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The Thing

DVD - 1998
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Thing
Set in the winter of 1982 at a research station in Antarctica, a twelve man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Unfrozen and unleashed, the THING creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them.


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Feb 24, 2015
  • i_am rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A must-see film for every science fiction fan. Based on John W. Campbell's masterpiece science fiction novella "Who Goes There?"

Dec 27, 2014
  • hammer59 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Outstanding in every way.


Nov 28, 2014
  • LovelyMurrell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this movie. It is suspenseful and action packed. The special effects will seems a bit dated by todays standards, but I watched this with my teenager and she was scared so it still works on that level. I love John Carpenters The Thing, because its plausible. There could be an alien spaceship buried beneath a gazillion pounds of snow for a gazilion years and no one on earth would know. I especially love the ending, which I wont spoil for you, but its a cliff hanger.

May 16, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I rate this Sci-Fi/Alien Invasion movie 2.5 stars solely on the merits of its super-gooey, fantastically over-the-top monster-effects which were artfully created by that brilliant effects-wizard, Rob Bottin. ~~~ This movie only comes to life when Bottin's creative handiwork is the focus of the action. These moments are some of the most grotesquely imaginative alien assimilation sequences ever seen in a pre-CGI horror picture. ~~~ Without Bottin's creations The Thing, under John Carpenter's lame direction, just wimped along. There wasn't one likable character in the whole cast. Kurt Russell's MacReady was nothing but a suck, a drunk and a sore loser. ~~~ It would be an understatement to say that this picture has definitely lost a lot of its initial clout over the past 32 years. But, like I said at the start, Rob Bottin's monster-effects make this film worth your while to watch.

Jan 27, 2014

worst of the three different movies, origional with James Arness was better but the 2012 remake is best if you consider the special meffects.

Dec 09, 2013
  • aurora625 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I own this movie. It's freaky and will have you yelling & screaming with disgust and disbelief! Love it! However, if you plan on watching with young folks, make sure you get parents concent and that they don't already suffer from nightmares 'cause this could certainly start some.

Oct 08, 2012
  • lasertravis rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Flawless, although dated, sci-fi/horror movie. No real scares, per say, but decent tension/suspense and (for the time amazing) good creature effects (no CGI here). The concept and pacing are spot on. The setting adds to the tension. The performances are effective. I loved this movie when I saw it as a kid and I think it still holds up well even today. A classic.

May 22, 2012
  • Mocha6ft3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

John Carpenter's "The Thing" and HOMETHEATER work well together. Although this film won't blow you away with sound, the story and visual effects are quite good. One of my favorite parts of this horror movie is the very beginning. The sound of the alien ship flying by the camera is cool as you watch it fly towards and then enter the earth, as the words "The Thing" form on the screen. The music that follows sounds good as the movie begans. The story, the characters, the atmosphere, and the special effects are all horror fan worthy. I don't have this "Collector's Edition" but the version i do have is now a part of my collection. I'm giving this movie 4 stars. Good visual effects for the creature, decent sound, good story, and good characters that bring this story to life. Chocolate icecream, Entermann's chocolate crumb doughnuts, milk.

Jan 18, 2012
  • spindlewit rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Is this an effectively frightening film? Well, no. Is it incredible fun and an exhibition of what happens when you tell the creature designers to do whatever the heck they want? Yes.

Aug 16, 2011
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good movie. Ending could have been better. Video game is pretty good as well.

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May 15, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: The alien-thing in its transformations gets pretty violent.

May 15, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This film's dialogue is spiced with plenty of profanity.


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May 15, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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