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The Thing 2011 Movie Review
The Thing 2011
Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
Released in 2011
At a research site in Anatarctica a group of scientists discover an alien spaceship and what appears to be the inhabitant of the craft. A confrontation develops between the lead scientist and a graduate student who believes they could be in grave danger.
The original by John Carpenter held the audience tightly in it's grip with a fast moving story line and special effects that were so far ahead of their time, they still hold up when one watches the film now.
This incarnation holds true to a lot of the same values as the original, but lacks in its ability to make you bond with the characters. That said Mary Eizabeth Winstead who plays the lead in Kate Lloyd, does a great job in creating a strong female lead who you want to see make it to the end.
The special effects to create the creature and its many forms are brilliant and although they are a little more 2000's than 1980's they don't go overboad and still give you the feeling that Kurt Russell could have been in this flick!
The score also harks back to the 1982 film and if you close your eyes, that memorable heartbeat rhythm sounds out and tells you that you are in Antarctica in 1982.
Although the highlight for me was the end of the film, but I wont spoil that!!