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- In Theaters: Oct 14, 2011
- DVD: Jan 31, 2012
- The Thing Rating Scores
- Our Score: 4
- Overall Score: 4.56
- IMDB: 6.2
- MetaCritic: 4.9
- Rotten Tomatoes: 3.5
The Thing Cast Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jonathan Walker, Michael Brown
The Thing Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller "The Thing," 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 (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region 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."The Thing" serves as a prelude to John Carpenter"s classic 1982 film of the same name. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, the thriller is produced by Strike Entertainment"s Marc Abraham and [$Eric Newman ("Dawn of the Dead").
The Thing Plot Synopsis:Paleontologist Kate Lloyd is invited by Dr. Sandor Halvorson to join his team who have found something extraordinary. Deep below the Arctic ice, they have found an alien spacecraft that has been there for perhaps 100,000 years. Not far from where the craft landed, they find the remains of the occupant. It's cut out of the ice and taken back to their camp but as the ice melts, the creature reanimates and not only begins to attack them but manages to infect them, with team members devolving into the alien creature.
The Thing Directors: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
The Thing Genres: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Runtime: 103 / 1h 43min
MPAA Rating: R
Writers: Eric Heisserer, John W. Campbell Jr.
Producers: Marc Abraham, J. Miles Dale, David Foster, Gabrielle Neimand, Eric Newman, Lawrence Turman
Musicians: Marco Beltrami
Cinematographers: Michel Abramowicz
Editors: Peter Boyle, Julian Clarke
Box Office: $16,907,450
Production: Universal Pictures
Language: English, Norwegian, Danish
Country: USA, Canada
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