The Thing

Corrected entry: In a deleted scene, when they burn Karl, it is obvious that the stuntman is wearing a fake "Karl" mask.

Correction: Which is one of the reasons they deleted the scene. It's like saying one of the actors flubbed their lines in an unused take.

Corrected entry: Through this film (and its predecessor) it is established that the creature imitates its victims perfectly, having all of their knowledge and memory. At the end, when the female lead tells the male lead she knew he was human because of his earring, he reaches for the wrong ear, confirming he is The Thing. Even if The Thing couldn't reproduce the earring, it would have known which ear it was supposed to be in.

Jason Hoffman

Correction: It is also established in this film that the creature cannot perfectly imitate inorganic materials; the tooth fillings, metal plate, etc. Kate knows that Carter is The Thing and asks him a trick question about his earring to confirm it. The fact that The Thing reaches for the wrong ear means that it didn't know where the earring really was because it cannot perfectly imitate inorganic materials. There is no mistake here.


Corrected entry: I can just barely understand the logic behind an Antarctic research station having a small number of handguns and at least one assault rifle. But flamethrowers and grenades? No reason, other than to drive the plot.

Correction: Should there be a loss of power, flamethrowers and thermite grenades would be useful for melting ice and starting fires for warmth. And it actually makes a lot of sense to have weapons in 1982, it was still the Cold War and the Soviets had a large presence there.

Grumpy Scot