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CB: The Thing (2011) Review

CB: Even if you've never seen John Carpenter's movie, you know how the new version of The Thing is going to end. Movies featuring a lot of people trapped in a remote location with a destructive force tend to all end the same way, and what makes them fun, whether they're The Evil Dead or Titanic, is how you get there. The problem with this weekend's take on The Thing, though, is that it sprinkles in the requisite nods to the 1982 original but never figures out how to build a compelling narrative around it. We didn't like Carpenter's The Thing because of the flamethrowers or the snowy setting or the creature effects; we liked it because it told its story well, something that this The Thing never even comes close to doing.

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