Movie Review: The Thing
Since this is off topic, I'll spare you a long winded introduction. Suffice it to say that John Carpenter's The Thing is one of my favorite movies. It was a suspense/thriller/mystery/action film starring Kurt Russell. With a perfect blend of mood, special effects, and writing, it was a fantastic movie that had you on the edge of your seat and guessing until the very end.
The Thing (2011) is the perfect prequel. It contains and totally nails all of the elements that made the first film great. I'll say that it's not better than the original, but that's what makes it great. Neither of them over shadow the other which makes them great to watch together, as intended. I'd very much recommend seeing it, regardless of whether you saw the old one or not.