LOL. no worries gtomike, a lot of us are similarly minded when it comes to remakes - I posted this earlier today in the Horror Remakes: Stop Your Bitching!! thread:
"Personally, these experiences have led me to believe that most remakes are crap, plain and simple. Yes there are certainly exceptions. Not a Platinum Dunes release among them, sorry.
To tell readers to tritely "stop your bitching" I think you're missing the point. You cannot appreciate any art without critical analysis, and when companies like Platinum Dunes come along and continually force watered down reinterpretations of the "classics", one can't help but be wrathful. Anyone out there who truly believes that PD has brought anything inventive into their remakes really needs to revisit the originals.
I'll give any of them a chance, but patterns of behavior are extremely hard to ignore LOL.
If you really know and love your horror you'll always bitch when it's shallow, frivolous, poorly conceived, or just done for the dollars."
I'm all for remakes if they add something to the original or truly improve on the ideas presented, but these instances are few and far between. I actually look forward to a couple on the horizon: Piranha, Night Of The Demons & Hellraiser to name a few. Hollywood's bound to get some right eventually LOL