The Thing (Blu-ray)

The Thing (Blu-ray) 2011

Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shift…
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Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet. The Thing serves as a prelude to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 film of the same name. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, the thriller is produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman (Dawn of the Dead).

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  • scary ,very enjoyable

  • This is a great film it is actually the prequel to The Thing made in the 80s or 90s with Kirt Russell as lead actor. I am glad they made this one as the special effects are better. If you have that copy of the Thing with Kirt Russell watch it after you watch this one and you'll see what I mean. Fantastic.

    Lyn
  • Yawn! For a supposedly 'great' remake - this left me wanting more. Predictable, not scary in the slightest. Could have turned it off.

  • This is an average horror movie. Not as good as the Carpenter version. The problem is that the director doesn't really know how to create tension. Everything is just thrown out there, leaving the audience with no mystery. The characters are all one dimensional and there are too many of them. There is hardly any dialogue (essential to character development). Carpenter had a small number of characters who all had individual personalities and equal screen-time. This creates a bond with the audience. Also, thismovie does not have the humour of the Carpenter version ("Chariots of the Gods, man. They practically own South America"). On the plus side, the special effects are good, but they are CGI. Carpenter never used CGI and his effects were more fun to watch (who can forget the head melting off the body and turning into the spidery thing?). Let's face it, this was never going to be as good as Carpenter's version.

  • A lot of people will have something to say about a movie that is a “re-make" (The Thing -1982). On the one side there are the die-hard Carpenter fans that will hate this movie and the other side people like myself that just enjoy a good movie. The acting was not great but I did enjoy the hour and a half in my theatre. The “creature” was actually not bad when it comes to special effects and I jumped in my seat once or twice. If you have not seen the original you will most probably enjoy this one so do yourself a favor if you are into Sci-Fi/horror movies and rent it. The thing I loved the most was that the story ended so…..open for a sequel.

    Jan
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