Why in the why?
I’m sure a million other people have given this rant before, but imma add onto the pile cause why the hell not. The Thing (1982) is John Carpenter’s masterpiece. From what I can recall, it’s a near perfect movie too. So, like my question I posed at the beginning, why does this exist then? Why does a remake of a near perfect movie exist? Okay, sure, technically it’s a prequel, but conceptually it is essentially the same movie as The Thing, except it is SIGNIFICANTLY worse.
Time for Hollywood to wake the f**k up and realize that if they want to make a remake, it should be of a movie that isn’t already a f**king gem to most people. You know what’s actually a genius idea? Remaking a movie that had a premise with potential which ended up being average or worse. That to me makes sense, and there are a ton of movies out there like that that are even considered popular, so you can make your additional money bonus from reusing the same title too. I really don’t want to hate remakes, I really don’t, because they can be a blessing to cinema if done right and not solely used for financial greed. Hey! Kind of like John Carpenter’s The Thing, which is very much a remake itself of a movie globally considered to be just decent!
I don’t think I’ve laughed as hard as I have in a while when the creature jumped out of the iceberg, howbeit. Unintentional humor redeems! The teeth test was creative though; I’ll give the movie that, despite the amount of sheer stupidity that lies in just about everything else it offers. I don’t understand how people can consider this to be one of the “better” horror remakes when the writing in it is legitimately atrocious.
“The Thing” is now available to stream on HBO Max.