At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson (Ulrich Thomsen). While Dr. Halvorson keeps to his research, Kate partners with Sam Carter (Joel Edgerton), a helicopter pilot, to pursue the alien life form. –IMDb
Saved by a mix of nostalgia for the 1951 original (to which this is a sort-of remake) and the 1982 film (to which this is a sort-of prequel), and some clever puppetry. I wish it pushed its self-awareness a little harder (I loved that it played with the Black-guy-always-dies-first horror stereotype – though, unfortunately, he still dies eventually. But then so does most everyone).
My biggest concern with this movie was whether or not the alien mutations would be good/if they were created entirely with CGI. Though they ARE CGI-created (from what I can tell) they are just as freakish as the mutations showcased in Carpenter's. It wasn't the best movie but it wasn't horrible. I honestly just wanted to see people turn into alien freaks. I definitely got that.
As a precursor to John Carpenter’s 1982 classic of the same name, there’s always going to be a lot to live up to. Carpenter’s classic is one of the most terrifying treats in the history of cinema… read review
Does exactly what it says on the can and is pretty much what you would expect from the remake/prequel of the previous The Thing films within the context of contemporary cinema. Drop a dozen of people… read review