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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.26
Both a prequel to and a remake of John Carpenter's The Thing, which was itself a remake of a previous The Thing, about an alien monster that can replicate itself. I sort of liked it. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is the best thing about The Thing.

The Thing Review with SPOILERS at Back of the Head (backofthehead.com)

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.95
I saw the original when it came out in theaters nearly 30 years ago and went and saw this one today.

The original "The Thing" had excellent characters and by halfway in the movie, you knew all of them, and they each had their own personality. Windows, MacReady, Childs, Blair, Palmer, etc

This movie had none of that character interaction, the movie focused too many on computer animation, thus wasn't nearly as good as the original. It also didn't leave you in suspense during the movie of "who is who".

It only did 8.5 million at the box office over the weekend. But what people forget, is the 1982 The Thing was also a box office flop. But unlike the 1982 movie, this one won't have a cult following.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.07
    Originally posted by shawnpatrick
    I saw the original when it came out in theaters nearly 30 years ago and went and saw this one today.




Wouldn't that be "the original that came out 50 years ago?"





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lol, I meant the 1982 version... thanks for the correction though...I did forget about the 1950s version. i'm not quite that old...

I'll also agree with the OP, Mary Elizabeth Winstead did play a good role in this with a good conclusion on her part that left you a question.


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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
I saw this on Twitter and became engrossed. The Thing from the POV of the Thing.

http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/watts_01_10/
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.00
    Originally posted by odessasteps
      Originally posted by shawnpatrick
      I saw the original when it came out in theaters nearly 30 years ago and went and saw this one today.




    Wouldn't that be "the original that came out 50 years ago?"




Technically that was "The Thing From Another World" not just "The Thing" ;)
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