You don't take the Mona Lisa and smear shit all over it. It's as simple as that. When you remake a movie you take that risk.
It's like Planet of the Apes.
When I say: "Oh my, Planet of the Apes is a great film"...
And some dimwit says: "Oh yea, that Mark Walberg sure is good.."
Me: "Oh sweet merciful Jesus"
That is the taint of shit. They've taken a film that has God-like stature and smeared a turd all over it. They aren't making any more Charlton Hestons last I checked. Mark Walburg is ok but god damn it he was in "Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch". A fact which even HE won't discuss (true, look it up). He's no god damned Charlton Heston, that's for sure. Tim Burton can make some decent movies, Planet of the Apes is not one of them. Piss poor story.
On a related note, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is correctly named, I felt like I was shit on after watching that. Johnny Depp is very capable, I'm not sure why he signed on for that steaming pile of monkey shit.