Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Version 2.0 Edition

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The new Robocop has reached theatres, and the response from the audience is relatively unsurprising, especially given the venom spewed at the announcement of the project.  When it comes to remakes (or reboots, or revamps, or the dread “RE-IMAGINING”), I’m often accused of being what the kids these days call “a hater.”  This isn’t entirely inaccurate, but it’s an over-simplification of my tendency to have slightly higher regard for the original version of most things.  Still, I have a great affection for Zack Snyder’s version of ‘Dawn Of The Dead’, a film different enough from it’s progenitor that I can enjoy it as a separate, distinct entity (and the lovely Sarah Polley doesn’t hurt.)  I actually enjoy the Mannfred Mann cover of ‘Blinded By The Light’ more than Springsteen’s original take, even as I am horrified that anyone would try to recapture the magic of ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ for a new audience.  This dichotomy leads to today’s query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) admits to enjoying the new Star Trek, up until the point where General Marcus ruined everything, but that’s another story, asking: Do you find a rebooted/revamped version of a property affects your enjoyment of the original?