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Gonçalo Rosas's rating of the film The Thing

(Generous) 3 - While I don't doubt that Mr. Heijningen is the huge fan of the original "The Thing" that he proclaims himself to be, I am also fairly certain that he doesn't have a full grasp on what makes its premise work. Gone is the visual ingenuity and immaculate staging, the characterization, the pacing, the creature's subterfuge and even its physiological coherence. This prequel is a pale imitation.