• Randy_Little

    ★★★

    The Thing {2011}:

    A scientific research team in Antarctica are trying to survive attacks from an alien who can take on the form of its victims.

    A prequel to the remake. Set around about three days or so before the John Carpenter remake. Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the take charge Kurt Russell role. She’s such an underrated actress at least in what I’ve seen her in Death Proof, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, this, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and Fargo season…

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  • Notsoboo

    ★★★

    I dunno. I still like it.

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  • runktelefision

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The ending makes this movie. The hour and a half leading up to it? Not so much.

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  • thewiz245

    ★★★

    This doesn’t hold a candle to the original, but I think the thing prequel is actually quite good. I like the prequel aspects of it, how well it connects with the original, from the scene in the credits to the little details of the original that are showed in this one. It plays fairly well with the paranoia, again, not nearly as well as the original, but pretty well for the most part.  Heck if not for the incredibly cruddy…

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  • José Vela

    ★★★

    65%

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  • Lee Kolcz

    ★★★

    Yknow what? Not. Too. Shabby. Fun to watch as a double feature with the original. If you watch them chronologically it’s as if you saved the best for last. A natural progression to the better movie, if you will.

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  • Tom Zavertnik

    ★★½

    So in another 30 years will there be another "The Thing", and include a CGI Kurt Russell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead and take place at the Russian base?

    No?

    Good. Lets leave it that way.

    (I still adore the music and seeing all the "Thing" transformations, even though they are CG but they should have been practical)

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  • Lance

    ½

    Remake no one wanted

    Crap cast

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  • Pandemic

    ★★★½

    While this film is nowhere near the greatness of Carpenter's The Thing, it isn't as bad as people say. It has no suspense but it is entertaining, and the CGI looks cheap but i have seen worse. The characters are all forgettable and nothing that memorable happens in this film. It might as well have been a remake. The design for the thing was cool though and the action scenes were cool as well. That's another thing with this film,…

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  • Joe

    ★★

    Hoop-Tober 4.0: Day 11

    Why would they use CGI for the Thing? The practical effects of the original was one of the best parts of it. And the CGI is phenomenally bad, especially the shots in bright lighting. The beginning is at least competently made, and actually adds some interesting background to the original, but it quickly goes downhill from there.
    In Carpenter's The Thing, all the characters were all rational, logical people, the human conflicts came from them being…

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  • Aaron King

    ★★★

    This is a film that wants to be like Blade Runner 2049. It wants to be this respectful cool film that honors the original but yet adds to the film and instead it doesn't do any of that. It comes across as a carbon copy film with lots of the scenes being very similar and area of attack being similar. A human which people think was an alien gets shot and killed. The client special effects don't look nearly as…

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  • Aaron Mullan

    ★★

    4/10.

    This Halloween marathon is a test of endurance apparently.

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