• Neil Mitchell

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Neil Mitchell 14 Apr, 2014

    I don't care what anyone says, this film stands up as an individual entity and gains further justification when seen in close conjunction with Carpenter's original. Of course it lacks some subtlety, the score isn't as good and the characters less well drawn out, but despite this it has the power to frighten in exactly the same way. In its best moments it plays on the same sense of paranoia and you only wish the filmmakers drew these out further.…

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  • NachoGrim

    ★★½ Watched by NachoGrim 15 Mar, 2014

    Una precuela que funciona como remake y no añade nada al conjunto. Un mero ejercicio de efectos especiales y otro de esos ejemplos remake/obra original que te enseña como la creación de una obra a cambiado a lo largo de la historia del cine. Las metáforas y la sutileza de la primera desaparecen para ser un festival del horror, que también podía ser la anterior. Y lo más obvio, los efectos especiales. Un entretenido pero vació remake/precuela.

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  • Joachim Andersson

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Joachim Andersson 07 Apr, 2014

    The 2011 prequel to John Carpenters masterpiece fails for two reasons:

    1. It tries way too hard to please the fans with scenes that directly leads into the original. Some of them are fun but some are just silly like the creation of the iconic twofaced creature.

    2. The climax. Everything with the climax. Someone thought the movie needed to end like your average hollywood actionmovie. Baad choice.

    With all of that said this is actually quite a fun big…

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  • Rodolfo Castrezana

    ★★★ Rewatched by Rodolfo Castrezana 02 Apr, 2014

    Resolvi assisti Enigma de Outro Mundo, seria o 100º filme do ano, mas me lembrei dessa prequência que eu meio que ignorei e achei que seria legal rever junto.

    A verdade é que não é um filme ruim. É um filme que respeita os aspectos do original, 30 anos depois. Não tem a magia nem a profundidade de detalhes do original, mas não surge apenas como uma alegoria criada por um diretor sem noção que pensava apenas em ganhar dinheiro…

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  • Felipe

    ★★★ Rewatched by Felipe 19 Mar, 2014

    Con una semana de retraso con respecto a su estreno en USA ha llegado a los cines de España La cosa (The Thing, 2011) de Matthijs van Heijningen Jr., la precuela con aroma a remake de la insuperable obra maestra del cine de ciencia ficción y terror que es La cosa (The Thing, 1982) de John Carpenter. Con un reparto encabezado por Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen o Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, el proyecto de Universal Pictures…

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  • Gala Avary

    ½ Added by Gala Avary

    Don't even bother. Please.

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  • Michael Kastner

    ★★½ Rewatched by Michael Kastner 14 Mar, 2014

    Kein Vergleich zum Carpenter Film. In allen Belangen schlechter (Schauspieler, Effekte, Spannung). Unnötig.
    Aufgrund des Fanservices im Abspann gerade noch 2,5 Sterne.

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  • Adam Schoales

    ★★ Watched by Adam Schoales 13 Mar, 2014

    Honestly, it feels a little unfair to be reviewing this since I wasn't truly giving it my full attention, but rather just sort of had it on while I did other things. But from what I can tell it's not as bad as everyone made it out to be.

    Sure, Carpenter's film is a masterpiece. And yes, despite the fact that this is a "prequel", it's really kind of still a remake, after all it's from the same source. But…

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  • mazzyhope815

    ★★★ Watched by mazzyhope815 30 Nov, 2011

    Now I’m not a true blue fan of the original like most people, so I wasn’t offended by how this is basically a remake gussied up as a prequel, or how bland it all was. Still, the Carpenter version was a lot more fun. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is really cute though, and makes things watchable. And Vaughn from Community! Little nips!

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  • christian

    Rewatched by christian 22 Feb, 2014

    This is still the most unnecessary prequel ever, but I'm beginning to like it.

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  • Tony Black

    ★★ Watched by Tony Black 22 Feb, 2014 4

    Though billing itself as a prequel to the original 1982 John Carpenter sci-fi classic, The Thing isn't fooling anyone right from the off - this is a remake in all but name, simply able to point at the fact from a narrative perspective it picks up a loose, mysterious thread from the original and weaves it into a tale it can sync up to the original's mythology, yet that doesn't mean this tells a story largely any different from that…

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  • Todd Truffin

    Rewatched by Todd Truffin 09 Feb, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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