• 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.

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  • mo_shack

    ★★ Watched by mo_shack 30 Aug, 2015

    I spent the last few years of my life pretending this film didn't exist. John Carpenter's The Thing is my favorite film of all time and the last thing I ever wanted in this world was for someone to go and fuck with it. When I first heard a prequel was happening, I felt sick. I felt angry. I didn't want some cash grabby prequel to taint any of my future assignations with Carpenter's preeminent masterpiece. Thankfully, everything here is…

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  • Mark Atkins

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Mark Atkins 29 Aug, 2015

    There's a lot going right in the 2011 The Thing, part remake/reboot, and part prequel to the very much superior 1982 The Thing.

    The casting is great, the location and set design too. It pretty much nails the feeling and look of the original, which was important if this is to be believed as flowing into that same story. They really got bits of the paranoia down real well, and are able to put a new spin on identifying the…

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  • Matty Stanfield

    ★★ Watched by Matty Stanfield 16 Oct, 2011

    Matthijs van Heijningen, Jr.'s remake of John Carpenter's remake is not without some talent.

    It is not a bad movie. It is just unnecessary.

    Why tamper with a brilliant film?

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  • MK R

    Added by MK R 2

    An extraordinarily crass and soulless corporate exercise in cinematic necrophilia, shaking down the corpse of Carpenter's masterpiece in the hopes that some meager coinage not yet plundered will fall out. Disgraceful on all levels, especially in its transparent desire to function as both a remake for baby millennials and a prequel for fans of the original; it of course fails at both.

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  • Mike Tutt

    ★★★★ Watched by Mike Tutt 25 Aug, 2015 1

    Quite surprised at how good this prequel is.
    I really enjoyed it but the original is still the best.

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  • Toni Roig

    ★★★ Rewatched by Toni Roig 21 Aug, 2015

    [English/ Spanish review]

    This Thing was doomed from start, due to the classic status of 1982 trust-no-one masterpiece and the bad reputation of Carpenter's remakes so far. So producers took the less harmful way possible: turning it into a carefully crafted tribute to the original in the form of a prequel speculating with all the dreadful facts happening in the infamous Norwegian base. This respectful approach pays off, even if it forces the movie to go 'on rails' leading to…

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  • Harrydarkknight

    ★½ Watched by Harrydarkknight 24 Aug, 2015

    You can cover a turd with cgi but all you have then is an expensive pile of shit.

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  • Marshall Pawletta

    ★★★ Added by Marshall Pawletta

    scary effects with a plot thats ok

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  • stirnmeister

    ★★★ Rewatched by stirnmeister 23 Aug, 2015

    i like the old one better, but it s not that bad ;)

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  • LetoAtreidesII

    ★★ Watched by LetoAtreidesII 21 Aug, 2015

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

    Again, part for my research. Because on its own, I probably still wouldn’t have seen this movie. Why? Because it’s a remake of a classic John Carpenter movie. Yeah, I know, it’s technically a prequel, but I’ll get to why that’s a load of bullshit in a minute. Suffice it to say that anybody who believes they can surpass John Carpenter at what he undeniably does best will inevitably fail. Not a single one of the properties Carpenter first turned…

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  • matthewmarkham

    ★★★½ Added by matthewmarkham

    Acceptable remake.

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