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|Mary Elizabeth Winstead||Kate Lloyd|
|Joel Edgerton||Braxton Carter, Carter|
|Ulrich Thomsen||Dr. Sander Halvorson|
|Eric Christian Olsen||Adam Goldman|
|Trond Espen Seim||Edvard Wolner|
|Jan Gunnar Røise||Olav|
|Stig Henrik Hoff||Peder|
|Jo Adrian Haavind||Henrik|
|Jonathan Lloyd Walker||Colin|
|Ole Martin Aune Nilsen||Matias (Heli Pilot)|
|Michael Brown||Security Guard|
|Matthijs Van Heijningen Jr.||Director|
|Jeff Authors||Asst. Director|
|Patrick Bannister||Art Director|
|Tim Barraball||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Marco Beltrami||Score Composer|
|J. Miles Dale||Executive Producer|
|David Foster||Executive Producer|
|Amalgamated Dynamics||Makeup Special Effects|
|Alec Gillis||Makeup Special Effects|
|Sean Haworth||Production Designer|
|Ronald D. Moore||Screenwriter|
|Gabrielle Neimand||Executive Producer|
|Luis M. Sequeira||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Lawrence Turman||Executive Producer|
|Tom Woodruff Jr.||Makeup Special Effects|
Posted March 31, 2015
This prequel honors the original - both in story and in special effects. The original was purely animatronics. This one used modern animatronics, and CGI's. It often blends the two flawlessly.
The Thing is the same character as the original. The audience only gets a vague idea of the form it was in aboard the ship. It's mainly shown in human form, or mutated human form. The audience watches as massive teeth and claws emerge from seemingly normal human forms, but the terror of the Thing isn't just the shape shifting ability. It's clear that every brain function is cloned - including memories, mental capacities, and emotions. But the audience has to wonder if the Thing does more than copy/mimic. What's most terrifying is the possibility that it's victims aren't actually dead, that their spirits are trapped within the Thing.
The audience sees the ship discovered by accident. Then the Thing is dug up, and taken to the base. Then the alien awakes and attacks people. The fear and paranoia matches the original, no way of knowing whose alien or not. These people never find a way to prove who is alien, only a test that proves who is certainly human.
The climax is powerful and thrilling. Afterwards almost everyone was dead, the ship was destroyed, and the only piece of the Thing remaining was a dog. The few survivors grabbed guns and chased it in a helicopter. The end of this movie, is the opening of the original.
Posted February 5, 2012
Awesome! I have the original Thing classic so was hoping this edition would live up to the 'franchise'. And yes Ms. Molly it did. Good solid creepy story in a very isloated setting; the CG effects added a new element and was not overblown like it could have. Had to watch the Carpenter movie following this. A great combo!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.