@happyninja42 said reboot or remakes. I never once implied John Carpenter's The thing is a reboot. I was just making a list of movies that were reboots or remakes.Ah, but what film is it a reboot of? I've heard people say the Boris Karloff film, but I think it's closer to The Mummy's Hand from 1940, though still very not like that film. To me, it seems to be one of a zillion films in the genre, not a reboot of a particular one, as far as I can see.
(I liked the first 2 of those Mummy films, not seen all of the 3rd one, the first Scorpion King is ok, the next 4 not so much).
And I'm not seeing The Thing as a reboot, rather a re-adaption, but that's semantics.
As far as The Mummy goes, what is a remake of is your interpretation, but it still counts as a reboot. They took the title character, and put it in, a new at the time, completely different direction. Making it more like an adventure serial in Indiana Jones type show.