• Markus Nestele

    Watched by Markus Nestele 09 Jun, 2015

    well...it's...someThing...<sigh>

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  • john runion

    ★★★ Watched by john runion 07 Jun, 2015

    not as good as Christian Nyby's the thing from another world
    not as good as john carpenter's the thing
    not as good as phantoms
    not as good as 30 days of night
    not as good as a cold night's death
    ...but it is better than deep rising.

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  • Stuntman_Mike

    Watched by Stuntman_Mike 05 Jun, 2015

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

    Urgh :/

    This is the most unnecessary thing ever made. Not just in the extreme phase of hollywoods remake mania regarding horror films (which judging by the movies release date was exactly at that time) but in general.

    I was, like I am always on this site, very brief about the original. That had two reasons:
    For one thing, I am reviewer number XXXXXXX that would have told you in detail why it is so great.
    And I am forced…

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  • JohnTyler

    Added by JohnTyler

    Despite an appropriately creepy score by Marco Beltrami and the best efforts of stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton, The Thing is a horrendous sci-fi/horror film that tries to pass itself off as a prequel when it uses the same structure and story as John Carpenter's horror classic, and the CGI effects for the titular Thing are nothing short of cringe-worthy.

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  • PeterSellers

    ★★★ Added by PeterSellers

    No es un remake como parecía a primera vista, sino una especie de precuela de la original que sirve para explicar algunas cosas que ocurrían en aquella. Aún así no es nada del otro mundo, pero merece la pena verla si eres fan de la original.

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  • Jonny Redman

    ★★ Watched by Jonny Redman 28 May, 2015

    Pointless

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  • stoo_bloke

    ★★½ Watched by stoo_bloke 26 May, 2015

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  • MysticSpoonAttack

    ★½ Watched by MysticSpoonAttack 24 May, 2015 2

    Basically what Prometheus was to Alien. In other words: a remake disguised as a prequel. And, "surprise surprise", it's not good. While it doesn't ruin the Carpenter classic like Terminator 3 ruined the first two Terminator films, you can't help but compare and contrast it to the original.

    Poor Norwegians. Apparently they're all one-dimensional, scruffy bearded guys, and the Americans have to steal the limelight from them. The great thing about Carpenter's original is that it had a great variety…

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  • Patty♡

    Added by Patty♡

    This movie is so bad it hurts-

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  • Cvnt_Destroyer

    Added by Cvnt_Destroyer

    A rape of the original masterpiece.

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  • Ernst_Bitterman

    ★★★½ Watched by Ernst_Bitterman 04 Jun, 2013

    I am of divided loyalties on this film. I absolutely despise the unnecessary re-make. LOATHE it. Even though this film offers itself as a prequel to the best thing John Carpenter ever did, it is really just the same ground replowed, and unless there's some vast improvement in the technology of film-making (like, sound or Technicolor-- CGI doesn't count) or an entirely unexplored theme in the story-telling, it's a waste of time and effort to conduct such replowing.

    However, I…

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  • SmokingPizza

    ★★ Added by SmokingPizza

    Aside from Mary Elizabeth Winstead who is always a pleasure to watch on the big screen this movie was pretty awful. I appreciate it for them wanting to go back and tell the story of the first team but this film lacks SO much of what the original had. My biggest complaint, which I'm sure is everyone's complaint, is the overuse of cgi for the alien. That's a topic I could talk about forever, the complete lack of work ethic…

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