It did not hold up well at all
Agreed. I had the same thoughts on rewatched.
Has a damn after school special feel or something weird. Can't put my finger on it.
I'd guess most people calling the remake blasphemy haven't seen the original since high school or just refuse to let go of the nostalgia of when they watched it as kids.
As a first viewed movie nowadays, it is barely watchable.
But that is one reason I'm actually going to give the remake a chance.
Hope they don't alter the original too much (minus the Russia/NKorea angle obviously) and do mostly the same movie, just do it BETTER.
This post was edited on 11/21 at 9:48 am