Saturday, May 5, 2012
The Thing (2011)
Of course, if there was every a film that didn't need to be made, it was this one, since even though the 1982 film stared in media res, the back story was all filled in and needed no real elaboration. But somebody decided to elaborate, and at least we got a film that was well done, with a nice script, good acting, deft direction, and some awesome special effects that were updated from the previous film, but so well done that they actually looked like they matched that film's practical effects.
So... check it out. I don't have much to say about this film, since there really isn't much to say about it. It's a prequel to the 1982 classic that pretty much tells the same story, follows the same story beats, and while it isn't nearly as good, it's still good enough. It's worth seeing if you're a fan of the originals or just like stories with big scares and awesome monsters.