• Mark_Lemmond

    ★★★½ Watched by Mark_Lemmond 19 Oct, 2014

    I know this was sold as a prequel but let's not kid ourselves this is a remake and an unnecessary one. John Carpenter's The Thing is one of the finest horror movies ever made but it is also a remake. This isn't a bad movie taken on it's own but when compared to Carpenter's movie it just doesn't measure up.

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  • Charlie Derry

    ★★ Watched by Charlie Derry 16 Oct, 2014 2

    There was no chance of this film bettering John Carpenter's film, so there's no real reason watching this film when you can watch the original. It's not an overly bad remake, but the one thing that should have improved this film was the graphics. Yet I prefer the graphics in the original film, which made me sick to the stomach. This film was just largely unoriginal, lacked any big scares, and came across as unnecessary as most remakes do.

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  • George Machin

    ★½ Watched by George Machin 15 Oct, 2014

    Making a remake or prequel to a much renowned horror classic is going to be an uphill struggle. The main issue is that regardless of how good or well made the new film is, it will always have the difficult experience of being compared to the original. The shadow of John Carpenter's "The Thing" looms large over the prequel, a shadow made all the more large by how great the original was and how poor this prequel is.

    The main…

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  • Aaron T. Rex

    Watched by Aaron T. Rex 13 Oct, 2014 12

    An absolutely horrible prequel, remake, whatever.. the effects are so laughably bad that I don't know how to talk about it.

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  • EverythingRandP

    ★★ Watched by EverythingRandP 07 Oct, 2014

    The Thing is not your normal Sci-Fi movie, it is also a gruesome monster movie. If you like movies such as Resident Evil, Dawn of the Dead, or possibly even Alien.. you will like this movie. The best part of The Thing.. is just that.. the thing, the concept of the alien creature is great in this movie. The actions that the alien takes on are gruesome and also awesome making the concept of the movie interesting. Although the creature…

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  • Maki

    ★★★ Watched by Maki 07 Oct, 2014

    For a while I thought that they might actually pull off this prequel/remake of Carpenter's masterpiece, The Thing. Despite the homogenously Swedish, er, Norwegian cast, I liked the idea of Mary Elizabeth Winstead as the lead, they paid attention to the details of the camp from the original movie and there wasn't any stupid modern-day flash-cut editing. However, once they revealed the creature way too early and CG effects took over, I realized that wasn't happening. While there are nice…

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  • Joe DiCanio

    ★★½ Watched by Joe DiCanio 19 Oct, 2011

    Rating: C+

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  • Brian Pitts

    ★★ Watched by Brian Pitts 03 Oct, 2014

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

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  • Gregory Sahadachny

    ★★★ Rewatched by Gregory Sahadachny 04 Oct, 2014

    not a bad film, but almost a complete mimic of Carpenter's 1982 inspiration. a lot of practical FX are now replaced with CGI, and the story and reveals are already familiar. there's a lack of surprise for most of this outing, and even the suspense falters once the movie kicks into heavy action. it just doesn't capture the same tone; we see a lot more of the nemesis than we ever did before, so that right there shows the filmmakers…

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  • Andrew Hurley

    Watched by Andrew Hurley 20 Oct, 2011

    Ipic Bayshore@19:00
    Screen 2, Seat G8

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  • 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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