Sunday, March 4, 2012

Micro Review: The Thing (2011)

Third film adaption of John Campbell Jr.'s classic story Who Goes There tries to pass itself off a prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 take, but is really just a shallow, lifeless retread. In fact, it's the prequel elements during the opening act and closing credits that work the best. Everything else is weak, from the CGI creature exploding out of the ice to the final showdown inside the alien spacecraft. The biggest crime? Creepily awesome practical effects buried under a digital shine. Fuck you, Hollywood! Leave the freaky monster stuff to the other guys. Bad.

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