Directed by MATTHIJS VAN HEIJNINGEN
Starring MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD, JOEL EDGERTON,
and ULRICH THOMSEN
Before rushing to the theater to see The Thing, the alleged prequel to John Carpenter's classic 1982 film, you should know that The Thing (2011) is not really a prequel, it's a remake. Excluding the final few scenes, The Thing is a mediocre homage to Carpenter's film rather than an addition to the storyline. If you're a die-hard fan save it for the $1.50 theater. It's a mess, a hot mess. In order to remember the 1951 and 1982 versions with fondness, do yourself a favor, and skip it.