The Thing

The Thing

DVD - 2012
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When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their experiment has freed a mysterious being from its frozen prison. Paranoia spreads like an epidemic as a creature that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish in this spine-tingling thriller.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, 2012.
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Branch Call Number: THI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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strider643
Jun 01, 2017

Simply awful movie. If you want to watch a masterpiece of film making then watch John Carpenter's The Thing. This version is dull, insipid and laughable.

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Sith101
Apr 17, 2017

Horrible. about the only good part of the movie was the end were the Helicopter was chasing the dog to tie it into the 80's original. Other than that another redo or prequal that was unnecessary and badly done.

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TheSandoz
Jul 24, 2015

Pretty tepid prequel to John Carpenter's excellent " The Thing ".

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nparrish
Apr 13, 2015

I checked this out thinking it was the 80's version. I like it a little better this time than I did when it first came out, but it was still pretty terrible. A few cool ideas, but wayyy too many "homage" & plagiarized material, too many stupid scenes, crappy CGI, etc. Worth a watch if you're bored or haven't seen the 'series'.

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Nursebob
Dec 14, 2014

The CGI effects may be slicker, and the cast of big burly Norwegians easier on the eye, but this inferior prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic plays more like a weak rehash than an original vision. American paleobiologist Kate Lloyd arrives in Antarctica at the request of a Norwegian scientific expedition and gets far more than she bargained for. It seems the Scandinavians have uncovered an enormous prehistoric spaceship and its one lone occupant, a vaguely malevolent shape firmly encased in a block of ice. Taking the frozen specimen back to their makeshift lab the Norwegians unwittingly allow it to thaw only to discover that it wasn’t really dead at all and now they have to contend with one big angry E.T. equipped with killer claws, a bottomless gullet and a very nasty ability to mimic any life form it comes in contact with. Faced with the prospect that any one of their numbers could in fact be a “thing” in human guise the survivors must find a way to flush it out while at the same time avoid becoming its next meal. Director Matthijs van Heijningen tries to copy Carpenter’s original mood with dark claustrophobic interior scenes set against a backdrop of bleak mountains and endless snowfields; he even plagiarizes the opening title shot and much of the original musical score. However, although the creature sequences themselves are gruesomely effective as it morphs and melts into grotesque parodies of the humans it has ingested, he has nothing new to say. In fact, several key scenes seem to be copied directly from Carpenter’s film while the alien ship’s interior seems remarkably similar to the one found in Ridley Scott’s Alien. In the end we are left with a few jolts, some nightmarish visuals, and an overwhelming sense of déjà vu. At least the dog escaped...

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0cho
Apr 24, 2014

As a sci-fi junky I really enjoyed this movie. This is a prequel to the John Carpenter’s The Thing. Sure there are a bunch of holes in it but overall the movie flows well, special effects are good and the acting is decent. Up until the last 15 minutes, I really enjoyed it. Make sure to watch the credits so that you see the continuity into the next movie. If you enjoy sci-fi\horror give this a watch.

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kayliemarie
Mar 01, 2014

It was a decent movie. The most fun was trying to figure out which one was the alien.

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jimg2000
Aug 17, 2013

Prequel interpretation of John Carpenter's 1982 film of the same name: how "the Thing" came about and all the horror scenes later discovered in the Norwegian camp. If you like the Aliens series, this one will not disappoint..

aaa5756 Apr 15, 2013

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

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krystalamanda16
Nov 24, 2012

i underestimated this movie, i thought it was going to be a bore, but i loved it!

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ManMachine
Oct 09, 2012

Violence: There's gore and blood and deaths. And the monster was not a pretty sight.

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ManMachine
Oct 09, 2012

Coarse Language: Profanities, like the f-word, are used once in a while. And a really terrible "sex" joke was told.

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Mike117
Mar 31, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Can be frightening for the under 12 so parents should watch with them.

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krystalamanda16
Nov 24, 2012

krystalamanda16 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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aaa5756 Apr 15, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

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