Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Thing (1982)

Personal Rating- 7.5 out of 10                                            IMDB Rating- 8.2 out of 10

Genre- Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Plot summary- A group of scientists in Norway, separated from the civilized world, encounter an alien being that can invade anything living and take the shape of it. The scientists are turned against each other as they begin to question who is real and who is infected.

Personal Thought- I think the storyline of this movie was perfect for the decade in which it was made. In the arctic you don't need to have much in terms of setting when you're making a movie, but the camp itself that the scientists stayed in was pretty intricate. The special effects in this movie were the best out there before the age of CGI, the gore and transformations looked mostly real even without the help of computer animation. I'd have to say that the effects is one of the biggest reasons why I enjoyed this movie. If you love Sci-Fi, you're going to love the transformations in this film

       Second of all the storyline was great, it was just that sometimes you'd question why a certain character said something or it just didn't seem believable that they'd say something that they had, given the situation that they were in. Who knows, it could have just been the aliens talking though. I definitely would have given this movie a higher rating if I had more appreciation to old movies, but its just that the new century has corrupted me with the addiction to perfectly tailored films and high quality cameras.

Memorable Quotes-

MacReady: Somebody in this camp ain't what he appears to be. Right now that may be one or two of us. By spring, it could be all of us.
Childs: So, how do we know who's human? If I was an imitation, a perfect imitation, how would you know it was really me?

Windows: You guys gonna listen to Garry? You gonna let him give the orders? I mean, he could BE one of those things!