History Film / TheThing1982

21st Apr '18 4:36:46 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* DissonantSerenity: [[spoiler: Palmer]] during the blood test, an early giveaway for attentive viewers that he's infected.


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* FiveSecondForeshadowing: During the blood test, the only one who's not looking at [=MacReady=] is [[spoiler: Palmer.]] Instead, he's looking down with a resigned, almost rueful expression on his face, like "Damn, I guess the game is up."


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** During the blood test, [[spoiler: Palmer]] is the only one who doesn't visibly seem upset or agitated. More significantly, while Mac is potentially getting ready to set any of them on fire, ''he's not even looking at [=MacReady=].''


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* RewatchBonus: Many. A good one is during the blood test, where [[spoiler: Palmer]] has a curiously calm, almost ''resigned'' expression on his face like "Well, shit. Here goes."
8th Apr '18 9:50:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When [[spoiler: Windows]] freaks out and runs for a firearm and the others chase after him, pay close attention to who is positioned where during the confrontation. [[spoiler: Norris and Palmer - the only two present who are infected - are standing off to the side with Fuchs. ''They were subtly trying to isolate Fuchs while the rest of the group was distracted''.]] And though he's out of focus in the background, look at where [[spoiler: Palmer is staring: ''directly at Fuchs''.]]

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When [[spoiler: Windows]] freaks out and runs for a firearm and the others chase after him, pay close attention to who is positioned where during the confrontation. [[spoiler: Norris and Palmer - the only two present who are infected - are standing off to the side with Fuchs. ''They were subtly trying to isolate Fuchs while the rest of the group was distracted''.]] And though he's out of focus in the background, look at where [[spoiler: Palmer is staring: ''directly at Fuchs''.]]
8th Apr '18 9:50:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* FlowerMouth: The Dog-Thing first reveals itself as an alien beast in the kennel with the other dogs by opening its head like a flower before attacking them.
5th Apr '18 3:51:00 AM urbancannibal
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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: When [=MacReady=] is cut loose from his cable in the storm, his survival is regarded as proof that they must no longer be human.

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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: When [=MacReady=] is cut loose from his cable in the storm, his survival is regarded as proof that they he must no longer be human.
5th Apr '18 3:32:12 AM urbancannibal
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* HealItWithBooze: In the beginning, the Norwegian shoots Bennings in the leg and they're given a flask of booze that they take a swig from before pouring it over the wound.

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* HealItWithBooze: In the beginning, the Norwegian shoots Bennings in the leg leg, and they're given he's handed a flask bottle of booze that they take he takes a swig from before pouring it over the wound.
5th Apr '18 3:14:33 AM urbancannibal
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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Dr. Copper and Norris survive the events of ''Who Goes There?''. In the film, Norris is replaced by the titular monster and Cooper is killed by said duplicate]].

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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Dr. Copper and Norris survive the events of ''Who Goes There?''. In the film, Norris is replaced by the titular monster and Cooper Copper is killed by said duplicate]].
17th Mar '18 8:14:31 PM Hourman
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A board game by USAopoly called "The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31" was released in late 2017. The tabletop game follows the exact plot of the movie and follows the [[ParanoiaFuel spirit of the film]] that it's based off of.
20th Feb '18 8:43:34 PM KingClark
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* [[AmbiguousEnding Ambiguous,]] BittersweetEnding: By the end of the film the characters have lost so much it isn't worth it to be paranoid anymore. [[spoiler: On the plus side, the Thing is dead. Probably. Maybe. On the downside, [[KillEmAll Mac and Childs definitely soon will be, too.]] Both men decide that it's worth it if they both die, just so the Thing can have no hosts to mimic, and to ensure the other that they're not the Thing (for which there is potential evidence to support every theory about which, if either, is infected.) This is the ''good'' ending. Creator/JohnCarpenter felt it was inspiring that each of the survivors were willing to give their lives to save the rest of the world.]]

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* [[AmbiguousEnding Ambiguous,]] BittersweetEnding: AmbiguousEnding: By the end of the film the characters have lost so much it isn't worth it to be paranoid anymore. [[spoiler: On the plus side, the Thing is dead. Probably. Maybe. On the downside, [[KillEmAll Mac and Childs definitely soon will be, too.]] Both men decide that it's worth it if they both die, just so the Thing can have no hosts to mimic, and to ensure the other that they're not the Thing (for which there is potential evidence to support every theory about which, if either, is infected.) This is the ''good'' ending. Creator/JohnCarpenter felt it was inspiring that each of the survivors were willing to give their lives to save the rest of the world.]]
4th Feb '18 3:35:51 AM TheTropingGopher
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*ScrewThisImOuttaHere: As mentioned above, when The Thing first reveals itself in the Kennels, the Dogs become utterly terrified, so much so that one tries to escape by biting through the fence. You can even see it glance at the fence and back again, as if realising the futility of the situation.
**Two of the Dogs do indeed get away, and they don’t stop when they’re out of the kennels.
9th Jan '18 9:44:03 PM pinkyfloyd417
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