Archive for October 6th, 2007

It’s Time For… Them! Again.

October 6, 2007

them-poster.jpgA couple of weeks ago, I caught Them! on television late one night. I had seen the movie a couple of times throughout my childhood, but seeing it again recently I realized something… Them! is a damn cool movie. It’s a 1954 black and white sci-fi “look at what’ll happen if we’re not careful with the effects of nuclear radiation” monster movie that holds up rather well for a fifty-plus year-old movie.

In an era when we’re rehashing, revamping, and retooling previous properties, it would be so cool to see an updated version of Them!. Humanity struggling against gigantic odds as they battle what normally is one one of Earth’s smallest creatures. It would work well as a new movie, or even a comic book series. Hell, it might even make one helluva television mini-series, but budget restraints would probably leave it lacking. I think a comic book adaptation may be the way to go — for starters anyways.

Note: If you haven’t seen it you can see it here.