These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: The Thing (2011)
Ass Pull: There's no reason at all to leave the ax behind, except that that's where it was in the first film.
Every part of the thing including it's blood is the thing as a whole. The Ax was splattered in it when it was wedged into the wall.
Awesome Music: The score of the original film makes a welcome (and haunting) return at the end of the scene that ties the final knot between the two films.
Crowning Music of Awesome: While most of the music is pretty generic. If you listen carefully, you'll hear bits and pieces of remixes of Ennnio Morricone's music. At the end credits, you hear the original theme in all it's glory.
So Okay, It's Average: Bordering on Ironic Echo, both this film and the original film didn't do very well at the box office. One article did the math, explaining that the amount of tickets sold to the new film were nearly identical to the number sold for the 82 film.
Special Effects Failure: While the majority of the digital effects are good, the pixelated core in the ship during the finale is shoddy.
It`s not pixelated. If you look carefully, you`ll notice the ``pixels`` are actually 3-dimensional; they`re some sort of moving panels that keep interlocking and separating.
All the digital effects for some. Detailed or not, it's very difficult not to be aware that you're looking at CGI, which stands out especially in the wake of the original.