Mr. Adventure wrote:
I think the more hardcore fans probably absorb more of this material than the general populace which might be why we rolls our eyes so much at the thoughts of remakes. We're still watching series and movies that are probably just history to other people out there.
You may be onto something there. I suspect that a lot of the people who saw recent version of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL have never seen the original version. Unlike the hardcore fans for whom the classic version is still a living entity.
Still, Hollywood has been in the remake business since at least the dawn of the talkies. Why expect it to change now?
(And you just know that some of the people who complain about Hollywood's lack of originality saw THE DARK KNIGHT six times!)