Sometimes I feel like I am a rare pop culture fan. I care deeply about the stuff I’m into, but I don’t consider any of it sacred. I don’t care about reboots. I don’t care about remakes. Want to make a new version of a movie I love? Go for it. Maybe I won’t watch it, but it doesn’t hurt me. I also have a pet peeve about when people call a remake or reboot “unnecessary.” Guess what? The original was unnecessary too. None of this is vital. Make good stuff and I’m happy.
However, not every remake is a good idea. Sometimes you just don’t have a handle on the tone, or have an adequate replacement for the main character. That’s the primary issue with reboots and remake, I believe. It would also be true if they ever dared to remake Columbo.