John Carpenter's The Thing is a great work of art.
There have been many different attempts to define what makes great art over the years. Here are a few examples.
Great art is Imitation: The greatest level of achievement in art is to be as realistic as possible. Or to defy reality as much as possible, to exaggerate, to be utterly alien.
Great art is Good Mechanics: That the work put into the craft and mechanics of art…