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Alien 1979 Vs The Thing 1982

Old 03-25-08, 05:28 PM
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Alien 1979 Vs The Thing 1982

Which Sci-Fi Horror is the better movie
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Old 03-25-08, 05:37 PM
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Here we go again.... At least u kept it similar this time.

Alien for me.
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Old 03-25-08, 05:55 PM
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I like Alien's art direction too.
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Old 03-25-08, 06:08 PM
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This ain't even close. I like "The Thing" - it's definately among the best movies of the '80's - but "Alien" spawned an entire franchise of awesome-osity, up through "Alien vs. Predator: Requiem". Ya can't argue with them numbers!

Plus "Alien" led to the "Predalien" in AVP:R, which was one of the things I'd wanted to see for years. I have never, however, had any desire to see a "Pred-thing".
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Old 03-25-08, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by MasteroDisaster
This ain't even close. I like "The Thing" - it's definately among the best movies of the '80's - but "Alien" spawned an entire franchise of awesome-osity, up through "Alien vs. Predator: Requiem". Ya can't argue with them numbers!

Plus "Alien" led to the "Predalien" in AVP:R, which was one of the things I'd wanted to see for years. I have never, however, had any desire to see a "Pred-thing".
This was tough, as I have a great love for both. However, I vote "The Thing" because it didn't spawn a series of 2 good movies and 4 bad ones It stuck with one fantastic movie, still quite scary (just watched it again last week), with a solid ending.
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Old 03-25-08, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by gorgo99
This was tough, as I have a great love for both. However, I vote "The Thing" because it didn't spawn a series of 2 good movies and 4 bad ones It stuck with one fantastic movie, still quite scary (just watched it again last week), with a solid ending.
I count Aliens as one. what's the other "good" movie?

Edit *nevermind, I guess you meant the original Alien.

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Alien. For some reason, I can't really get into The Thing.
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"Alien" spawned an entire franchise
That's not necessarily a good thing.

Though I would love to see The Thing vs The Blob.
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Tough call. Both films are perfect. I like Alien a little bit better though.

And yes Alien is way better than Aliens.
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Old 03-25-08, 08:05 PM
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I gotta go with my man Kurt Russell. While the Alien is a fantastic design, the Thing is so terrifying because it can hide in plain site. It was a hard decision.... But the Thing for me.
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I went with Alien, but this is a tough call. Both are excellent in nearly every category (script, action, horror, set design, make-up effects, etc). Incredibly tough call for me, as I saw both in theaters and have been a mega-fan of each since day 1.
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My problem with Alien is that every film subsequent to Alien in the same vein went farther and more creatively. As someone who didn't see it until 2003, I found it kinda simple. I mean, I like and respect it, but it's remarkably straightforward. As unfair as that is to the movie, I have to say The Thing is better.
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Originally Posted by droidguy1119
My problem with Alien is that every film subsequent to Alien in the same vein went farther and more creatively. As someone who didn't see it until 2003, I found it kinda simple. I mean, I like and respect it, but it's remarkably straightforward. As unfair as that is to the movie, I have to say The Thing is better.
I see what you're saying, though I'll argue that a "complicated" story doesn't make it better, and also ask then, isn't The Thing just as simple?
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Originally Posted by droidguy1119
every film subsequent to Alien in the same vein went farther and more creatively.
Please elaborate and give examples.

As far as this poll, I can not vote. One is my favorite film ever, and the other is in my top 3.
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Both are great in their own right. But this is no contest. "Alien" all the way for me.
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Originally Posted by Lt Ripley
As far as this poll, I can not vote. One is my favorite film ever, and the other is in my top 3.
the wonder which one is your favorite. Hmmmmmm.
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Originally Posted by Brack
the wonder which one is your favorite. Hmmmmmm.
Since I sound like a broken record in almost any thread in which it is mentioned...
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Originally Posted by Lt Ripley
Since I sound like a broken record in almost any thread in which it is mentioned...
right. it has nothing to do with your name.
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Originally Posted by Brack
right. it has nothing to do with your name.

That is just there to throw you off.
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It's really no contest, to be honest. I own and very much love both films but Alien is a slightly more effective film and a substantially more important and groundbreaking film.
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I love both movies very much but I can't seperate myself from them enough to judge which is a better "made" film.

Since The Thing is one of my favorite movies of all time and I actually enjoy it more...
I give the edge to The Thing, strictly subjective, though.
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The Thing. As I've said before it's my favorite movie of all time.
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Both.
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Both.
agreed. Both films should just "wait here for a little while... see what happens... "
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