I think a few remakes have been -maybe- better than the original, ie: cape fear, father of the bride, etc. Most though have been real stinkers especially the horrors. Hollywood cant make new movies with new script ideas because no one in hollywood has an IQ beyond a third grade level. All movies now are JUST special effects, no intelligent dialog, no plot, nothing but crap! I think that is why they cant even manage to copy the classics with any real understanding, if you don't have respect for the art involved in the original how can you duplicate it?