Originally Posted by Kilgore
Just once, I'd like someone who hasn't seen an original film or it's remake to watch the original film first and then watch the remake. Otherwise, they'll be comparing the original to the remake, and not the remake to the original.
I had seen the original film years ago and had a vague recollection of liking it. It doesn't hold up.
The new film is exactly what a remake should be. It takes a marginal film that had a good idea but poor execution and polishes it with the type of superior writing, performances, and production values that the original lacked.