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The Thing


Kurt Russell, Keith David, Wilford Brimley, Donald Moffat


John Carpenter (Director), Bill Lancaster (Screenplay), John W. Campbell Jr. (Story) View All

Released: June 25th, 1982
Runtime: 1 hour, 49 minutes
Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

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But being hundreds of miles away from any other base, they are taken by surprise when a Norwegian crew approach their base, viciously hunting a dog.
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Last night I revisited The Thing and I seen a different movie. Perhaps the 32 year old special horror effects just didn't stand up. Yes, I know it's not fair to judge an old movie by today's CG standards.
Though it does have some concession to narrative convenience by having a clearly defined protagonist in the form of rugged helicopter pilot R.J.
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