Pulling off a successful movie remake is difficult to do, and prequels are almost as tricky. Any time you add to an existing story, you invite comparisons to the original work. And when the original work has a massive cult following, failure and disappointment seem practically inevitable. In this sense, I applaud the producers of The Thing (Prequel) for attempting such a herculean feat.
After viewing The Thing, however, it seems Universal had only a mild interest in pleasing fans of John Carpenter’s original. Read my review over at FilmSponge.com!