|violence toward animals||yes|
|X was the real Y||It turns out that big monster was the real monster all along.|
I'm attempting the double trilogy of The Thing movies/Apocalypse trilogy. Spoiler for future reviews, The Thing isn't just the connecting movie, it is by far the best of the 5 films.
I'd never watched this adaptation and I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, this movie was decent. It somewhat kept my attention, and I enjoyed it even though I'm not a big fan of horror movies from this era. On the other hand, John Carpenter's The Thing is one of my favourite movies (of any genre) and I think it is better than this movie in every conceivable way.
If instead of a well-paced psychological horror movie where every character is isolated both physically and psychologically, and is desperately trying to work out which friends they can really trust, you want a movie where some Boris Karloff-looking dude menaces some folks ineffectually, do I have the The Thing for you.