The Thing

Genre:  Horror
Running Time:  103 min.
Release Date: October 14, 2011
DVD: January 31, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 3.03
based on 232 votes and 82 reviews
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Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton


Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region of Antarctica for the expedition of her 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. But it is about to wake up.

When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew's pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep 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 and flourish.

Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Marc Abraham, Eric Newman
Screenplay: Ronald D. Moore, Eric Heisserer
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  • 5 stars "good prequel to '82 carpenter's version. good digital vfx, definitely not "sub-par" as some people would believe."
  • 4 stars "i 'm a fan of john carpenter's remake, this was by far the best sci-fi i have seen in awhile. watch it, it's worth it."
  • 3 stars "Great CGI."