CAN “THE THING 2011” COMPETE WITH THE 1982 ORIGINAL? SHOULD IT?
The 1982 movie “The Thing,” directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell, is high on our list of The Scariest Movies Ever Made – and we don’t scare that easily. When we learned that another version of “The Thing” is being released this fall, we were naturally appalled because perfection should not be tampered with. However “The Thing 2011,” is described as a prequal and documents what happened at the Norwegian research institute in the Antarctic before Kurt’s American team arrived. Special effects have made such strides since 1982 that this film MIGHT compete with the original, but we’ll have to see it to believe it. Check out the trailer.