The Thing Review: Everything you should know!
The Thing is a 2011 science fiction horror film directed by Matthijs van Heisingen Jr., written by Eric Heisserer, and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomson, Edwale Akinuoye-Agbaje, and Erik Christian Olsen has done.
It is a direct prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 film of the same name, an adaptation of the 1938 novel Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell. It tells the story of a team of scientists at the Norwegian Antarctic Research Station who discover a parasitic alien buried deep in the ice,
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Realizing it is still alive. The Thing premiered on October 10, 2011, and was released on October 14, 2011. The film was a commercial flop, grossing $31.5 million against a $38 million budget, with mixed reviews from critics.
The Thing Review: Should you watch it?
The new film stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd, an American graduate student who is hired by campaign leader Sandor Halverson to give the film a compelling protagonist because Jesus Christ, We can’t have a middle-aged Norwegian man.
Budget horror film. It would just be absurd and icky. Kate is directly studying paleontology, but she’s a classic bad movie scientist, and so knowledge of biology, archaeology, engineering, and an illustrious career in the military is also suggested throughout the film;
That Winstead is able to deliver this pungent bundle of storytelling shortcuts is a grim testament to her prowess as an actress. Like in Carpenter’s film, a mysterious prehistoric monster terrorizes the inhabitants of a remote outpost with the ability to mimic any life.
comes into contact, and the characters begin to distrust each other when they learn that either of them may be demons in disguise. The truth is, the movie wouldn’t have been as interesting if Titanic Monster hadn’t been shown as much,
With The Thing showing some of the most gruesome practical effects in horror. Makes a small hole in how the Thing operates, though, for fun. When the Thing-Dog is kept in a kennel, it seems to be doing just fine with no signs of being exposed.
The interesting thing about this plot is how quickly it appears to be passing through other events. MacReady, sure, forces back into the group, but there’s still talk of that ripped jacket.
Is this really proof that Mack was already assimilated and that the creatures controlling him are very good at hiding it, or is something else going on? The film leaves that question unanswered, but it feeds into the famous final scene in a major way.
The location on a Norwegian scientific research base makes an obvious connection to the previous film, but the disclosure of a box of grenades, or an ax in the placement wall, The size and shape of a block of ice containing the discovered alien creature,
Immediately suggests a later development does not register as a placeholder. Van Heijningen and screenwriter Eric Heisserer incorporate these elements systematically within a framework that reinterprets the plot of Carpenter’s film,
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And This Thing is an entertaining, suspenseful horror movie that stands alone without those distractions. John Carpenter’s contribution was to take advantage of three decades of special effects to make his creatures gooey things available from space.
The more you see a monster, the less you get. It’s the unseen, the imagined, that scares you. This version of “The Thing,” directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. provides such graphic and detailed views of the creature that we inevitably fall short of seeing special effects,
And knowing that we are. Think how little you really saw in the first “Alien” movie, and how frightening it was. Perhaps the reason audiences struggled with “The Thing” back in the day was because of its tragic ending.
That ending is classic and plays perfectly into the movie’s crazy atmosphere, but we might get one that was very different if some of Carpenter’s colleagues had their way.