Thursday, August 18

The Thing Trailer Impressions: It's The Thing All Over Again

If there is one thing that we could either be thankful or hateful towards Hollywood, it is for doing remakes or reboots of classic films. This time Universal Pictures makes a prequel to the popular 1982 sci-fi horror classic "The Thing", with "The Thing".

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The Thing

Taking place three days before the events of the John Carpenter 1982 film. Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) joins a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across a crashed extraterrestrial spaceship buried in the ice of Antarctica. They discover a creature that seems to have died in the crash eons ago.

When an experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate joins the crew's pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing and imitating them one at a time, using its uncanny ability to mimic any life form it absorbs through digestion, and potentially reaching civilization.

Watch The Thing Trailer here:

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Although people who have seen the 1982 classic "The Thing" knows what the creature (antagonist) look like, the teaser doesn't show it in action and that is a good thing. We personally think that trailers must not give everything away but piques movie goers interest to go see it. Hollywood has been guilty of showing too much on their trailers and luckily "The Thing" doesn't fall under such terrible marketing campaign. Well let's keep our fingers crossed that it would still do on future teaser releases.

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Being a prequel and all, it is nice to see what is the origin story of another horror classic. Also as being a prequel, you might already have an idea on the outcome of the film, but it would still be interesting to watch The Thing all over again.

What are your expectations on this upcoming prequel to The Thing? How about this first official trailer? Share your thoughts on the comments section below.