Greg Cox wrote:
[ One of the main flaws these films all seem to have is that they try to be TOO different from the originals, and then end up missing out on what made those movies work in the first place.
Then again, the remakes of THE FLY and THE THING are very
different from the earlier versions and that's part of what make them classics in their own right.
And, oh, I just thought of another terrific remake: the seventies version of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS.
Right on all counts. I'm also much fonder of the 1988 remake of THE BLOB than the 1958 original. What I was referring to in my previous post are the remakes that have come since 2003 or so. Not too many new classics among those, I tells ya.