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msmichel's rating of the film The Thing

Not bad but totally unnecessary prequel to Carpenter's 1982 horror masterpiece. Gone is the feeling of any real tension as we basically playout and often near recreate events that also take place in the orginal. Winstead wonderfully miscast though the rest of cast don't do much better. Characters appear and disappear with an especially ridiculous coda. Plot holes big enough to sleep in. Enough remakes already.