'The Thing' Synopsis

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.

Comments (29)

  1. Dark_888

    cool movie

    2 years agoby @dark-888Flag

  2. AvalleAJ

    Hated this movie. Terrible.

    2 years agoby @AvalleAJFlag

  3. coolnblue

    i just saw this one and i thought that the creepiness and scariness came from the viual effects and music score. The twisted creatures were great also you really didn't know exactly who might be the thing . at the end of the movie you relize if you were a fan of carpenters version that this one is a prequel. When i saw the 2 faces connected together on that thing and the dog being chased by the helicoper i knew for sure that carpenters version starts right there. i wonder if the 50s version could strangely play last or before these 2.
    Egerton kind of reminds me of k. russel in the eyes in some scenes.

    3 years agoby @coolnblueFlag

  4. Chad Kovach

    this wasnt a remake. and the 1950s version was great but the john carpenters version was the best one to exsiest it bets the new one and the old i have frineds that this movie still freaks them out.

    3 years agoby @Chad-KovachFlag

  5. CACTUS1944

    Corey.....did you see the 1951 version and what are your thoughts??? i'm a real lover of old school sci-fi like the original 1951"the day the earth stood still" and 1953's "war of the worlds"

    3 years agoby @cactus1944Flag

  6. Corey W.

    @cactus1944 Are you serious? The Carpenter version supplied more creeps than most horror-films from the 80's. This 2011 prequel was all special-effects.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  7. CACTUS1944

    sorry slysnide, don't agree. the Carpenter version was all special effects where the 1951 version was down right creepy!!!

    3 years agoby @cactus1944Flag

  8. slysnide

    @cactus1944: Actually the 1951 version was a severely butchered take on the original 1938 short story which Carpenter nailed on the head. The '51 version was terrible as it didn't even attempt to incorporate the imitation factor. It was just some person with contact lenses for the monster. :P

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  9. CACTUS1944

    there was only one "The Thing"....1951 version with James Arness from the original TV series "Gunsmoke" playing the alien monster.
    The Kurt Russell version sucked and I'm sure this new version will also.
    I am so done with remakes. how about some originality!!!

    3 years agoby @cactus1944Flag

  10. Itsnotbadbeingazombie

    hi, no body seems to remember the first *the thing from another planet* movie. it was released in 1951. i seem to remember that this film was based on the House Un-American Activities Committee. Scientist at an Arctic research station discover a spacecraft buried in the ice. Upon closer examination, they discover the frozen pilot. All hell breaks loose when they take him back to their station and he is accidentally thawed out!

    3 years agoby @itsnotbadbeingazombieFlag

  11. Lrsmith1980

    Ok...Well, for a "prelude", or whatever you want to call it, it looks like garbage. Let's just say I don't have high expectations for this one. I am sick of the lack of originality these days.

    3 years agoby @lrsmith1980Flag

  12. Jackhacket

    erm...can you not read?..its a prelude to the original, not a remake.

    3 years agoby @JackhacketFlag

  13. Lrsmith1980

    Why remake an already great movie?! And one that's not even that old. Judging by the trailers I have seen, they didn't change a thing. How lame!

    3 years agoby @lrsmith1980Flag

  14. Jakn

    Well...I've heard that this is actaully a prequel from some. Prequel, sequel, remake, whatever.

    3 years agoby @jaknFlag

  15. Jakn

    @kguy, speaking of...'that', let's hope that the screenwriters didn't make monster...'rape' anybody or any 'Thing'. For real.

    3 years agoby @jaknFlag

  16. Jakn

    This should be an intresting remake.

    3 years agoby @jaknFlag

  17. David

    This is going to be beast. More than beast, it's going to be the best dang film since the... well, The Thing.

    3 years agoby @davidmFlag

  18. K.Guy

    Guys, I just watched a man's stomach bust ope, ate another guys hands, exploding green slime and tentacles, stretching out as a a head with spider legs, the guy's head stretch out and rip with green slime *RAPING THE YOUTUBE PAUSE BUTTON*

    Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. is a fan of The Thing, I don't think I'll see it.

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  19. Man of Steel

    me too @aj Hale

    3 years agoby @Man-of-SteelFlag

  20. Aj Hale

    cant wait

    4 years agoby @aj-haleFlag

  21. Saints18

    I heard this is delayed....oh well. this had a chance of being decent but I dont think so anymore.

    4 years agoby @saints18Flag

  22. Emmytt

    i bet this will suck

    4 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  23. skullsplitter

    I saw the trailer at universal studios but cant find it online

    4 years agoby @skullsplitterFlag

  24. Saints18

    Trailer please?

    4 years agoby @saints18Flag

  25. DoubleR0522

    CAN'T WAIT 2 C IT !!!!

    4 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  26. Saints18

    When are we going to see anything from this movie?

    4 years agoby @saints18Flag

  27. Predators125

    something has found us...

    4 years agoby @predators125Flag

  28. lawrence mccullah

    is this a prequel or a sequel and i hope it is good

    4 years agoby @lawrence-mccullahFlag

  29. Shogun BlizZzard

    I don't know if they should do this, or even if they can, plus if they don't have Kurt Russell or John Carpenter, they'll fail, like the thing remake they tried to do Whiteout

    5 years agoby @omegablizzzardFlag