History Film / TheThing2011

5th Nov '16 3:32:25 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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]].

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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]].

to:

* 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]].


Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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

to:

* ContinuityNod \ CallForward: ContinuityNod[=/=]CallForward: Being a prequel, this is to be expected. Among them are:
15th Jul '16 1:50:32 AM Ciara25
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HopeSpot: The ending offers the slightest of slight ones - Kate [[spoiler: and Carter have stopped the Thing from escaping,]] head back to the snowmobile, and are going to head for a Russian research station about fifty miles away. [[spoiler: Then Kate notices his earring's missing... If Carter telling the truth about the Russian base, Kate might survive and, even if Mac and Childs die (or one of them is the Thing), then [[CantStoptheSignal word will get out]]. But if he was just taking her away in a random direction...]]

to:

* HopeSpot: The ending offers the slightest of slight ones - Kate [[spoiler: and Carter have stopped the Thing from escaping,]] head back to the snowmobile, and are going to head for a Russian research station about fifty miles away. [[spoiler: Then Kate notices his earring's missing... If Carter was telling the truth about the Russian base, Kate might survive and, even if Mac and Childs die (or one of them is the Thing), then [[CantStoptheSignal word will get out]]. But if he was just taking her away in a random direction... The script for the film implies that her situation is 'hopeless,' meaning she's doomed.]]
21st Apr '16 4:38:00 PM moloch
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** While a shape can be seen inside the block of ice, we never see exactly what the Thing looks like when it landed on Earth (questions of whether that's its "original" shape aside. What few glimpses we do get suggest that it looks like [[spoiler: a massive, tentacled, multi-limbed insect of some kind]].

to:

** While a shape can be seen inside the block of ice, we never see exactly what the Thing looks like when it landed on Earth (questions of whether that's its (or even hints as to it's "original" shape aside.shape. What few glimpses we do get suggest that it looks like [[spoiler: a massive, tentacled, multi-limbed insect of some kind]].
21st Apr '16 4:35:58 PM moloch
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HopeSpot: The ending offers the slightest of slight ones - Kate [[spoiler: and Carter have stopped the Thing from escaping,]] head back to the snowmobile, and are going to head for a Russian research station about fifty miles away. [[spoiler: Then Kate notices his earring's missing... If Carter was really heading in the direction of the Russian base, Kate might survive and, even if Mac and Childs die (or one of them is the Thing), then [[CantStoptheSignal word will get out]]. But if he was just taking her away in a random direction...]]

to:

* HopeSpot: The ending offers the slightest of slight ones - Kate [[spoiler: and Carter have stopped the Thing from escaping,]] head back to the snowmobile, and are going to head for a Russian research station about fifty miles away. [[spoiler: Then Kate notices his earring's missing... If Carter was really heading in telling the direction of truth about the Russian base, Kate might survive and, even if Mac and Childs die (or one of them is the Thing), then [[CantStoptheSignal word will get out]]. But if he was just taking her away in a random direction...]]



** While a shape can be seen inside the block of ice, we never see exactly what the thing looks like inside. What few glimpses we do get suggest that it looks like [[spoiler: a massive, tentacled, multi-limbed insect of some kind]].
*** ...assuming that's its original form.

to:

** While a shape can be seen inside the block of ice, we never see exactly what the thing Thing looks like inside. when it landed on Earth (questions of whether that's its "original" shape aside. What few glimpses we do get suggest that it looks like [[spoiler: a massive, tentacled, multi-limbed insect of some kind]].
*** ...assuming that's its original form.
kind]].
21st Apr '16 4:26:44 PM moloch
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HopeSpot:
** Kate [[spoiler: and Carter have stopped the Thing from escaping,]] head back to the snowmobile, and are going to head for a Russian research station about fifty miles away. [[spoiler: Then Kate notices that Sam is missing his earring...]]
** The ending offers the slightest of slight ones - [[spoiler: if Carter was really heading in the direction of the Russian base, Kate might survive and, even if Mac and Childs die (or one of them is the Thing), then [[CantStoptheSignal word will get out]]. But if he was just taking her away in a random direction...]]

to:

* HopeSpot:
**
HopeSpot: The ending offers the slightest of slight ones - Kate [[spoiler: and Carter have stopped the Thing from escaping,]] head back to the snowmobile, and are going to head for a Russian research station about fifty miles away. [[spoiler: Then Kate notices that Sam is missing his earring...]]
** The ending offers the slightest of slight ones - [[spoiler: if
earring's missing... If Carter was really heading in the direction of the Russian base, Kate might survive and, even if Mac and Childs die (or one of them is the Thing), then [[CantStoptheSignal word will get out]]. But if he was just taking her away in a random direction...]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 104. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.TheThing2011