THE THING 2011
Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
If I can say one thing about this…it is not necessary.
It is a movie, I could easily do without. There wasn`t a a remake or prequel or sequel for all these years, so why now?
By the way, i`m writing this on my old pc, which just a day ago would freeze just about instantly after reboot, so I dunno what I did that it`s working now…lets hope it remains this way. The netbook, my brother gave me for not losing the internet contact I find hard to write on…i`m just used to my old Logitech keyboard. Can`t write on anything else.
So, THE THING prequel…ist not bad, it`s ok. The effects are well done, overall a good movie. But I found the main female character to be totally out of place. That main actress ain`t no Ripley…Overall, it doesn`t differ from Carpenters movie much, same old, same old…and that`s the main problem..I feel like I have seen this already, and done so well, it really needs no rehash…The only good thing about this I noticed, was the attention to detail. If you watch Carpenter`s THE THING right after this, you will notice , that they actually did the best they could to make this fit together well with Carpenter`s movie.
Except maybe for the spaceship, that here was hidden deep in the ice, and if I remember correctly, the ship was visible from the surface in the Carpenter one.
Correct me, if I`m wrong. And the whole ship discovery itself wasn`t shown, maybe they keep that for deleted scenes or extended editions, who knows?
All in all, a movie that doesn`t need to exist.