Questions tagged [the-thing-2011]

The Thing (2011) is a prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing (1982). The film follows a team of Norwegian scientists who have discovered an alien spacecraft buried in Antarctica, inadvertently awakening a hostile creature encased in the ice.

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Why did The Thing put itself in danger in the ending of the 2011 prequel?

Spoilers for the ending of The Thing from 2011. When Kate and Carter emerge from the spaceship, Carter is still wearing his flamethrower, like he was when he entered the ship. However, he ditches ...
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The Thing and its mimicry

Possible spoilers all around. From "The Things", the short story written from John Carpenter's Thing's perspective, by Peter Watts: "...I remember Norris, betrayed by his own perfectly-copied, ...
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Would two assimilated humans in the Thing know each other is a Thing?

This question is inspired by another question about the movies, The Thing. An assimilated person knows he is a Thing, but would that person recognize who else is a Thing? Please provide quotes from ...
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How did the dog-Thing know where to run when it fled the Norwegian base?

The final scene of The Thing (2011) and the opening scene of The Thing (1982) both show a dog-Thing running from the Norwegian base to the American base in Antarctica. The dog-Thing is fleeing the ...
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Does The Thing learn from its victims?

In either of the 1982 or 2011 versions of The Thing, is The Thing able to learn skills from its victims? Could it learn, for example, to fly a helicopter from eating the pilot? It can do a perfect ...
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Was The Thing pilot or passenger on the space ship?

I just watched John Carpenter's The Thing, and also the 2011 version. One thing I can't work out is if The Thing was the pilot of the space ship, or a passenger. It's possible there is no in-universe ...
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Are the English subtitles for The Thing (2011) wrong?

I understand both Norwegian and Danish. The English subtitles for many of the the Norwegian and Danish lines in this movie seem quite off. For example, "Sitt stille" is subtitled as "Turn on the ...
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Has John Carpenter commented on The Thing (2011)?

And/or did he in any way collaborate with the 2011 movie? Did he endorse it/the script or anything about it in any way? Has he publicly commented on it in any way?
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Why was Colin's suicide scene deleted?

In The Thing (2011), we last see Colin hiding in the communications room. It transpires that Colin snaps and takes his own life (I don't blame him). The next time we see him is in The Thing (1982), ...
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In what order should I watch The Thing movies?

I understand that the 2011 version of The Thing is a prequel to the 1982, and would come before the original in the movie universe chronology. However, I was wondering if it's necessary to watch the ...
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What is this Norwegian shouting?

In this clip from the film The Thing (2011), Sander Halvorsen's speech is interrupted by a bearded guy (Lars?) who stands up and shouts something in Norwegian. I gather he says something to the effect ...
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Do we ever see The Thing's original form?

In The Thing and the other The Thing, we see it in a variety of shapes and sizes, but do we have any idea of its natural or original form? Maybe it doesn't have one, maybe its form is based on ...
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Was Sam infected in The Thing (2011)?

Joel Edgerton as Sam Carter in The Thing (2011) is found to be infected at the end as Kate burns him with the blowtorch, but was he really infected? When Kate burns him he doesn't seem to burn like ...
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Infection by dead Things

Based on John Carpenter's 1982 film The Thing and its 2011 prequel (also titled The Thing), is it possible for someone to get infected by a dead Thing?
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Radio operator's throat in The Thing (1982) and The Thing (2011)

When MacReady discovers the body of radio operator Colin in John Carpenter's The Thing (1982), the throat is severely wounded — large amounts of skin, cartilage, and tissue are missing. In ...