• Moisés Navarro

    ★★★ Watched by Moisés Navarro 30 Oct, 2014

    Primero lo primero: Mary Elizabeth Winstead está muy guapa.
    Habiendo aclarado lo anterior, The Thing es una película muy bien filmada, sabe construir -aunque reconocibles- momentos de tensión.

    Por otra parte, tiene un par de manipulaciones, no justificadas y no explicadas que le resta puntos a la película. Incluso (tal vez fui yo quien me perdí) jamás vi desaparecer un personaje y no volvieron a él.

    La criatura por momento se ve bien y por momentos no. Un buen acierto fue el cuadro actoral noruego. Fueron solventes y simpáticos, no quería que murieran, sólo los gringos, menos Mary Elizabeth.

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  • Frozone

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Frozone 28 Oct, 2014

    A very nice horror film which stays in the spirit of the John Carpenters original.

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  • Obistrike

    ★★★ Rewatched by Obistrike 28 Oct, 2014 1

    This Thing is not as good. It was never going to be.

    Beginning with fast paced promise and slowly descending into silliness. The trouble is once the mayhem establishes itself the characters are not strong enough to give a damn. MEW is generally convincing, JE is a bore and the limp finale takes away some of the mystic from JC's classic. I enjoyed the special effects and some of the body horror is extremely effective. A commendable effort.

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  • Sean Summ

    ★★★ Watched by Sean Summ 26 Oct, 2014

    In its own right, its not at all bad. It was nice to see the incredibly hot Mary Elizabeth Winstead in a role where she's not just some incredibly hot chick. Decent acting all around, decent tension and atmosphere, and its shot pretty well. And yes, its a unnecessary remake, but it was pleasing to know that it wasn't an entirely redundant rehash that would try to erase the established universe, but rather a prequel that respects the source material…

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  • Henrik Schunk

    ★★★ Added by Henrik Schunk

    Does exactly what it says on the can and is pretty much what you would expect from the remake/prequel of the previous The Thing films within the context of contemporary cinema. Drop a dozen of people in an Antarctic station and have them hunted down by a pretty ghastly and ugly alien, throw in some hefty paranoia and human-turns-on-human cabin fever (zombie films anyone?) and you will have yourself a run-of-the-mill survival horror. The setting helps a lot of course.…

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  • Mark_Lemmond

    ★★★½ Watched by Mark_Lemmond 19 Oct, 2014

    I know this was sold as a prequel but let's not kid ourselves this is a remake and an unnecessary one. John Carpenter's The Thing is one of the finest horror movies ever made but it is also a remake. This isn't a bad movie taken on it's own but when compared to Carpenter's movie it just doesn't measure up.

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  • Charlie Derry

    ★★ Watched by Charlie Derry 16 Oct, 2014 2

    There was no chance of this film bettering John Carpenter's film, so there's no real reason watching this film when you can watch the original. It's not an overly bad remake, but the one thing that should have improved this film was the graphics. Yet I prefer the graphics in the original film, which made me sick to the stomach. This film was just largely unoriginal, lacked any big scares, and came across as unnecessary as most remakes do.

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  • George Machin

    ★½ Watched by George Machin 15 Oct, 2014

    Making a remake or prequel to a much renowned horror classic is going to be an uphill struggle. The main issue is that regardless of how good or well made the new film is, it will always have the difficult experience of being compared to the original. The shadow of John Carpenter's "The Thing" looms large over the prequel, a shadow made all the more large by how great the original was and how poor this prequel is.

    The main…

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  • Aaron T. Rex

    Watched by Aaron T. Rex 13 Oct, 2014 12

    An absolutely horrible prequel, remake, whatever.. the effects are so laughably bad that I don't know how to talk about it.

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  • EverythingRandP

    ★★ Watched by EverythingRandP 07 Oct, 2014

    The Thing is not your normal Sci-Fi movie, it is also a gruesome monster movie. If you like movies such as Resident Evil, Dawn of the Dead, or possibly even Alien.. you will like this movie. The best part of The Thing.. is just that.. the thing, the concept of the alien creature is great in this movie. The actions that the alien takes on are gruesome and also awesome making the concept of the movie interesting. Although the creature…

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  • Maki

    ★★★ Watched by Maki 07 Oct, 2014

    For a while I thought that they might actually pull off this prequel/remake of Carpenter's masterpiece, The Thing. Despite the homogenously Swedish, er, Norwegian cast, I liked the idea of Mary Elizabeth Winstead as the lead, they paid attention to the details of the camp from the original movie and there wasn't any stupid modern-day flash-cut editing. However, once they revealed the creature way too early and CG effects took over, I realized that wasn't happening. While there are nice…

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  • Joe DiCanio

    ★★½ Watched by Joe DiCanio 19 Oct, 2011

    Rating: C+

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