The Blob (1988) Reviewed

Where's Steve McQueen with a fire extinguisher when you need him?

Where's Steve McQueen with a fire extinguisher when you need him?

BLOB, THE ( 1988 )
Chuck Russell’s remake of the 1958 (not-quite-a) classic is big scary fun and a shining example of a reimagining that gets just about everything right. After a clever opening that misplaces our attention toward a false leading hero, Shawnee Smith and motorbike bad boy, Kevin Dillon, take over. This time the monster is a secret biological weapon produced by our government. It’s pinkish like the slime in Ghostbusters II, is far more mobile than its predecessor and shoots tentacles that make running away futile. The kill scenes are graphic and unsettling, improving on its namesakes’ lack of thrills. Things begin to get predictable and obvious in the last reel but that doesn’t change the fact that this movie improves on the original and is very entertaining. ***

~ by Number5ive on April 9, 2009.

One Response to “The Blob (1988) Reviewed”

  1. hey mate, i’ve been getting a ton of referrals to my site from this article, so cheers for that! i reviewed the original earlier this week, great film, but very much a product of its time.

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