I watched The Blob (1958) again last night and the last 40 seconds of this film are a perfect setup for a global-warming sequel. I can’t believe no one has cashed in on this yet. I think it is time to re-value the Blob away from insidious 50s consumerism to represent the 21st Century crisis of sustainability. It is a simple transition: over he last 50+ years we thawed out the Artic and the Blob along with it—a layup. Then again, if the Artic starts melting we are pretty much screwed with or without the Blob.
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