It has been a couple years since the first time I have seen John Carpenter's remake but every time I watch it I appreciate it even more.
Great characters, excellent story, crazy situations, and grisly special effects. There are few old SFX movies that still capture your complete attention, T2 being one of them.
As time travels on and molds to form classics, The Thing is definitely one of them. I wonder why Carpenter can't make anything else this good? Ah, that was a relative judgmental statement.
The Thing is slowly moving up the ranks of Shea's favorite movies. Pretty soon it might pass eXistenZ which is at the bottom of my favorites list.(nod to Ryan Carlisle)