the cabinet of dr caligari

All the hand-wringing and fanboy indignation that accompanied the early days of the “remake everything” phase has mostly subsided to shrugs of resignation and cautious optimism. There are bad remakes and good remakes and any movie with a modicum of popular recognition stands a good shot at being remade if there’s a chance of making a few bucks off of it. From a purely financial standpoint, remakes make sense. Unless you’re a b-actor on the convention circuit, fanboy passion doesn’t pay the bills.