The Thing - Review

PLAYING WITH FIRE Mary Elizabeth Winstead in The Thing

For those who have been patiently waiting forThe Thing — and also for those who didn't realize a prequel was necessary — the new film solves the mystery of what happened to the Norwegian research team that was all but wiped out at the beginning of The Thing (1982). Back then, when horrormeister John Carpenter was in charge, an American research team led by Kurt Russell battled an insidious alien life form that could replicate the appearance of the humans it kills before bursting forth in all its hideously extravagant, fanged, tentacled, gory glory. Back then, of course, things bursting from other things and otherworldly creatures were a huge novelty:Alien opened in 1980 and E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial also opened in 1982. Read More....,,20536574,00.html


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