“THE THING” My rating: C (Opening wide Oct. 14)
103 minutes | MPAA rating: R
We’ve already seen two very good versions of “The Thing” (based on the classic sci-fi/horror story “Who Goes There?”), so anyone making yet a third “Thing” had better bring some new ideas to the table.
In the case of the film opening today, first-time feature director Matthijs van Heijningen and writer Bill Lancaster attempt to stir things up by making our protagonist a woman.
That’s it? That’s the big twist?