I'm a big fan from John Carpenter's The Thing from 1982 [link]
Now this year came the "new" The Thing 2011, and should be a prequel from John Carpenter's original. But (Warning Spoileralarm) if you look at some scenes, they are very similar to the original. So the movie looks in the same time like a remake.
But it isn't a bad movie. With some grim and dark atmosphere and some scary monsters you wouldn't waste your time with that, that's my opinion.