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Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost known as Thule Station. There, a crew of international scientists has unearthed a remarkable discovery. But elation quickly turns to terrifying paranoia as the group of researchers encounters something inhuman that has the ability to turn itself into an exact replica of any living being.
Thriller - This is not a remake but rather a prequel to the 1982 John Carpenter
film of the same name. However, it is also a very gory horror film
with gruesome effects. Young adult males are the target audience,
and the language and graphic violence make the film inappropriate for
kids or the squeamish.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Perhaps the best aspect of The Thing is that it does nothing to tarnish the reputation of its predecessor. It exists as a worthy extension,...
Roger EbertFull Review Above Average I expect this movie will do well at the box office. It has a lot of gory Gotcha! moments, and many scenes in which an endless supply of Things are incinerated by flame throwers.
USA TodayFull Review Average The screenplay by Karl Gajdusek succeeds in devising enough dialogue to last 90 minutes in what increasingly seems like an exercise in overacting.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 35 moviegoers:
TEENS:These are good, but not great, reviews from the males and fairly good reviews from the females. Nearly everyone enjoyed it, at least to some degree, but few loved it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Disappointing reviews from both the males and females. Half the guys enjoyed it very much but the rest of the reviews are low to very low. Only about a third of the females really enjoyed it. Over half only rated it as good/average, which is a bit disappointing, especially considering some rated it very low.
ADULTS:The four males rated it above average, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much but didn't love. The two females rated it below average, which is obviously not good.
Columbia University paleontologist Dr. Kate Lloyd (MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD) has left behind the safety of her sterile laboratory
and traveled to this desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime.
Joining a Norwegian research team led by Edvard Wolner (TROND
ESPEN SEIM) that has stumbled across a creature buried in the ice, Kate, along
with fellow explorers Dr. Sander Halvorson (ULRICH
THOMSEN) and Adam ( ERIC CHRISTIAN OLSEN), discovers an
organism that seems to have died in the ice eons ago.
When a simple experiment near this outpost frees the thing from its frozen
prison, Kate must join the pilot, Carter (JOEL EDGERTON), and his
sidekick, Jameson (ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE), to keep it from killing
everyone and anything it encounters. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite
suddenly mimics anything it touches…pitting human against human as it fights to
survive and flourish.