posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 09:33 AM
reply to post by yeahright
I have to agree with you. John Carpenter's Thing is how you do a remake and IMO he's an outstanding director in his own right.
It's funny how people in Hollywood seem to think that good special effects an/or CGI can make up for a bad story line. Case in point: the old
1930's Wolfman is a classic horror film. The recent remake was visually stunning. The cast was outstanding and the special effects were
good...almost too good. But they had to write in a plot twist that wasn't part of the original. This didn't improve the movie, it actually made it
stupid. A bad decision for a cheap and easy way out. (If you've seen it you'll know what I'm talking about).
Sometimes, if you're not going to stick with the original story, it's better to leave it alone.