Well the Prequel is the new Sequel as of the last 10+ years & last night I got to finally watching "The Thing". The 2011 prequel is possibly one of the best prequels that ties the 2 stories together really well (something that has often left loopholes in the prequel plot). Im not going to say too muich but if you enjoyed the first movie back in 1982 then thi is a must. The Thing is well created with effects that really stand the ground & are not over complex as to distract from the original "things" mutations. Theres some common linkage between the 2 movies & the ending really pulled the 2 together well so dont turn it off at the title roll.
Well worth the watch