It's not human. Yet.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Paul Braunstein
Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
|Screenplay||Eric Heisserer, from a story by John W. Campbell Jr|
|Editing||Peter Boyle, Julian Clarke, Jono Griffith|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Morgan Creek Productions, Strike Entertainment|
|Language||Moderate to strong, infrequent|
|Violence||Strong to very strong, bloody, nightmarish, lengthy on occasions|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Todd McCarthy More diversity among the cast would have given the film more flavour and linguistic nuance. But it is technically solid with good effects.
Paul Boekkooi Boeglam skrik hier jou voorland.
James Rocchi This film's just a wet and sickly imitation of a fully-formed and deservedly much-loved classic.
C. Fuchs Fans of the original will be relieved that this is a prequel and thus not an actual remake of the '82 film, and they'll certainly enjoy how it ties in to that flick (especially its ending to the earlier film's beginning). For everyone else, however, and once one has gotten over the shock value of the gory visuals, the result is a fairly humdrum and less than engaging experience.
Tomatometer It serves the bare serviceable minimum for a horror flick, but The Thing is all boo-scares and a slave to the far superior John Carpenter version.
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What the People say
21618 Netizens A pale imitation of Carpenter's masterpiece
Average .. 47%