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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Gimme that old time Monster

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Went with the wife and friends to see Cowboys and Aliens.  It was an OK popcorn muncher.  But I was disappointed since I had higher expectations of a Jon Favreau film.  Where's the depth of treatment of...THE MONSTER?

So, to console myself, the next day I watched The Thing From Another World (1951).  Back when men were men, women laughed at them all the time, and a monster was really the star of the show.

3 comments:

Cassie Fort said...

So what are you thinking about this re-make of "The Thing"? I think it will be one of the best arguments ever made for leaving brilliant origianls the F alone.

Rodney Fort said...

To Cassie Fort.

Agreed. Even as interesting as the Kurt Russell character was in the original remake (I can't believe I just said "original remake"), the movie was pretty bad.

The whole point was that the monster was ALIEN. It didn't need to be a parasite/switcho/chango special effect. And it looked too much like wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man. The giveaways for the new one make it look just like the last. Yawn.

Cassie Fort said...

WACKY WAVING INFLATABLE ARM FLAILING TUBE MAN, WACKY WAVING INFLATABLE ARM FLAILING TUBE MAN!! Scarekids away from your lawn, keep grandma company!