I am glad I ignored the critics on this one and checked it out! As a HUGE fan of the 1982's The Thing from John Carpenter, I loved this Prequel. The makers have taken great care in crafting many scenes that fans of the original will love.
How did the spaceship become uncovered?
Why is that ax in the wall that Kurt Russell grabs for protection?
What in the HELL is that two-faced burned thing in the snow all about?
Clever answers to all those questions and many more for fans of the original, done with style, state-of-the-art effects and nice tributes to Carpenter's classic. This THING prequel gets a surprising B.