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A bloodless imitation,
This review is from: The Thing (2011) [DVD] (DVD)
If you haven't seen John Carpenter' incredible film (itself a remake), then this will past muster as a reasonably effective sci-fi horror. If you have, then this is, much like the alien of the film, a pallid imitation of the real thing. I'm afraid the fact that's it's supposed to be a prequel passed me by completely - as did the 1980s setting - although the final shot was a lovely one, for those of us who know the 'original' film.
It's efficient, especially in the first half but it had nothing like the creeping tension of the 1980s version. Note to the film-makers: less is definitely more.