After much delay, we’re finally getting our look at the prequel of The Thing.

It turns out prequel is now synonymous with remake.  Only I feel like Mary Elizabeth’s Winstead character has somehow actually seen John Carpenter’s film, and thus is able to apply it to the situation.

I do take some small pleasure in their replacing Kurt Russell with a feisty female scientist.  Really, how often does that happen?  How is it not Chris Pine or some other square-jawed fellow?

And they did remember to include the dog. I love how that’s broadcast. Look, it isn’t a remake! The dog is still ok!

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