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It’s not human. Yet. From the producers of Dawn of the Dead comes the chilling prelude to John Carpenter’s cult classic film. When paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their experiment has freed a mysterious being from its frozen prison. Paranoia spreads like an epidemic as a creature that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish in this spine-tingling thriller.
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SPOILER ALERT*** I wish they had explained more about when the three men in the snow trak fell into the crevasse. There was no real explanation as to what happened to those guys other than discovering a alien ship in the ice. I really enjoyed the idea from this movie unlike the original that no one was exempt from being potentially exposed to the "thing" at any one time alone and that could have been mutated. The good and knowledgeable scientist Kate did one good one way of finding out who was real and who was not by discovering that non-organic material could not be mutated and used by the "thing".
Overall, great movie! It actually almost leaves open a Segway to an actual sequel with a supposed surviving dog and Kate. Who shall we see a sequel?
Although this film from director Matthijs Van Heijningen is fairly impressive visually there are some things about it that really bug me like...
- Why are there Americans at the Norwegian research facility?
- Can anyone actually picture the "thing" walking around a spaceship monitoring systems, conducting maintenance or
piloting the darn thing?
- Why does a team with a decidedly more intellectual bent than their Kurt Russell-fronted counterparts
never consider the possibility of attempting to communicate with a creature that can assimilate their form,
language AND culture?
Petty grievances aside, this movie is just not very successful at evoking stuff like: suspense, terror or even maintaining continuity with the sequel, while the unsympathetic/uninteresting characters might as well be named "victim 1", "2", etc., and is it just me or were defenders against alien invasions in 1951 a whole lot better at teamwork than their modern counterparts?
Definitely not a bad horror movie... just not a good one (John Carpenter FTW) :o)