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Movie: The Thing



Yes. That’s my verdict. It’s quite interesting in many ways. I wouldn’t reveal too many spoilers here.

THE THING is a thriller  movie directed by Matthijs van Heijningen. It is a is a prelude to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 film of the same name. And guess what?! I did watch the sequel to this show which is about how the thing was transmitted from the escaped dog back to humans (okay maybe revealing too much)! I was wondering how come the whole show was so familiar in some parts but it all still remained very entertaining.

Watch this in cinemas and then go find the sequel to watch! I’d watch both again any time :)

This prequel is written by Ronald D. Moore (best known for his Star Trek and Battlestar Galatica series) and Eric Heisserer who has wrote the recent Final Destination 5 and the reboot of The Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who is the main lead of this show did an awesome job of looking all sexy and being the smart, brave and decisive character in the show. Check her out here:


Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty.  It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists.  The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being.  It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman.  In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet.

Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime.  Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago.  But it is about to wake up.

When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time.  And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish.


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