Then, I thought back to the Cruise remake of Mission: Impossible, where the entire previous crew of the TV series is killed off in the first few minutes, leaving a disturbing break with the previous "Mr. Phelps" reality that had been cultivated over several years, with a plot line that had none of the charm or interest of the original product.
It's as if a good brand gets purchased, and then destroyed, merely to make it more akin to "modern sensibilities," which is why they were considered "classics" to begin with, having had nothing to do with the modern desire to make more trash out of what was once good TV and cinema.
I think the the films mentioned in the second post worked well as a redux because they had the barest of foundational ideas to connect them. What I'm talking about would be a remake of "You've got Mail" by coming out with a new version, called "I'll text you soon." See the difference?