• The Thing (2011)

The Thing

Release Date: October 14th, 2011

DVD Release Date: January 31st, 2012

R |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

After Norwegian researchers discover an alien ship buried in the ice, paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) joins the team at the isolated Arctic outpost to investigate. She finds an organism that appears to have perished in the crash eons ago but, in fact, is about to awake. Freed from its icy prison, the insidious life-form goes on the attack. Paranoia spreads like wildfire among the crew as they fight to survive against a creature that assumes the shapes of its victims.

Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Trond Espen Seim, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen, Jørgen Langhelle, Jan Gunnar Røise

Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.

Genres: Science fiction , Horror , Thriller

Production Co: Strike Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Underdog , Suspenseful , 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 45
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    There are some body-horror gross-outs if you're into that sort of thing, but mostly what you get are a bunch of too-obvious leftovers from the "Alien" stockroom, including a selection of moist innards, slimy tendons, dripping fangs and the like. show more

  • 50
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    The best thing about The Thing, the third - and the least interesting - big-screen adaptation of the John W. Campbell Jr. short story "Who Goes There?", is its closing credits. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Heijningen doesn't display the instinct of the best Hollywood action directors to give the audience what it craves at the big moments, except for a few gory in-your-face shots. show more

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