History Film / TheThing2011

29th May '18 3:02:21 PM ButterTub
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* ShownTheirWork: The production team went through ''Film/TheThing1982'' nearly frame-by-frame to piece together both an accurate recreation of the Norwegian base, and a story that incorporated every bit of damage shown onscreen.
1st May '18 5:39:14 PM arrgh
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* AirVentEscape: Kate temporarily escapes the alien on the spaceship by fleeing down a vent it's too big to follow. Instead of [[SciFiWritersHave/NoSenseOfMass morphing back to human size]], the alien gropes for her with its tentacles, [[spoiler:eventually {{Ankle Drag}}ging Kate into the open. Unfortunately she's managed to get her hands on a grenade.]]

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* AirVentEscape: Kate temporarily escapes the alien on the spaceship by fleeing down a vent it's too big to follow. Instead of [[SciFiWritersHave/NoSenseOfMass morphing back to human size]], the The alien gropes for her with its tentacles, [[spoiler:eventually {{Ankle Drag}}ging Kate into the open. Unfortunately she's managed to get her hands on a grenade.]]
18th Mar '18 5:17:56 PM randomguy399
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* BadassAdorable: Kate, intelligence and bravery aside, has been described by a review as "looking like a cute teenager trying to buy booze with a fake ID rather than an actual adult."

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* BadassAdorable: Kate, intelligence who is intelligent, brave, level-headed, and bravery aside, has been described played by a review as "looking like a cute teenager trying to buy booze with a fake ID rather than an actual adult."the attractive Creator/MaryElizabethWinstead.
4th Nov '17 3:24:38 AM moloch
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* AuthorAppeal: The producers and sfx crew were huge fans of the original. The producers reportedly stated that doing a remake would be "like painting a moustache on the Mona Lisa." While the sfx were extremely enthusiastic to create animatronics akin to Bottins'.

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* AuthorAppeal: The producers and sfx crew Studio ADI were huge fans of the original. The producers reportedly stated that doing a remake would be "like painting a moustache on the Mona Lisa." While the sfx And Studio ADI were extremely enthusiastic to create about creating animatronics akin to Bottins'. Rob Bottin's, though unfortunately [[ExecutiveMeddling that didn't quite work out.]]
30th Aug '17 7:48:09 PM WaterBlap
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** AnachronismStew: A few times non-80s stuff appear.
4th Jan '17 11:49:15 AM RobL
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* ImpostorExposingTest: It's theorized that Thing blood will react when exposed to human blood, so a test is quickly created in order to see who's human or not. [[spoiler: The Thing then sets fire to the lab, destroying the test, and forcing the humans to use a more primitive method of seeing who has dental implants or not]].

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* ImpostorExposingTest: It's theorized that Thing blood will react when exposed to human blood, so a test is quickly created in order to see who's human or not. [[spoiler: The Thing then sets fire to the lab, destroying the test, and forcing the humans to use a more primitive method of seeing who has dental implants or not]].not, since Kate found out the Thing is unable to imitate inorganic material]].
22nd Dec '16 2:09:24 AM tropeminer
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* TheEighties: Downplayed. Of course being a prequel set ''days'' before the original film, the year is 1982, but you honestly wouldn't be able to tell aside from maybe the hairstyles and vague pop culture nod here and there. The film throws in Kate listening to [[Music/MenAtWork Men At Work's]] hit single of that year, "Who Can It Be Now" on a cassette player for good measure.

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* TheEighties: Downplayed. Of course being a prequel set ''days'' before the original film, the The year is 1982, but you honestly wouldn't be able to tell aside from maybe the hairstyles and vague pop culture nod here and there. The film throws also attempts to throw in Kate listening to [[Music/MenAtWork Men At Work's]] hit single of that year, "Who Can It Be Now" on a cassette player for good measure.
19th Dec '16 3:51:28 AM tropeminer
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* ForegoneConclusion: Being a prequel, the ending leads to the first scene of the 1982 film.

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* ForegoneConclusion: Being [[spoiler:Being a prequel, the ending leads you know it's not going to the first scene of the 1982 film.go well for most if not everyone involved. Especially for Lars, see Downer Ending above]].



* StealthSequel: The film is both a prequel and a ''veeeeeerrrrrrry'' subtle remake of the original.
* StockSoundEffects: That otherworldly distress signal is the same one sent by the Icarus I in ''Film/{{Sunshine}}''.

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* StealthSequel: [[StealthSequel Stealth Prequel]]: The film is both a prequel and a ''veeeeeerrrrrrry'' ''veeerrry'' subtle remake of the original.
original. It was initially advertised as a remake until viewers saw that the plot points indicated that this took place prior to the events of the 1982 film and it's mostly confirmed by the ending.
* StockSoundEffects: That otherworldly distress signal is the same one sent by the Icarus I ''Icarus I'' in ''Film/{{Sunshine}}''.
17th Dec '16 1:10:11 AM tropeminer
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* ImpostorExposingTest: It's theorized that Thing blood will react when exposed to human blood, so a test is quickly created in order to see who's human or not. [[spoiler: The Thing then sets fire to the lab, destroying the test, and forcing the humans to use a more primitive method of seeing who has dental implants or not]].
-->"So I'm gonna die because I floss?"


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* [[ImmediateSequel Immediate Prequel]]: [[spoiler:The ending to this movie is roughly ''minutes'' before the beginning of the 1982 movie]].
* ImpostorExposingTest: It's theorized that Thing blood will react when exposed to human blood, so a test is quickly created in order to see who's human or not. [[spoiler: The Thing then sets fire to the lab, destroying the test, and forcing the humans to use a more primitive method of seeing who has dental implants or not]].
-->"So I'm gonna die because I floss?"
5th Nov '16 3:32:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Lars, who seemingly out of nowhere appears with a flamethrower when a Thing attack occurs. Kate also applies, who by the third act is even referred to as "The Boss."
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