The Thing From Another World (1951)

Scientists fight soliders for their right to party (with an alien).

Up at the North Pole, a scientist in pajama pants wants to study the man from Mars (who is frozen in ice) but the stone-faced Captain thinks it’s too dangerous. Guess who is right?

Sure, this movie is anti-science but who cares (what has science ever done for us, anyhow?)

There is also a reporter at the North Pole (who spends most of the movie complaining about not being able to get the story to his newspaper — get this man a smartphone!) and a gorgeous woman (some brief S&M was an odd twist for 1951! Tie me up, tie me down).

This movie was made a long time ago and is certainly the inspiration for Ridley Scott’s “Alien” (the best movie of all time??!) and John Carpenter’s “The Thing” (the best movie of all time?!?!?) and while candles cannot be held next to these gooey masterpieces, TTFAW remains a top-notch entertainment.

Check it out if you are into blanket blunders, body-snatching, or throwing kerosene indoors.

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Ajax Green

Ajax Green

Ajax Green lives in Oakland, California, and watches a lot of movies.

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