first off, visually the blu ray quality perfect and there's a few moments that use the surround sound well. the movie itself is great as either a stand alone or as the intended prequel to the 1980's the thing, the acting is great and the story well paced, with some good action/violence to boot. the effects are good but not perfect, though personally I liked this as it was almost a nod to the less than perfect effects of it's predessessor. all in all I liked this movie and would recommend it to fans of:
finally, three things I learned from this movie are:
1) mary elisabeth winsted is gorgeous (though I already knew that)
2) flame-throwers are awesome (I already knew that too)
3) prequels aren't always aweful, sometimes they can be great!!!