I feel the 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers has yet to receive its full due as a remake superior to the original. Like The Thing, appreciation has grown for the film since its release, but unlike it not enough to pull from the original's shadow. Maybe because of the similar complaint that it added "unnecessary" gratuitous horror. Maybe because, in my opinion, the original The Thing honestly wasn't that good of a film while the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers was. Making it that much harder for the remake to stand out on quality terms. I'm with many in despising remakes, particularly of iconic films. But this one solidly stands with The Thing, The Fly, The Blob as justification to grudgingly keep that door open. Because sometimes they don't just do it right, they do it better.