I used to be a big Tarantino fan. In fact, I’d still consider myself one; I can still remember the exhilaration I felt after first seeing Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill (both parts) or Inglourious Basterds, and they still feel fresh and exciting to me now. Even Death Proof, which many of his fans were, let’s say, ambivalent about: the film puts a big goofy grin on my face.
This one doesn’t need any comment – other than this: viewers should know John Carpenter’s The Thing. Otherwise you’ll just be flummoxed. Oh, and don’t let your Pingu-loving kids watch this!