I actually didn't think that the remake was much worse than the original (but that's partly because I didn't care for the original). As I was considering your suggestion that some films are a bad idea, I do agree with you. But then thought that maybe, with the right director and writers and cast, and maybe a serious rewrite, they could be made to work. Or maybe some really are lost causes. I'm not sure. Or maybe some just should be miniseries. When considering that premise, I thought of Dune. I didn't like Lynch's version, and while I thought that the Sci Fi channel's miniseries was somewhat of an improvement, I thought that the makers of that one managed to make all new mistakes. What I recently discovered was that there was yet another version envisioned, and a documentary was actually made about it: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1935156/?ref_=nv_sr_1 And then there's this: I also know that some people really LOVED Lynch's Dune (including a good friend of mine, who after seeing the movie INSISTED that the ending is exactly the same as in the book -- the ending of the movie actually REPLACED the ending of the book in his own mind. The movie does have some interesting special effects and performances (and some really bad performances as well). Most people either love it or hate it, it seems. But watching the miniseries told me that maybe it IS possible to make a good movie of it, if only you could combine some of the best aspects of Lynch's "Dune" with that of the Syfy Channel, and maybe you would really have something. Now don't get me wrong -- the Syfy channel's version was not horrible. It needed better editing, better acting, and a much bigger budget. But it was still interesting to watch. I also really like David Lynch (or at least some of his work), but maybe he just was the wrong director for Dune.