REVIEW: ‘The Thing’

Dr. Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) brings the heat in "The Thing".
Dr. Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) brings the heat in "The Thing".
Dr. Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) brings the heat in "The Thing".

These days, there are two words that can strike fear into the hearts of many movie goers: “horror remake” – especially if those words are immediately followed by the words “from Platinum Dunes.” Usually, these words mark yet another pointless, vapid journey into tedium, 90 minutes that add nothing to the original story and are often worse than what they were trying to improve upon. However, there are rare occasions when Hollywood puts out a remake out that successfully updates and adds to the original.

Such is the case with “the Thing”.
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