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This review is from: The Thing (2011) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
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.
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 has travelled 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, to keep it from killing them off one at a time....
Yes okay, the film doesn't hold a torch to Carpenters remake, but it's still good fun to watch, despite many plot holes and reasonably bad CGI.
The claustrophobia and the tension is missing for the first act, but gets going halfway through the second act, when thankfully the movie picks up and gets a little more exciting.
It's hard to say whether this was made for fans of the Carpenter movie, as there are references to the movie throughout (axe in the wall, the two headed thing), and the film finishes just like the Carpenter one opens, or whether it was made for non-fans (jump scares, CGI, gore) but it seems to cater for most tastes.
The cast are okay, but Winstead is poor, but I think it's more to do with the script, which isn't the best. Most of the film consists of the actors staring at each other and looking suspicious.
The ending of the movie is a good idea, and makes you question Kates actions, but if you are observant, you will know the answer. All in all i cannot really understand the hate for this movie, it's not the best film made, but for a remake/prequel, there are a hell of a lot worse out there.
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Initial post: 7 May 2014 16:25:49 BDT
Timelord - 007 says:
Spot on review Corey, Again your reviews are well written & informative.
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