Re: The Thing (2011)
I was all to set to up in arms about this, but then I ended up researching and posting an article as my first task in my job the other day.
I was worried about too much CGI (anyone who knows me knows it's a big pet peeve of mine) but apparently the director wanted to retain a lot of practical, on-screen monsterness, mostly because actors react better to things that are actually there. A monster suit was made for the beastie, as well as other animatronic bits, and CGI is more used as extension of the creature rather than the whole thing.
The main woman is apparently influenced by Ellen Ripley and the actress specifically decided to forgo any romantic contact for her character with the other characters in order to retain the paranoia that made the previous film awesome.
So maybe it'll be all right. Or, seeing as the trailer does seem to suggest we've going to be seeing the same things as last time, it'll just be Carpenter's film with a more womanly Kurt Russell.