• Patrick Mulcahy

    ★½ Watched by Patrick Mulcahy 23 Oct, 2011

    Do we really need a third screen version of John W. Campbell’s story, Who Goes There also known as The Thing from Another World, to quote the title of the 1951 film, or just plain, The Thing, to cite the 1982 John Carpenter remake? Not on the evidence of this film. In narrative terms, it is a prequel to the 1982 film, ending – spoiler alert - with an alien masquerading as a dog bounding towards the Antarctic research facility…


  • Charles Foster Kane

    ★★ Watched by Charles Foster Kane 05 Oct, 2015

    With that I think I've seen all the things. Pretty pointless, but mostly harmless. No strong feelings against it; it's just one of those cases where there was no need for any of it, but that's not really a negative. It's just a meh type of movie that lacks most of the tension of the 82 version.


  • Keith LaFountaine

    ★★★ Watched by Keith LaFountaine 03 Oct, 2015

    Day 3 - Watchlist Purge: Horror Edition

    John Carpenter's The Thing is a cult classic for a reason. Filled with tension, excellent acting, incredible effects, and a pounding score, there's certainly a reason why his film is so well received and loved. Unfortunately, for the remake/prequel version, there's not a whole lot here that differentiates itself from the original.

    The problem with this version of The Thing is that it too closely resembles the film it's building off of. That's…


  • John Mathews

    ★★½ Watched by John Mathews 27 Sep, 2015

    Though it's well shot and Mary Elizabeth Winstead does a good job in the leading role, The Thing pales in comparison to John Carpenter's classic.


  • Cameron Clarke

    ★★★ Watched by Cameron Clarke 20 Sep, 2015

    As a prequel this film doesn't quite work. It recycles themes, lines, and events from John Carpenter's 1982 classic in a pretty overt fashion. However, if you consider it a remake then it is actually very well done. It captures nearly the same degree of horror as the original, though I feel that the human to human distrust was not as well portrayed in this one. Additionally, the CGI Things were fine, but when you consider what was done in…


  • Sergejs Timonins

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Sergejs Timonins 20 Sep, 2015

    Ok, it wasn't that bad a second time around - filmmakers clearly love & have a great deal of respect for the original, as evidenced in numerous small details that otherwise wouldn't be there, but their main fault is that out of fear to change something they don't bring anything new to the table.


  • Charlie Pacheco

    ★★ Watched by Charlie Pacheco 20 Sep, 2015

    Pues realmente se me hace confuso juzgar a esta película, pues es una precuela con aires de remake. Para explicarme mejor, diré que si bien la trama toma lugar en el campamento vecino de la versión de Carpenter (Que es de donde sale "la cosa" y bla bla bla vean la película) hay momentos donde lo que ocurre parece ser tomado de esta versión, algunas muertes, transformación y hasta el final (aunque con un pequeño cambio), claro que ambas historias…


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  • kurt k

    ★★ Added by kurt k

    i love you MEW but this was disappointing


  • danteuss88

    ★★★ Watched by danteuss88 09 Sep, 2015 1

    bio sam malo zdeprimiran pa sam zabunom skinuo remake umjesto Carpenterovog. I dobro, počne film, pomislim "joj šašavče pa gle što si skinuo, hehe... da bar die.....,.." i reko aj gledat ću ovo dok mi se ne skine origigi.
    Što se dogodilo? Pa eto pogledao sam cijeli film i to ne zato što mi je spor net, nego zato što čak nije ni toliko loš.


  • Chris Hodgson

    ★★★ Added by Chris Hodgson

    A superfluous but fairly entertaining prequel to Carpenter's classic. As I had assumed this was most likely a shot for shot remake I was pleasantly surprised to see them go with a prequel although obviously much of it is more than a little reminiscent and overly familiar.

    I still can't get on board with the idea that the alien here (or aliens featured in plenty of other movies for that matter) would be representative of a species intelligent enough to…


  • Pandora 4

    ★★★ Added by Pandora 4

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

    As remakes go, The Thing is pretty much the top of the line. Well shot, the acting is fine (it always helps to have an attractive lead), and it generates enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat. I liked how they couldn't trust anyone because the Thing could change to look like a human. That mistrust was scarier than the monster, which was a pretty generic CGI creation. All in all, the Thing is a good monster movie and remake.