The Thing

October 14th, 2011








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The Thing

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Plot
At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 6.3/10 (30,937 voted)

Critic's Score: 49/100

Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.

Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen

Storyline
At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. While Dr. Halvorson keeps to his research, Kate partners with Sam Carter, a helicopter pilot, to pursue the alien life form.

Writers: Eric Heisserer, John W. Campbell Jr.

Cast:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead - Kate Lloyd
Joel Edgerton - Sam Carter
Ulrich Thomsen - Dr. Sander Halvorson
Eric Christian Olsen - Adam Finch
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje - Jameson
Paul Braunstein - Griggs
Trond Espen Seim - Edvard Wolner
Kim Bubbs - Juliette
Jørgen Langhelle - Lars
Jan Gunnar Røise - Olav
Stig Henrik Hoff - Peder
Kristofer Hivju - Jonas
Jo Adrian Haavind - Henrik
Carsten Bjørnlund - Karl
Jonathan Walker - Colin (as Jonathan Lloyd Walker)

Taglines: It's not human. Yet.



Details

Official Website: Official site | Official site [France] |

Release Date: 14 October 2011

Filming Locations: British Columbia, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $8,493,665 (USA) (16 October 2011) (2996 Screens)

Gross: $16,907,450 (USA) (13 November 2011)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
An enormous amount of screen shots from the first movie were kept on the set while filming at all times, in order to ensure that the Norwegian station would be rebuilt to the smallest details.

Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Since logically, there must be a period in the year where each point on the surface of the Earth experiences night and day in a 24 hour period (since the Earth rotates rather than jumps instantly so as to have 24hrs night or day at the poles), it is not a goof that the plot depicts night and day in Antarctica within a 24 hour period. This is possible for any point in the either polar region, providing the observer is not situated at the EXACT pole of rotation.

Quotes:
[first lines]
Peder: [In Norwegian] Okay, I've got another one. A good one. A man and woman are making love one night when their young boy walks in.



User Review

Thing Prequel review!

Rating: 8/10

Just came back from a preview screening of the new 'The Thing,' a prequel to the 1980s film 'The Thing,' which, is itself a remake. Hahah...

I am a HUGE fan of the 80s 'The Thing' so I was rather nervous about this 'prequel.' It seemed just a remake, but with CGI, and a female lead….

HOWEVER….It's surprisingly really good. It is NOT just a beat for beat remake of the remake, AND it contains some excellent practical monster effects early on.

REALLY GOOD MONSTERS. As in straight up LOVECRAFTIAN beasties...

And when the creatures do go more digital the designs are so lurid and insane and horrendous that it worked for me. It feels right and is super gross....Great sound design...drippy, snarly stuff....Good bass heavy ominous soundtrack as well.

So yes, consider me very pleased and very surprised.

(ALSO: Do NOT immediately get up when the credits roll or you will miss awesomeness that connects this film into the 80s one....)

I really was surprised and enjoyed it a lot. I feel that fans of the original remake (man that sounds silly to write) will be pleasantly surprised and enjoy this prequel as well!




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