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on 7 May 2014
Nowhere near the Carpenter version which is one of my top 10 films of all time - but it works well as a prequel and the cast works well. CGI is fine to me - not on a par with the JC film but it works well and it does add to The Thing world. MEW hold the film well and some of the other actors are in pretty good form too. It works and watching the two back to back in order works well for me. Recommended and hoping they do a sequel to the JC version!
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on 3 October 2017
Not as good as the origional, but worth a watch. The modern day special effects have the same weird and gruesome feel I was looking to see, perhaps they could of pushed it a bit further though. The acting and cinematography is great. I would say its a pretty decent horror overall .
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on 28 November 2012
I remain a big fan of John Carpenter and his early films in particular. I looked forward to seeing how a prequel of his version of The Thing would fill in some of the gaps about the original discovery......to simply watch a fundamental re-hash of his film using modern special effects left me somewhat disappointed. If you haven't seen Carpenter's film you will enjoy it - on the other hand if you have seen it I think you are likely to be pretty unimpressed.
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on 13 November 2017
Very good storyline.
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on 25 May 2013
Video: 1080p HD - 16x9 - 2.40:1

Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1: English; DTS-HD 5.1: French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Latin American Spanish; DTS 2.0: English audio description

Subtitles: English SDH, French, German, Spanish, Cantonese, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, European Portuguese, Swedish, Traditional Mandarim
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on 20 February 2018
Arrived in good time. The 4 stars reflect the film rather than Amazon. I preferred the original.
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on 29 July 2016
As with many sequels/prequels they rely too much on CGI to captivate the audience, I grew up on painstaking hand-made special effects; John Carpenter's for one still amazes me to this day. The Thing 2011 was enjoyable, but for me the best part for me and my Dad out of the whole film was the way the end ties in with the beginning of John Carpenter's sequel to The Thing From Another World
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on 8 September 2015
Pretty good prequel that, for the most part, hits all the right marks. It was never going to be as amazing as John Carpenter's original but in it's own right is a decent watch with some good effects and enough suspense to keep you glued.
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on 8 September 2017
An alright prequel to the original film. Not as good as the original but enjoyable.
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on 23 December 2016
I personally think the film is brilliant I would recommend anyone whos a fan of the other film to watch this, it perfectly links up together and is a great story.
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