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
The songs the crew are singing are "Sámiid Ædnan", the Norwegian entry in the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest, originally sung by Sverre Kjelsberg and Mattis Hætta. And the other one is called "Jeg gikk en tur på stien" (translated: I walked along the forest path), a well known children's song about someone walking in the woods, and meeting a cuckoo. The origin of this song is unknown. See more »
In the 1982 John Carpenter version, the Americans watch the videotape shot by the Norwegian team. They clearly show them outlining the Thing's spaceship through the ice, and then attempting to dig it out with thermite charges. We then see the video of the ship exploding. In the 2011 prequel, we do not see the ship explode. See more »
Okay, I've got another one. A good one. A man and woman are making love one night when their young boy walks in.
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The Universal logo of the 1990s is used instead of the current (2011) logo. See more »
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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