(76) Normally, exclaiming that you “didn’t hate” a movie would hardly be an endorsement. Some situations, however, do not fit the mold. I loathe remakes and also hold an enormous amount respect for John Carpenter’s own reimagining of The Thing. Admitting that I didn’t despise this prequel/remake-of-sorts is actually a compliment. It’s not all that scary, and the monster designs do start to get tired, but 2011’s Thing can’t be charged with diminishing what’s come before it.