History Film / TheThing2011

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."
11th Oct '16 7:25:47 PM BeardedTroper
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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'.
5th Oct '16 8:56:09 AM RobL
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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: When Edvard is exposed as an imitation, Adam makes the mistake of making a break for the door in the rec-room to escape, only for him to trip and get wounded by the thing's tentacle, and then gets violently and helplessly assimilated and dragged away before Kate can torch it, which then becomes the split-faced thing seen in the original.

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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: When Edvard is exposed as an imitation, Adam makes the mistake of making a break for the door in the rec-room to escape, only for him to trip and get wounded by the thing's tentacle, and then gets violently and helplessly assimilated and dragged away before Kate can torch it, which then becomes the split-faced thing seen in the original.]]
5th Oct '16 8:55:27 AM RobL
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* FateWorseThanDeath: When the Thing assimilates some of its victims via direct contact, they're aware of what's happening, and are clearly in great pain during the process. [[spoiler: One of them, with a Thing lodged in his mouth, silently begs Kate to kill him]]. Another [[spoiler: Adam, gets his face fused with the Edvard Thing, then dragged off before we see the the thing finish assimilating him, leading it to become the split-faced Thing brought back from the Norwegian camp in the original]].

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* FateWorseThanDeath: When the Thing assimilates some of its victims via direct contact, they're aware of what's happening, and are clearly in great pain during the process. [[spoiler: One of them, with a Thing lodged in his mouth, silently begs Kate to kill him]]. Another Another, [[spoiler: Adam, gets his face fused with the Edvard Thing, then dragged off before we see the the thing finish assimilating him, leading it to become the split-faced Thing brought back from the Norwegian camp in the original]].
5th Oct '16 8:54:48 AM RobL
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* FateWorseThanDeath: When the Thing assimilates some of its victims via direct contact, they're aware of what's happening, and are clearly in great pain during the process. [[spoiler: One of them, with a Thing lodged in his mouth, silently begs Kate to kill him]]. Another [[spoiler: is practically melted into one of the things, then dragged off before we see the process completed, leading it to become the Two-Body Thing brought back from the Norwegian camp in the original]].

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* FateWorseThanDeath: When the Thing assimilates some of its victims via direct contact, they're aware of what's happening, and are clearly in great pain during the process. [[spoiler: One of them, with a Thing lodged in his mouth, silently begs Kate to kill him]]. Another [[spoiler: is practically melted into one of Adam, gets his face fused with the things, Edvard Thing, then dragged off before we see the process completed, the thing finish assimilating him, leading it to become the Two-Body split-faced Thing brought back from the Norwegian camp in the original]].


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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: When Edvard is exposed as an imitation, Adam makes the mistake of making a break for the door in the rec-room to escape, only for him to trip and get wounded by the thing's tentacle, and then gets violently and helplessly assimilated and dragged away before Kate can torch it, which then becomes the split-faced thing seen in the original.
2nd Oct '16 1:18:12 AM tropeminer
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* ContinuityNod \ CallForward: Being a prequel, this is to be expected. Among them are:

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* ContinuityNod \ CallForward: ContinuityNod[=/=]CallForward: Being a prequel, this is to be expected. Among them are:
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