• Jacques

    ★★ Watched by Jacques 27 Sep, 2014

    This is like the original movie, just without any of the fear or psychological terror, more disposable characters, lots of mood-ruining unnecessary violence, and all the best scenes cut out or replaced with something that's not as good or scary. The effects were quite impressive when they weren't using terrible CGI, but overall it was quite a pointless film that just reminded me what a masterpiece the original is.

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  • Colin the dude

    Watched by Colin the dude 28 Sep, 2014 2

    Somebody thought computer graphics would make a scary thing. That person or persons should not have touched The Thing with a ten foot pole, end of story.

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  • Isaiah Bull

    Watched by Isaiah Bull 28 Sep, 2014

    A remake served off as a prequel. This film does not understand what made Carpenter's so good. The creature in his film was patient, sly, stuck to the shadows, and did not incriminate itself unless outright provoked. In this one, the alien goes apeshit and rips someone's face off whenever the film makers needed to throw in a half-baked CG effect before they ran out of screen time. This new "thing" is relatively inoffensive, but it's extremely redundant and in…

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  • Rod Taylor

    ★½ Rewatched by Rod Taylor 28 Sep, 2014

    Caught this one TV last night while channel surfing. When I first saw this at the theater I wanted to burn the theater down. I didn't have the same reaction last night, I just felt like this film is just pointless. It's a paint by numbers retread of the original film minus the tension, the atmosphere, the good special effects and excellent cast. The effects in the original is disgusting and still hold up today, the pixels on display here…

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  • Aaron King

    ★★★ Rewatched by Aaron King 26 Sep, 2014

    This is a film I greatly respect even if it is not as good as the film hopes to be. Clearly everybody involved in this film wanted to pay respect to John's film because it is so well liked. They tried to do everything they can to make a film like The Thing and that is where they went wrong. The film tries so hard to be respectful that it feels like it has to be exactly like it, and…

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  • João Oliveira

    ★★★ Rewatched by João Oliveira 21 Sep, 2014

    It's not very good, but it managed to be worthy of my attention throughout somehow, twice. There's a sort of 90's kind of flourish to it that I simply can't ignore. I haven't seen the original yet, but it's been on my watch list.

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  • KMOKLER

    ½ Added by KMOKLER

    A pretty poor prequel that doesnt touch the original and is pretty much a horrible insult to the original awful film.

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  • Luke

    ★½ Watched by Luke 18 Sep, 2014

    "So, I'm gonna die because I floss?"

    I'm going to start with what this movie did well. It quite nicely ran the film through various scenarios that explained away mysteries from the original movie such as the two faced burnt creature. Most of those were done quite well and the continuity was quite nice to the overall story. And that's it. That's the only good thing i have to say about this movie.

    The effects were terrible. CGI should never…

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  • John Connor

    ★★ Watched by John Connor 14 Oct, 2011

    More action than horror, this version is dumbed down, souped up, and kinda boring. The alien is used for 'Dude, check out those special effects' moments, rather than to create any kind of tension or scares, and the Antarctic setting is pretty much wasted. Basically, the film devolves into being just another mediocre alien invasion movie, a la 'Battle: Los Angeles', or 'Skyline' ... and did we really need another one? It's fine to waste a couple of hours, but it's no better than that.

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  • fatpie42

    ★½ Watched by fatpie42 14 Sep, 2012

    I have to give the film some credit. The writers manage to find an entirely new way of judging who is a thing and who is still human which is pretty clever (though the final 'twist' if you want to call it that kind of forgets that The Thing seems to be a perfect copy down to memory - which makes this final 'clever' scene yet another disappointment). There is also a fairly tense point towards the middle where, as…

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  • radiomanhead

    ★★★ Added by radiomanhead

    Aceptable precuela de una obra maestra como lo es "The Thing" inferior en todos sus aspectos a su predecesora (aunque cronológicamente dentro de la linea temporal del filme aquella le siga) pero que aun así me ha resultado aceptable, con sus momentos conseguidos, ademas de algunos acertados guiños a la versión de Carpenter aunque algunos metidos con calzador están hechos para que encajen muy bien con la otra película, de hecho las he visto en orden cronológico y ha sido una muy buena sesión de 212 minutos de "La Cosa".

    PD: que extraño ver a Ramona de Scott Pilgrim ahora como toda una cientifico

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  • mook

    ★★★ Watched by mook 02 Sep, 2014 4

    This is a prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 classic, itself a remake of 1951's 'The Thing from Another World', with all three films based on the 1938 novella "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell.

    Like many fans I was dubious of this film but it does a good job of accomplishing what it sets out to do, namely showing the events that occur before the opening scenes of John Carpenter's film. It's been a while since I've seen that…

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