That's awesome. Really think that movie does hold up, though I wonder how kids today, accustomed to loud CGI endings, would deal with a conclusion like that...not only that it's ambiguous, but that if there isn't 20 minutes of bombast, it's probably like an art-house movie to them. lol
I have the best nephew in the world...he genuinely has an avid interest in pre-CGI f/x techniques, and has the patience to not squirm and fidget during the talkier passages of 80's genre faves like Innerspace
or Die Hard
(a movie where the first gunshot doesn't go off until roughly fifteen minutes in!
). It's been a gift to expose him to all of these classics for the first time, partly because experiencing these films through a fresh pair of eyes helps make them feel fresh for me as well.
Since he's on an apocalypse kick, I suggested the Mad Max
and George Romero Dead
films for our forthcoming movie nights, and will keep you all posted on his thoughts.
Arrow, by the way, tweeted this out today:
Personally, I think the SF release looks incredible, so it'd take some really nice new extras to get me to buy this movie for the umpteenth time. If they included an HD print of the 1951 Thing From Another World
, I'd buy it in an instant, though.