Re: THE THING (2011): Discussion, Spoilers, Reviews
interesting read. it would have been interesting to get the Things point of view or at least comunicate with it. alway wondered was it just an animal, was it afraid, was it evil.
I prefer not to look at the Things' point of view story, however, my opinion is that it is clearly hyper-intelligent and certainly not an animal. It built a spaceship and had a plan of action for survival in the '82 version. Question is, was it violent because it was scared, or because it was a scout for an invasion? It seems to me if it wasn't an invasion, it would have communicated with the natives...
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan