Always a skeptic of remakes, specially a remake of John Carpenter's The Thing with Kurt Russell. Have to say the 2011 movie has similar story line, but what I loved about it is that it wasn't a remake. Turned out to be the events before the JC classic. Won't know until the end during the credits as they flashed some scenes with the helicopter landing at the Norwegian base, the frozen body at the radio station, the crazy Norwegian shooting at a husky running away from the base. This tie in was great!