Remakes, in my opinion, are rarely anywhere near as good as their original counterpart (The Fog, Halloween, Predators, to name a few), but there are some that not only live up to the hype, but out-do the original in scare factor and these benefit from the large strides film making and technology has taken over the years.
Overall, it seemed like they remade a film but changed too much about it for my liking. I know there wouldn’t be any point in remaking it exactly the way it was, but the whole reason of remakes is to add something to its advantage, not take it away. This just solidifies my belief that it should have been left well alone.
I just didn’t like it. I don’t think they should have done a remake. I don’t think it needed a remake and now I am just hoping they don’t remake Poltergeist 2, for the pure and simple reason that I honestly cannot see who they would get to play Kane that would be nearly as frightening as Julian Beck.