People seem to forget that the Verhoeven *cough* masterpiece
was laughable at times, even in 1989. While it did have success, Arnold showed here that he can't really act even when he tries. While he has forged a likeable persona (at least on screen), and the audience do like him, he's not an actor, he's a screen presence
. The 2012 version took liberties with the orginal story (so what?) and focused on action. The horror!...... And it was doomed from day one being a remake of such a cinematic landmark.... To me it was fun and a remake of an average sci-fi flick (sorry!), and it worked. As blasphemous as it may sound, I think I'll have more fun rewatching the remake than the original.