It's not hard to find Variety talking out of its arse. These are literally the first two I searched for.
John Carpenter's THE THINGhttp://www.variety.com/review/VE1117795624.html?categoryid=31&cs=1&query=the+thing
If you say so. Only one of the best horror movies ever made, but carry on.
"What the old picture delivered - and what Carpenter has missed - was a sense of intense dread"
Ha ha! Have they seen the original? Vegetable man!? John Carpenter's The Thing lacks a sense of dread? Whaaaaaat?
Kurt Russell is the nominal hero, although suicidal attitude adopted towards the end undercuts his status as a centerscreen force.
No it doesn't.
It flopped when it opened thanks to bulls**t reviews like this.