The Thing

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"It's not human. Yet."
  • R
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 6.2  (145,428)
  • 49

The 2011 movie The Thing is a science fiction horror film about a group of researchers in Antarctica who discover an alien spacecraft and its inhabitant buried deep in the ice. When they attempt to take a tissue sample of the creature, it awakens and begins to attack the researchers, spreading an unknown infection that turns humans into monstrous, shape-shifting creatures.

The movie stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Dr. Kate Lloyd, a paleontologist who is recruited by the Norwegian research team to analyze the organism. Joel Edgerton plays Braxton Carter, a helicopter pilot who assists the team in transporting the tissue sample to their research facility. Ulrich Thomsen portrays Dr. Sander Halvorson, the head of the research team who is determined to unlock the secrets of the alien life form.

As the team tries to contain the spread of the infection, they begin to suspect that one of their own may have already been infected and transformed into the Thing. Paranoia and mistrust begin to set in as they struggle to determine who among them is human and who is not.

The movie is a prequel to the 1982 film of the same name, which was directed by John Carpenter. While the 2011 version follows a similar plot, it also incorporates updated special effects and a different perspective on the events leading up to the original film.

The Thing received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the movie's tense atmosphere and practical effects, while others criticized its lack of originality and reliance on jump scares. Despite its mixed reception, the movie has developed a cult following among horror fans and is often cited as a worthy addition to the Thing franchise.

The Thing is a 2011 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 49.

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    1 hr 43 min
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    6.2  (145,428)
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