A while back we featured a video talking about the practical effects used for the 2011 version of The Thing, and how those effects were scrapped for the CGI look you now see in the film. Everyone grabbed a pitchfork and went on a rant on how the good old days of practical effects will always trump all digital media and we all felt very proud of ourselves. Now, that same YouTuber has released another video showcasing those effects and letting us know why the studio ultimately decided to go another direction.
The short answer is they made it look like an '80s film, which is not something you want to see in a film shot in 2011, especially if you're a big budget project. Get the longer explanation, as well as some shots of those practical effects in the video, below.