The Thing

Continuity mistake: In the 1982 movie, the alien ship is uncovered by the Norwegian scientists using thermite. (As seen on the films discovered by the Americans.) In the 2011 movie, it is uncovered when the Thing gets back into the ship and starts up the engines.

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when the dog-thing escapes from the camp look closely, its not the same dog, that's because the standin is a different dog altogether.


Continuity mistake: When Kate scoops up the fillings with a tissue after discovering the blood in the shower, the tissue and blood shrink and change between shots.

Darius Angel

Continuity mistake: When Carter tells Kate to put her headset on in the helicopter, the microphone on her headset moves closer and further away from her face between shots.


Factual error: Winter in Antarctica would not have a night and day as portrayed, with the amount of light changing so much during the course of 24 hours.

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Trivia: Poor Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr.'s practical creature effects were nearly all replaced or so digitally-composited that, in frustration, they started a Kickstarter campaign that led to the film Harbinger Down.

Erik M.

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Question: In the last part of the movie, how are they supposed to drive the snow vehicles? There is a scene before where they cut the wires of all the vehicles to disable them for the quarantine. Am I missing something?

Michele SoIntense Anghileri

Chosen answer: By disabling the snow vehicles, they are making sure that the creature can't use them to escape from the quarantine zone. Since the creature can assimilate anybody, it would probably know how to use one.

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