Also, is it just me, or is more enraging when they remake a fairly recent franchise (the 80's ain't that long ago, man, and the effect is only exacerbated by how long the the series lasted, as I said right up to Freddy Vs. Jason which is a VERY moden movie) than an older movie? I also don't understand the "let's remake a franchise that EVERYONE IS FAMILIAR WITH, and not just a little familiar... intimitately familiar" thing. After a certain point, these characters become iconic. It'd be like if someone proposed making Ronald McDonald more "hip" and "edgy" by making him a Jacka**-style stunt/prank junkie instead of a kid-friendly clown. As much as Circus might relish that, people all over the world was loose their dang minds.
Hey! That makes me mad too!! I thought I was just getting old! I've been hoodwinked!
Speaking of Ronald McDonald though - he visited my McDonald's last month and he was pretty scary.