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The Thing (I) (2011)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  14 October 2011 (USA)
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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.

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Colin (as Jonathan Lloyd Walker)
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Storyline

Paleontologist Kate Lloyd is invited by Dr. Sandor Halvorson to join his team who have found something extraordinary. Deep below the Arctic ice, they have found an alien spacecraft that has been there for perhaps 100,000 years. Not far from where the craft landed, they find the remains of the occupant. It's cut out of the ice and taken back to their camp but as the ice melts, the creature reanimates and not only begins to attack them but manages to infect them, with team members devolving into the alien creature. Written by garykmcd

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In a place where there is nothing, they found something. See more »


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Rated R for strong creature violence and gore, disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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14 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Thing: The Beginning  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,493,665 (USA) (14 October 2011)

Gross:

$16,907,450 (USA) (11 November 2011)
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Trivia

The scene where Sander and Finch recruit Kate to come to Antartica is the only scene in this film or in John Carpenter's film that doesn't take place in Antarctica. See more »

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In the DVD Bonus track "Start the helicopter now!", Lars orders the newly arrived pilot to restart the engine on the JetRanger helicopter while he returns to the garage shed to collect grenades as they pursue the husky-Thing. When Lars returns, the engine sounds have wound up to full pitch, and the thrumming of the rotor blades can be heard, but the reflection in the cockpit canopy of the helicopter clearly shows the blades in a fixed and unmoving position, despite the sound effects. See more »

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[first lines]
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User Reviews

 
now it is time for the Thing part two........
9 February 2012 | by (Baker City) – See all my reviews

and make this a perfect trilogy, let it pick up from where the 1982 film ended. I have wanted to see a part two for the longest time. But John Carpenter has to do it. And it has to be just as awesome as this movie is.

I have read a lot of the comments about this movie and I know that it did not do as well at the box office as it could have. There are a lot of things that it seems the other reviewers are not pleased with. I for one am pleased with this film. The film makers went to such pain staking details so that the lovers of the original film would be happy with the outcome. I know I am. I also know that I think that this is better than most of the stuff that Hollywood has been remaking over the past few years. I personally hate remakes and John Capenters The Thing is about the only one that I have really liked. This move is not a remake and that made me happy. Yes I think that some things are better left the way they were made the first time.

For example, I would hate to see a remake of Casablanca, The Searchers, Gone With the Wind, or African Queen. And I know that people have the choice to watch what ever they want. So personally I will watch the originals over remakes almost any day of the week. But here I think that film makers went above and beyond to make a really good movie.


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