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    Posted: 26 November 2011 at 8:50pm
Watched it this morning. The original is just too good, I can't think of a remake that beats the original, even when you put nostalgia aside.


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Heat was better than L.A. Takedown?
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Originally posted by A Evans A Evans wrote:

Heat was better than L.A. Takedown?

over rated in my opinion
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I thought the remake of Dawn of the Dead was amazing at the time.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote KID A Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 November 2011 at 4:59pm
Originally posted by mAce mAce wrote:

I can't think of a remake that beats the original, even when you put nostalgia aside.




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I suppose it depends which you see first. 
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The original Thing film was ground breaking and superb.
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It's a prequel, isn't it? Not a remake?
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And (I've just found out) The Thing (1982) is actually a remake of The Thing from Another World (1951) anyway!



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sam Cheese Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 November 2011 at 10:29am
Incorrect Dr M.

As SFevers preeminent sci-fi pedant, I think you'll find "The Thing" is not a remake of "Thing From Another World". Both are films based on a short story called "Who Goes There" by John W Campbell.
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I hope they don't ever try and do a remake of Zulu. It's a classic film and stand's the test of time.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr_martinov Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 November 2011 at 11:49am
Originally posted by Sam Cheese Sam Cheese wrote:

Incorrect Dr M.

As SFevers preeminent sci-fi pedant, I think you'll find "The Thing" is not a remake of "Thing From Another World". Both are films based on a short story called "Who Goes There" by John W Campbell.

Point taken (I'll read Wikipedia more carefully next time Wink). Even so, it means "The Thing (1982)" is the second film to be based upon the same story and to be known by the same title - the same criteria that have been applied within this thread to dub the most recent film a "remake".

Nomenclature aside, I think SA14 said it best - it often depends on what film you've seen first. If you watch a remake (or the original after the remake) then you will always be comparing it to the other. I watched the more recent Dawn of the Dead first, for example, and didn't think the original was that good. I can completely understand people with the opposite viewing order having a different opinion.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sam Cheese Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 November 2011 at 12:37pm
Originally posted by dr_martinov dr_martinov wrote:

Originally posted by Sam Cheese Sam Cheese wrote:

Incorrect Dr M.

As SFevers preeminent sci-fi pedant, I think you'll find "The Thing" is not a remake of "Thing From Another World". Both are films based on a short story called "Who Goes There" by John W Campbell.


<div style="text-align: left; : rgb251, 251, 253; ">Point taken (I'll read Wikipedia more carefully next time Wink). Even so, it means "The Thing (1982)" is the second film to be based upon the same story and to be known by the same title - the same criteria that have been applied within this thread to dub the most recent film a "remake".
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Nomenclature aside, I think SA14 said it best - it often depends on what film you've seen first. If you watch a remake (or the original after the remake) then you will always be comparing it to the other. I watched the more recent Dawn of the Dead first, for example, and didn't think the original was that good. I can completely understand people with the opposite viewing order having a different opinion.


Sadly, I didn't need to read Wikipedia to know about "Who Goes There". The useless sci-fi fact was already in my brain.

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Some one should make a film of the 1966 nebulae awards story, behold the man....... That would cause a bit of uproar
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Originally posted by SMELLYMIKE SMELLYMIKE wrote:

Some one should make a film of the 1966 nebulae awards story, behold the man....... That would cause a bit of uproar

Behold the man was 1967...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lofty evans Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 November 2011 at 1:15pm
Originally posted by mAce mAce wrote:

Originally posted by SMELLYMIKE SMELLYMIKE wrote:

Some one should make a film of the 1966 nebulae awards story, behold the man....... That would cause a bit of uproar

Behold the man was 1967...
 
 
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