The Thing (2011): Review

Purists will rightly scoff at this prequel to John Carpenter’s The Thing. It may not have the depth of dread, finesse, or pace of Carpenter’s classic but there's still a lot to like. This Thing is faster, leaner and though a bit CGI-heavy, there were some outstanding practical effects (a rarity nowadays). Towards the end several scenes cleverly bridge this prequel with the subsequent film, but still, quite a few questions remained unanswered. Maybe they’re saving that for the actual sequel! As popcorn movies go, it's entertaining enough and horrible monsters are always a blast.