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The Thing

June 2, 2007

I’m not really big on the horror/gore movies so it’s hard for me to make an unbiased review. There was a good chunk of time that I had to leave the room because apparently someone’s head came off and started walking around and being evil. Otherwise the movie was fairly tame, and I was able to sit through it.

The effects were older, and so it was harder for me to take the monsters seriously. At least movies like Alien, the biggest issue with why it was scary was that it was so hidden, able to pop out of nowhere. But with the Thing, it’s in constant sight the whole time, and the transformations seemed very long and drawn out. There was no suspense to it.

Some part of me wishes that monster movies should stop being made. Sci-fi channel seems to come up with another one every week, and they are all the same and all so bad. But every once in a great while you get movies like Alien and Predator (not the vs.) and episodes of the X-Files which were really done very well. The key to a good monster movie is to have suspense and mystery to it. And I think if I want to be scared, I’ll stick to the asian ghost stories. Ghosts are scarier than monsters anyway.

Edit:  Kurt Russell looks better with an eyepatch.  Not many people can pull that off.  Some people just look sick, and not in the cool way.

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  1. […] 27-year-old housewife in Durham, North Carolina watches The Thing for the first time and gives the world a short review. There was a good chunk of time that I had to leave the room because apparently someone’s head […]



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