Applecore wrote:Johnny Tightlips wrote:Applecore wrote:I take it that you guys mean the John Carpenter version when you say "original"?
And Neil, I hope you mean the ACTUAL original, from the '50s.
The John Carpenter is the original and only version if you ask me, The Thing From Another World differs a lot in plot, way too much to make it "remake", especially considering The Thing was based a lot more on Who Goes There?
To be fair, I've not seen The Thing From Another World or Who Goes There? so the John Carpenter version is essentially the original. I only bring it up because I keep seeing The Thing From Another World in a 2-pack with Carpenter's film. (Also, the kids are watching TTFAW on TV in Halloween)
That, and I didn't want to accept someone not liking The Thing; which is clearly one of the best films ever that I keep forgetting about when I make lists of awesome films.
Who Goes There? is the novella that both films were both loosely based on, but The Thing follows the plot a lot more closely than TTFAW. Its still a good film, but really quite different from The Thing.
And yes, The Thing is awesome!