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The Thing 2011

Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they're infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet. Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up. When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew's pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish. The Thing serves as a prelude to John Carpenter's classic 1982 film of the same name. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, the thriller is produced by Strike Entertainment's Marc Abraham and Eric Newman (Dawn of the Dead).

Release Date:October 14th, 2011
MPAA Rating:R
Running Time:103 minutes
Written By:
No image existsEric Heisserer
No image existsJohn W. Campbell Jr.
Mary Elizabeth WinsteadMary Elizabeth Winstead
Joel EdgertonJoel Edgerton
Ulrich ThomsenUlrich Thomsen
Eric Christian OlsenEric Christian Olsen
No image existsAdewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
No image existsJørgen Langhelle
No image existsJan Gunnar Røise
No image existsJonathan Walker
No image existsMichael Brown

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The Thing Movie Review by BillyBob (11/12/2012)

The thing about "The Thing" (a remake of a remake) (Ho-Hum!) is that even if you were standing in the very middle of a blinding, Antarctic snow blizzard, you could still clearly see the direction in which this film's story was headed about a mile down the road. You really could.

Yep. Put plain and simple - The Thing's...

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The Thing Movie Review by Ben (5/19/2012)

It says a lot about John Carpenter's "The Thing" that it could generate a prequel almost 20 years after its release. A critical and commercial failure when released back in 1982, it has since been justly revered as a true horror classic and remains Carpenter's masterpiece as it proved even more terrifying than "Halloween."...

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The Thing Movie Review by Filmkiller (1/23/2012)

I honestly can't tell if I enjoyed this flick more or less because I'm such a fan of John Carpenter's 1982 film of the SAME EXACT NAME (grr...). Honestly, I think I'd have to say a little of both. For those not in the know, this idea spawns from The Thing From Another World (1951) but it's Carpenter's Thing that became the...

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The Thing Movie Review by Martin (12/20/2011)

Not being that big a fan off the original "Thing." I don't know why I was so drawn into seeing this follow-up. I Think it's because its a prequel. A way too follow-up a movie that's not over-used when compared too all the sequels, reboots or remakes we get, which at least makes it interesting.

The First "Thing" (Or at...

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The Thing Movie Review by Jarrod (10/17/2011)

Almost thirty years since its release, John Carpenter's superb sci-fi thriller 'The Thing' remains one of the great "monster movies" in cinema history, comparable in sheer mastery and creepiness to Ridley Scott's Alien, and both were inspired by the same source material, the 1938 story "Who Goes There?", first adapted in...

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