Excerpt: When I first heard that they were coming out with another The Thing, I got incredibly upset because I thought it was just another remake. Well, it turned out it is a prequel to a remake, the 1982 version. I still was skeptical about a prequel of a movie from almost 30 years ago.
Excerpt: This movie is a lot of fun, though not in the same league as Carpenter's, it does give it the respect (especially the way the movie ties up the follow up to the 1982 version). The CGI isnt as bad as I thought and there was ample real puppet effects as well as real fire to remain authentic.
Excerpt: Now, me, I'm generally not a horror fan. Mix it up with a creature and then it's a different story. I start to enjoy the movie's effects and analysis the characters perform on the their quarry. I can say, without a doubt, the Thing is a pretty cool ... thing.
Surprise thriller and respectfully made prequel--Give It A Chance!!
John Brune, blu-ray.com
26 March 2012
Excerpt: I wasn't thrilled at the idea for a sequel to The Thing. Then I found out it was going to be about the Norwegian scientists and was designed as a prequel. Very cool! And the result? Nice surprise!
Excerpt: Let's see. John Carpenter hasn't made a cult classic movie in decades. His last decent theatrical effort was Vampires way back in the early '90's. Then he just sat back and collected paychecks from studios that wanted to remake some of his cult classics.
Excerpt: I have read both good and bad things about this movie, so I decided to judge for myself. I liked it, NOT as much as John Carpenter's original, but still NOT as bad as people say. All in all the plot is fine..the acting is kind of stiff, the CGI is fine. I am glad I gave it a chance.
Excerpt: I consider this the best prequel to date. The mystery of the outpost from the 1982 version is solved and fluidly leads into the Kurt Russell.John Carpenter version. i heard a lot of bad reviews on this but I disagree. Watch this first and then the 1982 version and enjoy.
Excerpt: I love the John Carpenter version, and when I found out that this was a prequel, I was ecstatic! I found this movie very stale. It seemed like the writers were scared on taking the theme of the original to any new grounds, or any suspense for that matter.