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The Thing (2011)

The Thing (2011)

Country: USA

Director:  Matthijs Van Heijiningen

Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen

Storyline:  An Antarctica research team discover an alien craft.

MV5BMTMxMjI0MzUyNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjc1NzE5NQ@@__V1_SY317_CR0,0,214,317_Review: Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead ) gets invited by Dr. Sandor Halvoeson (Ulrich Thomsen) to join his team as they found an alien craft in the Antarctica.  In this investigation they find an alien form not far from the ship and it melts from the ice.  This becomes then a blood bath as the alien beast slowly starts to kill the members of the team off and it can reanimate itself to the people it kills.

The special effects are not bad in this film but it is pretty much the same song and dance as the original The Thing. The creature is not as great and the effects are massive CGI so it lacks in this part if you compare.  We have lots of blood on the snow and the movie does move well but it is pretty much a repeat.  We got dogs, snow, blood, and an alien that can change on will, gore and the same damn story as John Carpenters.

Rating: Ok for a prequel you think you might want to do more than just rewrite the original The Thing. It was so bad that I thought I was watching a remake till the very end and then I was oh it’s a prequel.  Which yes gave it some bonus points as I hate remakes but at the same time I was stunned on nothing is different. So minor beers for a prequel which is the same of the original which in truth was not the original but a remake of The Thing from Another Planet .

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5/10 Beers!

Yacker

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The Thing (1982)

The Thing (1982)

Country:  USA

Director:  John Carpenter

Main StarsKurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, T.K Carter, Keith David

Storyline:  Scientists are in the Antarctic doing tests and studies when they are interrupted by a mad Norwegian and stumble upon a frozen spacecraft.  What they did not know is the alien creature still lives inside the ship in a frozen state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review (Spoils): First off this is a remake of The Thing from Another World and it is way better. John Carpenter over did himself with over the top special effects and the storyline flows great together where the gaps were missing in the original. We have prime acting from Kurt Russell and the rest of the cast as they battle a space changing beast which brings physical and emotional conflict within the group of scientists.The film has you guessing through it who is the effected by the alien or who is the human. Between madness it is hard to tell between the two.

The movie has over the top gore; we have malformed dogs, strange blobs, gooey creatures and bodies that change to the reaction of the creature itself. This is not a date movie but it is one of the best horror films out there for special effects.

Rating: I might get nailed to the horror cross for saying this but this is John Carpenter’s best, sorry Michael Myers but this one has you beat. But I still love you!

 

 

9/10 Beers!

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