Synopsis: Kate Lloyd, a paleontologist, has journeyed to the abandoned area for the greatest expedition of her life. Linking up with a Norwegian scientific squad that has come across an alien ship sunk in ice, she picks up an organism that appears to have perished in the crash ages ago. Now it is more or less to wake up. As a mere experiment liberates the extraterrestrial from its immobilized prison, Kate must connect to the work party’s captain, Carter, to restrain it from wiping each one of them. And in this huge, wild land, a leech that can mimic almost anything it contacts with will mark every human as it struggles to survive.
Genre: Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
Running Time: 103 minutes
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Directed By: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
Written By: John W. Campbell Jr. (short story), Ronald D. Moore (screenplay)
Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton and Ulrich Thomsen
Movie Release Date: October 14, 2011
This is a prequel to the original movie of the same title. The Thing is about a group who reveals an extraterrestrial monster. The principal character of the movie seems to be an American lady who makes it at the research center to assist the discovery of all the Norwegians. Since this is a prequel, we know then that they would not be able to kill the monster, so the filmmakers may have something else in store for us in terms of victory by the protagonist.
The 1982 original did not have the chance to have a remake after that, and it is a wonder why the creators of this movie decided to provide the audiences with a prequel and not a sequel– or even a remake at least. The new movie revolves around the discovery of extraterrestrials through an alien ship, and then after that, there is the destruction that befalls on everybody just right before R.J MacReady was able to get there.
The research site is located at Antarctica, and the discovery of the alien spacecraft then leads to a steamy confrontation between two important individuals: Dr. Sander Halvorson, a scientist and Kate Lloyd, a graduate student. When the scientist decides to keep to his research, the student Kate teams up with a helicopter pilot– Sam Carter. Together, they pursue the sought after alien life form.
The film may be pretty good in the judgment of the audience. Since the movie has horror and action in it and a technology that can support the story, it is a sure fire success.