What the Flick!? Takes on Footloose and The Thing

Summary

On this week's What the Flick, RT Editor-in-Chief Matt Atchity joins critics Christy Lemire (AP, Ebert Presents At the Movies) and Alonso Duralde (The Wrap, Linoleum Knife podcast) to review Footloose and The Thing, and we're surprisingly positive on both. Back to Article

Comments

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Nothing more than product for the shelf. And it's a 25 year old store.

Oct 14 - 02:55 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Unless the Enemy Obama teaches these wannabe Straw Dogs how to Cupid Shuffle, I just can't find the strength. You gotta meet us halfway, folks.

Oct 14 - 03:00 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

President Obama . . . I can't repeat the vitriolic spew I heard about President Obama. My ears wanted to jump off my head.

Oct 14 - 05:06 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Relax. It was a Hank Jr joke.

Oct 14 - 05:47 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

I know yours was . . . but some guys were telling me how much they hated President Obama last night and I was blown-away. People are very upset with Obama. Thank You for the response.

Oct 14 - 05:54 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Just don't want to be misunderstood. "I don't have time to feel sorry for myself!" - Barry O

Oct 14 - 06:36 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

I don't understand it either Gordon. :/

Oct 15 - 01:51 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Unless the Enemy Obama teaches these wannabe Straw Dogs how to Cupid Shuffle, I just can't find the strength. You gotta meet us halfway, folks.

Oct 14 - 03:00 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

President Obama . . . I can't repeat the vitriolic spew I heard about President Obama. My ears wanted to jump off my head.

Oct 14 - 05:06 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Relax. It was a Hank Jr joke.

Oct 14 - 05:47 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

I know yours was . . . but some guys were telling me how much they hated President Obama last night and I was blown-away. People are very upset with Obama. Thank You for the response.

Oct 14 - 05:54 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Just don't want to be misunderstood. "I don't have time to feel sorry for myself!" - Barry O

Oct 14 - 06:36 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

I don't understand it either Gordon. :/

Oct 15 - 01:51 AM

King Crunk

King Crunk

WHAT DA HELL HAPPENED TO THE WEEKLY KETCHUP?!?!?! >:(

Oct 14 - 04:19 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

The Ketchup is still here . . . as it has been for the past two and a half years or so . . . Greg Shcmitz wouldn't let us down.

Oct 14 - 05:00 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Okay, it is up now, disreguard this statement. I thought they might have axed it.

Oct 14 - 05:39 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

The Ketchup is still here . . . as it has been for the past two and a half years or so . . . Greg Shcmitz wouldn't let us down.

Oct 14 - 05:00 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

President Obama . . . I can't repeat the vitriolic spew I heard about President Obama. My ears wanted to jump off my head.

Oct 14 - 05:06 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Relax. It was a Hank Jr joke.

Oct 14 - 05:47 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Okay, it is up now, disreguard this statement. I thought they might have axed it.

Oct 14 - 05:39 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Relax. It was a Hank Jr joke.

Oct 14 - 05:47 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

I know yours was . . . but some guys were telling me how much they hated President Obama last night and I was blown-away. People are very upset with Obama. Thank You for the response.

Oct 14 - 05:54 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Just don't want to be misunderstood. "I don't have time to feel sorry for myself!" - Barry O

Oct 14 - 06:36 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

I don't understand it either Gordon. :/

Oct 15 - 01:51 AM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

THE WRAP IS AWESOME and easily my favorite online News Site

I am very happy to see The Wrap somewhat partnered with Rotten Tomatoes.

The review for THE THING is talky and redundant BUT GOOD!

(over and over again they say how The Thing was unnecessary and doesn't break new ground).

Oct 14 - 05:57 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

I like this new feature, keep them coming.

Oct 14 - 06:34 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Just don't want to be misunderstood. "I don't have time to feel sorry for myself!" - Barry O

Oct 14 - 06:36 PM

seanmprd78

Sean Guyon

Just watched The Thing today. The Kurt Russell version is one of my three all time favorite movies ever, so it was a given that I gave this a chance. *(SPOILER OF SORTS)* Without giving away too much, it is a much less horror driven film than the original, and the "Who is it?" deal is basically thrown out the window after about two seconds. I'll divulge what else I thought later on, but if I wasn't such a huge fan of the first, or didn't know what it was about, I would still consider this prequel a step above most horror flicks being released these days. Something I will say about those who were afraid this was going to use way too much CGI (I'm one of those who was afraid of this myself), it unfortunately is the case. I am just so sick of these directors turning their movies into a fucking cartoon just because they can. Stan Winston's animatronics put this CGI crap to shame. All it does at this point for me, is make me think something isn't really there.

Oct 14 - 10:08 PM

David Tanny

David Tanny

Rob Bottin did most of the work in the Thing(82). Winston just did the dog kennel thing.

Oct 18 - 11:04 AM

seanmprd78

Sean Guyon

And?...

Oct 18 - 04:34 PM

seanmprd78

Sean Guyon

I wasn't trying to say Stan Winston created the animatronics himself. I was just saying it was his movie.

Oct 20 - 04:25 AM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

I don't understand it either Gordon. :/

Oct 15 - 01:51 AM

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