Wow wow wow. Love is a cruel beautiful thing. Outstanding piece of work.
Loved this film the first time I saw it in the cinema. It was described as The Shining in space on its release, but I’d describe it more as Hellraiser in space with a slight rough John Carpenter Sci-Fi edge.
It’s a shame the director didn’t go on to make any more films as he showed great promise with this.....oh wait.
I first saw The Thing on TV when I was a kid back in the mid 80s. I wasn't really prepared for what I was about to see.
Its one of the few films that literally kept me up at night, the first horror film that I ever found truly horrifying and upsetting...Ever since then I've had a complete passionate respect for the film, for the genre and Mr Carpenter himself....who did not deserve all the flack and unfair criticism…
I could have done without all the schmaltz, cheese and cliches, and dare I say it...Michael Bay sheen of the first half of the film.
I enjoyed the film a lot more once the action gets to Hacksaw Ridge. The film changes gear at this point getting into visceral, brutal visuals and showing the unbelievable bravery of Desmond Doss.
Some of the FX reminded me of Tropic Thunder unfortunately, and I can't take Vince Vaughn seriously anymore after all the bilge he's appeared in over the last decade or so.
Overall though, it's a fascinating story of a truly great man.