I saw it back then, and that's exactly the thing. It wasn't a very deep or brilliant movie, and it was very much of its time. It worked as far as it did, like I said, mainly because the actors were rising stars and had a good chemistry and it was visually, for its time, pretty neat. And the concept was kind of interesting back then, but we've had a lot of other movies in that thematic area by now, so it seems kind of outdated. And I doubt it would stand up to a rewatch these days.
So why remake it while removing the few things that made the original stand out?
Yeah, well, we'll see what the box office has to say about that