At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson.
The initial plot is nothing revolutionary; we’ve all seen the ‘something weird is found in the middle of nowhere and we want to check it out’ plot be used a million times, but the way it’s portrayed and the creatures, with a Lovecraftian look to them, make it worthwhile.
This movie ends where the 1982 The Thing starts. I don’t remember the original film by John Carpenter, either because I didn’t watch it, or because I repressed the memory of having watched it. Carpenter’s films have the knack to be either very good or incredibly bad (Ghosts of Mars, anyone?) – there’s no middle ground with his stuff.
I plan see it soon; I want to know how the rest of the story goes, and from what I hear, the original The Thing qualifies for the better half of Carpenter’s movies.