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The Thing (2011)

The Thing (2011)
This list was started on 27th November 2011 by agentdc7
There are 30 learnings for this movie
This list was last updated on 29th June 2016

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1982 animatronics and stop animation monsters still look better and more terrifying than 2011 computer generated imagery.
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    Posted, 27th November 2011
    by agentdc7
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    Puppets rule, CGI drools.
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    • 26th September 2013 by agentdc7
      It really is sad. I just recently found out that they did build and film a lot of animatronics and puppets but it was all replaced with CGI in the end because the executives thought it looked too 80's. What a waste...
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    Posted, 19th March 2012
    by Max
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    If someone runs past you saying "RUN!!!!!" just stand there and wonder why.
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      Posted, 28th November 2011
      by agentdc7
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      Alien space crafts are powered by a giant Tetris engine.
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      • 30th September 2013 by hustyx
        No, giant 3-D Tetris engine.
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      Posted, 27th November 2011
      by agentdc7
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      Flamethrowers are still awesome.
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      • 30th September 2013 by hustyx
        Even in prequel.
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      Posted, 1st December 2011
      by agentdc7
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      Hollywood should just re-release movies instead of remaking every single one of them. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
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        Posted, 19th March 2012
        by Max
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        A prequel and the 1982 movie can have the same exact title. Prequels can also have similar characters, scenes, and plot points. Is this a prequel and reboot? I'm confused.
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          Posted, 27th November 2011
          by agentdc7
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          Since Hollywood doesn't want to make a movie full of people speaking Norwegian, they will add in some Americans visiting the camp. After all, an American has to be the hero in the end because.
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            Posted, 27th November 2011
            by agentdc7
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            Using "The Thing's" logic; If I was stuck in a ditch in the middle of a blizzard with a functioning vehicle, I would wander outside and get frozen for 100,000 years.
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              Posted, 1st February 2013
              by RipvanX
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              The thing isn't smart enough to hold metal fillings in place, but it is smart enough to remember how to put human clothes back on and clean up a bloody mess.
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                Posted, 27th November 2011
                by agentdc7
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                If the thing can't reach you, it won't bother to detach a part of itself to get you.
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                  Posted, 27th November 2011
                  by agentdc7
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                  The thing can't remember which side an ear piercing should go on.
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                    Posted, 27th November 2011
                    by agentdc7
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                    If a member of your team is attacked by the thing, just put him out of his misery nice and quick... by burning him alive.
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                      Posted, 27th November 2011
                      by AshBlaze
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                      While working in the arctic, vehicles get stuck hundreds of feet, on their side, in crevices all the time. That's why no one really talks about it.
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                        Posted, 27th November 2011
                        by AshBlaze
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                        The Norwegian team uncovered the UFO using thermite charges as clearly shown in the 1982 film. They even filmed it with a camera. However, that's not true for some reason.
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                          Posted, 24th September 2013
                          by agentdc7
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                          In 1982, when the thing is exposed, it will attack and then escape to survive and strike again later; very smart. In 2011, when the thing is exposed, it will attack and run around trying to find and kill everyone like a generic slasher movie; very stupid.
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                            Posted, 28th September 2013
                            by agentdc7
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                            If you didn't take good care of your teeth and had to get metal fillings for your cavities, then I trust you. If you did take good care of your teeth like a responsible person, I don't trust you.
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                              Posted, 27th November 2011
                              by agentdc7
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                              An impossible to reach crash site is possible for 2 men to walk back from.
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                                Posted, 27th November 2011
                                by agentdc7
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                                If you're the main character, the thing will swipe at you first rather than grab you and imitate you.
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                                  Posted, 27th November 2011
                                  by agentdc7
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                                  The best way to escape death by The Thing is a suicide by slashing your wrists and throat.
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                                    Posted, 30th September 2013
                                    by hustyx
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                                    That's Dr. Halvorson, when he's excited?
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                                      Posted, 27th November 2011
                                      by AshBlaze
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                                      It would appear that the thing can find a place to hide much easier than expected.
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                                        Posted, 27th November 2011
                                        by AshBlaze
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                                        The scariest thing that could happen is something saying "BOO!" as a prank. How ironic.
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                                          Posted, 24th September 2013
                                          by agentdc7
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                                          Sometimes the Thing imitate humans or other creatures perfectly, even stitch back teared clothing, sometimes wanders around in it's handsome shape because.
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                                            Posted, 3rd February 2015
                                            by Garga
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                                            Having yourself pierced makes you trustworthy.
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                                              Posted, 3rd February 2015
                                              by Garga
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                                              The two Norwegians who stock in the crack at the beginning, managed to climb up the vertical wall of ice by the power of because.
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                                                Posted, 3rd February 2015
                                                by Garga
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                                                You can turn a classic into some sort of video game idiocy. While you're at it, let's put in a heroine. Anybody who complains must be bitching and therefore is a misogynist pig!
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                                                  Posted, 3rd February 2015
                                                  by Garga
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                                                  Women are so smart! Kate had a look at some cells under the microscope (mind you, cellular level) and instantly found out that the Thing can imitate human beings (not just imitating individual cells, but the whole human body and behavior). Everything she says is true... And None of the idiot Men were worth a dime, they're all stupid, sexist, greedy and oppose her every step. Of course none of them survived. Yay women empowerment!
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                                                    Posted, 3rd February 2015
                                                    by Garga
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                                                    It's normal to take a sample of an ALIEN life form without any precautions regarding the contamination of the sample itself or safety of everybody involved. Just cut some and put in a petri dish.
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                                                      Posted, 3rd February 2015
                                                      by Garga
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                                                      The splitface thing doesn't like to wear underwear or socks. Probably because the CGI would be too complicated to animate.
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                                                        Posted, 29th June 2016
                                                        by agentdc7
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