Ok, First off, I agree, Remaking movies are mostly crap. But I'd like to say, I have faith that Tim Burton will do Planet of the Apes Justice on the factor that, he hasn't let me down yet.
But I remember for like 7 years I was wondering why the old classic Universal Monsters, (Dracula, Werewolf, Mummy) always showed up in movies but yet my favorite, Creature of the Black Lagoon got 2 sequals and a small part in "Monster Squad" (it looked cool in that movie though). I think Tim should redo the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Or any director that would make it the right way (thinking the girl swimming in the lake might be changed to her skinny dipping if put in the wrong hands).
And on the subject of remakes, I just saw the 97 verison of "Island of Dr. Monreu(sp?)" WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT RED MINI-ME GUY THERE FOR!