The Thing

The Thing ★★★½

2021’s 161st movie • 78/100

I understand why people like this movie, but I have no idea why it’s considered one of the greatest horror movies ever made. I had very high expectations when I started watching it and it’s far from being bad, but it’s also neither innovative nor aesthetically revolutionary in any type of way, in my opinion. Movies like this were trending at the time and The Thing is just one more of those.

The story, however, is highly entertaining and the score is absolutely perfect. I also really liked the performances and pacing, and found the visual effects decent but not very realistic. It’s certainly a great movie but extremely overrated – especially considering the time it was released.

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