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The Thing 2011

At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson...

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Great movie. Y e e u u u c k, the Thing was digusting, creepy, horrific. Just the way I like my evil alien mosmters. Scary!

Matched a lot up from the Kirt Russell movie, but changed some other stuff needlessly, strangly enough - didn't matter tho. The "identification" was clever. 8.5
Excellent. Watch The Thing 1982 right after this which continues where this leaves off. You'll recognize lots in it from this one. Nice touch. :-)
saw it in cinema on release, and it scared the sh!t out of me, literally. went out to the toilet and accidentaly went thru a oneway exit door and lost the last 15 minutes of the movie.. im a moron.
Cool. A welcomed prequel :)
not as good as the original made with a tenth of the budget but worth a few watches..7/10
Classic but i hate Aliens and Zombies movies and Monsters too 4/10
Very good movie. Better than the 1951 version but not quite as good as the 1982 version
The Original is one of my favourite horror films, creeped me out, and so did this one. This version is just as hide your eyes and peak through your fingers good. Sleeping with the light on tonight. 8/10
The original has always been in my Top Ten fav horror films since i was little so had to go see this in theaters and will say i was rather impressed i had already knew wouldn't be as good as the first but as i was glad to see did the original much justice 7.5/10
Magnificently done ending. How it effectively ties into the 80's film.
Great watch.
I never knew a prequel was made until tonight...The story in this movie was very close to a Playstation 2 game that was made in 2002(even though the game was made as a sequel)....I enjoyed this movie 6.8/10
Could've have been as good if not better than the original if they didn't use computer generated effects as a crutch. The original used puppets, stop motion, and all sorts of delightful craziness that made it absolutely TERRIFYING! Made me never want to go to antartica... because yeah that's a popular vacation spot.
I couldnt help but waiting throughout the whole film for the chopper scene with which the 1982 film started. And it came. Man was I a happy boy :-D (Or is this a spoiler ;-)
It's right here on Solar ;) I miss those good ole' saturday mornings. Now they just saturate children with dribble. The Teletubbies are pretty horrific, though.
Ah, yes, but the original was based off of the short story published in 1938, and the alien was a plant that fed on blood. The backdrops are the same; the isolation of the arctic north, but the changing the alien into a doppleganger totally changed the psychology of the movie. Now, not only are you isolated and cut off from any chance of outside intervention, but any one of your most trusted colleagues could now have murderous intent.
Yup! They did the best they could at making it the same scene, even. Crazy Swede shootin at a dog from a helicopter.
@Darthintrepid WOW I forgot about that.
The end being of this film is the beginning of John Carpenter's The Thing 1982 starring Kurt Russel. Thanks for pointing that out.
James Arness (Actor, The Thing from Another World (1951))
@1shotdeal The Thing from Another World (1951)
The ending isn't actually an ending, it's the beginning of the original (with Kurt Russell). This was a great way to make reboot, and a prequel at the same time. I still have yet to watch them consecutively, I may just do that this weekend.
Alien spaceship crashes into Antarctica 100,00 years ago, and is discovered by a group of researchers, along with a body of an alien trapped inside the ice. They unearth the creature, and things begin going wrong very quickly. A fun weekend horror flick, some good scares and effects shots, and blood and gore of course. 8/10
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