The Thing

2012-01-06 11:57
What it's about:

Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty, and home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility. When an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists, the shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being.

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 has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of a 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. When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew's pilot, Carter, in keeping 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.

What the critics thought:

"It's the horror equivalent of one of those cheap, straight-to-video animated sequels that Disney's always putting out: same title, same story, none of the inspiration."
- Eric D. Snider,

"The themes of paranoia and isolation are the same as Carpenter's film, but the effects aren't a patch on the original."
David Edwards, The Daily Mirror

"This movie is basically a sno-cone Alien or Predator and we've seen nearly a dozen of those."
- Kyle Smith, New York Post

It's not human. Yet.
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