History Film / TheThing1982

17th Apr '16 6:49:36 AM demonfiren
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* MusicalEpisode: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8faq5amdK30&feature=player_embedded John Carpenter's THE THING: THE MUSICAL]] is [[LighterAndSofter a very cheerful and upbeat]] nutshelling in spite of the movie's gratuitous {{Gorn}} and {{Squick}}—all in the musical style of Frank Sinatra.

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* MusicalEpisode: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8faq5amdK30&feature=player_embedded com/watch?v=8faq5amdK30 John Carpenter's THE THING: THE MUSICAL]] is [[LighterAndSofter a very cheerful and upbeat]] nutshelling in spite of the movie's gratuitous {{Gorn}} and {{Squick}}—all in the musical style of Frank Sinatra.
17th Apr '16 6:39:08 AM demonfiren
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* CreepyLongFingers: The [[spoiler:Bennnings]]-Thing is also "creepy misformed fingers", but they're clearly playing off the horror this trope provides when his hands are revealed. The poster of the [[Film/TheThing2011 2011 prequel]] also utilizes it.

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* CreepyLongFingers: The [[spoiler:Bennnings]]-Thing [[spoiler:Bennings]]-Thing is also "creepy misformed fingers", but they're clearly playing off the horror this trope provides when his hands are revealed. The poster of the [[Film/TheThing2011 2011 prequel]] also utilizes it.
11th Mar '16 10:48:54 AM xkcd_386
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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctic_Treaty_System Antarctic Treaty prohibits]] weapons of any kind from being brought into Antarctica. Of course, if the movie obeyed that rule, then the scientists wouldn't have been able to fight back against the Thing.
11th Feb '16 2:58:19 PM Demetrios
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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctic_Treaty_System Antarctic Treaty prohibits]] weapons of any kind from being brought into Antarctica. Of course, if the movie obeyed that rule, then the scientists wouldn't have been able to fight back against the Thing.
9th Feb '16 4:09:40 PM TheJayman49
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* BilingualBonus: The Norwegian pilot explains that the dog is a shapeshifting Thing right in the opening scene.

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* BilingualBonus: The More like "Bilingual Spoiler", as anybody who speaks (or at least can understand) Norwegian would have much of the movie's plot ruined since the Norwegian pilot explains in the beginning of the movie tries to explain that the dog he was shooting at is a shapeshifting Thing right in the opening scene.no dog at all.
3rd Feb '16 5:27:18 PM Avani
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* IdiotBall: People make a lot of mistakes throughout the movie, [[TropesAreTools which is really what drives a good part of the horror - people are fallible, and, under this kind of pressure, will inevitably screw up a lot]]. Special notice should go to Nauls at the end of the film, who walks towards a moving form ([[spoiler: The Blair-Thing pulling Garry's body]]) without telling [=MacReady=], who's literally 3 or so feet away from him at the time. [[spoiler: We never see Nauls again]]

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* IdiotBall: People make a lot of mistakes throughout the movie, [[TropesAreTools which is really what drives a good part of the horror - people are fallible, and, under this kind of pressure, will almost inevitably screw up a lot]]. Special notice should go to Nauls at the end of the film, who walks towards a moving form ([[spoiler: The Blair-Thing pulling Garry's body]]) without telling [=MacReady=], who's literally 3 or so feet away from him at the time. [[spoiler: We never see Nauls again]]
17th Jan '16 7:16:17 AM Nithael
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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]: You gotta be fucking kidding me.
17th Jan '16 3:37:53 AM gsv
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* LosingYourHead: Decapitating the monster doesn't work; in one instance, the head grows legs and walks away.

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* LosingYourHead: Decapitating the monster doesn't work; in [[spoiler:in one instance, the head grows legs and walks away. away.]]
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]: You gotta be fucking kidding me.
19th Dec '15 9:55:12 PM TheRoguePenguin
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-->'''Childs:''' I just cannot believe any of this voodoo bullshit.
-->'''Palmer:''' Childs, happens all the time, man. They're falling out of the skies like flies. Government knows all about it, right, Mac? Chariots of the Gods, man. They practically own South America. I mean, they taught the Incas everything they know.

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-->'''Childs:''' I just cannot believe any of this voodoo bullshit.
-->'''Palmer:'''
bullshit.\\
'''Palmer:'''
Childs, happens all the time, man. They're falling out of the skies like flies. Government knows all about it, right, Mac? Chariots of the Gods, man. They practically own South America. I mean, they taught the Incas everything they know.



* TakingYouWithMe: [=MacReady=] grabs a bundle of dynamite and threatens to light if the others try to rush him. It also keeps them from burning him.



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: After flaming [[spoiler:Palmer]]-Thing, [=MacReady=] chucks his dynamite bundle at it for good measure.



-->'''Garry''': "The generator's...gone."
-->'''[=MacReady=]''': "Any way we can fix it?"
-->'''Garry''': "It's ''gone'' [=MacReady=]'''

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** When dealing with the power issue.
-->'''Garry''': "The The generator's...gone."
-->'''[=MacReady=]''': "Any
\\
'''[=MacReady=]''': Any
way we can fix it?"
-->'''Garry''': "It's ''gone'' [=MacReady=]'''
it?\\
'''Garry''': It's ''gone'', [=MacReady=].
13th Dec '15 4:27:19 AM Morgenthaler
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