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4.0 out of 5 stars Respectful and enjoyable prequel, 18 Jun 2012
This review is from: The Thing (2011) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Whilst I did have misgivings about a prequel/near-remake of Carpenter's iconic 1982 horror, within a few minutes, my fears were dispelled and I found myself thoroughly enjoying this modern version.

The attention to detail that allows this film to flow seamlessly into the 1982 version is absolutely meticulous; the Norwegian base looks the same, even down to the wooden stairs and walkway in the lab where the thing encased in the block of ice was taken. The helicopter looks the same. So does the dog. Believe me, you'll appreciate this all the more if you watch the 1982 film straight after.

All the elements you'd expect are in here, from the initial cosy camaraderie of the stir-crazy scientists, the sense of isolation and the growing paranoia as they try to determine who is no longer one of us. On Blu-ray it all looks terrific. The special effects are extremely good without surpassing the visceral pre-CGI expertise of the Carpenter version and surround sound is used to very good effect - you'll often hear suspicious and creepy movement off to one side and behind you.

Well worth adding to any sci-fi/horror fan's collection.
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Initial post: 12 Sep 2012 01:43:24 BDT
A. G. Woods says:
you thought the effects were impressive? they appeared almost cartoon like in places I thought.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Sep 2012 22:12:08 BDT
Cartimand says:
Well maybe I'm easily pleased!
I did say though that they did not surpass the effects of the Carpenter version.
Still found this enjoyable.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Oct 2012 21:12:13 BDT
Last edited by the author on 14 Oct 2012 21:13:14 BDT
T-800 says:
A.G. Woods. Do you refer to the CGI effects, or the Animatronics? as both were used in this film. I agree with your comments Cartimand and I enjoyed this film. However everyone is entitled to their opinion. Carpenters 1982 classic will not be surpassed, and I do not think this film was intended to do so.

Posted on 6 Dec 2012 22:14:07 GMT
C. Sanalan says:
"They're Norwegian Mac!"

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Dec 2012 03:20:08 GMT
Cartimand says:
Thanks for pointing out the mistake - now corrected.
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