as well. What is with all the sequels? Have they run out of new material and just need to keep running with the old but refreshed versions? Am I the only one that groans when I find out there is yet one more sequel?
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Its better than most things today!!

What did you guys think of the blood scene? Did you expect who was human and who wasnt?
I thought it was neat, but it also got me wondering about the Thing's motives. Clearly it knew it was about to be caught out - why didn't it just escape/attack/act sooner? Was it hoping somehow the test would be interrupted or not work and it would go undetected? Could it plan ahead in that way at all? Hmmm
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They dont really care to. They see the big box office numbers of people going out hoping to see a good movie and thats all they look at. The movie makes a ton of money and they make sequels and similar movies. They dont care that out of all of the ... More
It's similar to a lot of manufacturing companies when there are buyouts. The guys with business suits say "Hey! Here's a brand of (pump, for example) that everyone trusts! If we buy the company, and then start making everything super-cheap, and stop having customer service, and stop making replacement parts, we can save $$$$ per year!"

And they do it.

And nobody notices all the lost customers thanks to lack of replacement parts and support, because there's not a line on the spreadsheet for that.
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That is one thing that bothers me as well. What is with all the sequels? Have they run out of new material and just need to keep running with the old but refreshed versions? Am I the only one that groans when I find out there is yet one more sequel?
It actually has to do with movie rights. They have X amount of time they can do whatever with a movie idea. So say like for the thing they remade it every 30 years to keep the rights going. And to get more money for what they purchased. If you make a remake or sequel chances are people are going to buy the original, thus causing a greater influx of money.
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Its better than most things today!!

What did you guys think of the blood scene? Did you expect who was human and who wasnt?
I'm still not done so I don't know (you all can ruin it, I think Doc is not human. I think Childs may not be human. The tall lumberjack lookin' dude is probably not human. I think Bridges is (mcready) and the other older dude who had the key.) The blood scene was kind of creepy. I expected there to be a problem with the blood, but it was surprising how quickly it all turned. That's pretty much the turning point for the entire movie. They went from a team to individuals exactly there.
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It actually has to do with movie rights. They have X amount of time they can do whatever with a movie idea. So say like for the thing they remade it every 30 years to keep the rights going. And to get more money for what they purchased. If you make a ... More
Aaaaaaah. That's very logical and I had never thought of it before. I guess that's why they made a new Dr. Zhivago too, eh?
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I thought it was neat, but it also got me wondering about the Thing's motives. Clearly it knew it was about to be caught out - why didn't it just escape/attack/act sooner? Was it hoping somehow the test would be interrupted or not work and it ... More
It really had no intention of attacking. It was just trying to escape. Everytime it attacked it was really just defending itself.

And since the first test was sabotaged, I think it was hoping something would happen again. At least that is what I think.
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I thought it was neat, but it also got me wondering about the Thing's motives. Clearly it knew it was about to be caught out - why didn't it just escape/attack/act sooner? Was it hoping somehow the test would be interrupted or not work and it ... More
I took it as the difference between the humans and the Thing. It had no concept of scientific vs reacting to situations. Its planning was action and some forthought based on prior circumstances
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Aaaaaaah. That's very logical and I had never thought of it before. I guess that's why they made a new Dr. Zhivago too, eh?
Hhaha yeah probably. Everyone once in awhile though a original idea slips in and gets made. I love it when that happens.
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It really had no intention of attacking. It was just trying to escape. Everytime it attacked it was really just defending itself.

And since the first test was sabotaged, I think it was hoping something would happen again. At least that is ... More
Right. I have to keep reminding myself that even though it looked horrendously terrifying, it was only attacking on the defensive, haha
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It actually has to do with movie rights. They have X amount of time they can do whatever with a movie idea. So say like for the thing they remade it every 30 years to keep the rights going. And to get more money for what they purchased. If you make a ... More
That makes sense. It is kind of a bummer for some of the serious consumers, though.
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Which was your favorite thing creation? Which one freaked you guys out the most?

Im a big fan of the Defibrillator one. When I first seen it as a kid I was not expecting that at all. Classic.
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Gonna keep this convo going on the movie for about another 5 minutes then I have two games!
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Which was your favorite thing creation? Which one freaked you guys out the most?

Im a big fan of the Defibrillator one. When I first seen it as a kid I was not expecting that at all. Classic.
Absolutely. You really can't lose with a giant stomach of teeth
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Man, The graphics in that movie were enough to not have me terribly frightened :X
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Absolutely. You really can't lose with a giant stomach of teeth
Or the Blair thing was really nice as well at the end ish. That would be my second favorite.
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Absolutely. You really can't lose with a giant stomach of teeth
That freaked me out as well. Especially since I had swallowed one of my molars when the dentist pulled it out,LOL!!!I had a nightmare about the Thing getting in me and re creating a mouth of teeth....well, yea.
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Did anyone else have serious trouble controlling themselves from yelling at the movie? Particularly when the skittery head creature was crawling away. "Guys! The head! The head has spider legs, you need to burn it!!"
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That freaked me out as well. Especially since I had swallowed one of my molars when the dentist pulled it out,LOL!!!I had a nightmare about the Thing getting in me and re creating a mouth of teeth....well, yea.
hehehhe that is kind of funny.
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toxie m toxie m
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That freaked me out as well. Especially since I had swallowed one of my molars when the dentist pulled it out,LOL!!!I had a nightmare about the Thing getting in me and re creating a mouth of teeth....well, yea.
Haha, yikes!
11/01/2011
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Did anyone else have serious trouble controlling themselves from yelling at the movie? Particularly when the skittery head creature was crawling away. "Guys! The head! The head has spider legs, you need to burn it!!"
Lol I do that sometimes. Kill it with fire!!!!
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Just opened some popcorn and grabbed a cup of coffee. Anyone want some?
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Just opened some popcorn and grabbed a cup of coffee. Anyone want some?
COffeeeee.
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Just opened some popcorn and grabbed a cup of coffee. Anyone want some?
Yum, totally. I've got an empty mug next to me that's long needed refilling, hah
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In honor of the horror movies and Halloween holiday, I have a trivia question!
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