The prequel to The Thing has not sparked the warmest of receptions thus far. The trailer was received quite tepidly. Well, there’s a new clip just released, apparently to rev us up for the looming release.
Yeah. So that doesn’t work. Raaar! Tentacles! What is this? Japanese porn?
My favorite part thus far about the project is the plot description on IMDB: “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. While Dr. Halvorson keeps to his research, Kate partners with Sam Carter, a helicopter pilot, to pursue the alien life form.”
Can’t you just picture that conversation?
Grad Student: “We found an alien spaceship!”
Professor: “That’s the worst excuse for not finishing a prospectus I’ve ever heard.”
Grad Student: “But a shapeshifting alien is trying to kill everyone!”
Professor: “It’s not like I’d notice if it replaced you. You’re the worst research assistant I’ve ever had.”
Grad Student: “Ooh, handsome helicopter pilot!”
Professor: “Would you idiots go away so I can get some work done?”