Friday, April 6, 2012
Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Eric Christian Olsen, Ulrich Thomsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Trond Espen Seim, Jørgen Langhelle
I don't think anyone was asking a sequel of any kind to John Carpenter's horror classic of the same name from 1982. Nonetheless here we have a prequel and though it doesn't hold a candle to the original by any means, the film does have it's gruesome moments. Most important points are that The Thing prequel pretty much stands on it's own and has as fresh ideas as it can and doesn't ruin the original by giving away too much of Carpenter's masterpiece.
Also shame Dennis Storhøi pulled out of the project shortly before filming. He was the best thing in John McTiernan's The 13th Warrior (1999) and this would've been his first Hollywood film since then. I would've loved to have seen him in this.
The Thing (1982) at IMDb
The Thing (2011) at IMDb