Not really. When people say this one doesn't need to be remade because the original will always be better, its no more silly. If you want to distinguish what films do or do not need to be made, let alone remade, I take issue as its an absurd statement to begin with and its casting your judgement above others. People will decide for themselves what they want to see for better or worse and Hollywood will make the movies that sell. Right now remakes sell. There isn't much that can be done about it but not go see them. I don't see how its any different than any other hallow trend Hollywood goes through. The only difference is that we are living through this one and for the most part its getting old. But Hollywood will survive, it always has (mostly). It will evolve with the tastes of the masses (for better or worse)...when one trend is no longer profitable a new one will be found and followed in almost formulaic fashion. But the trends will never end, be they musicals, westerns, war movies or the current trends of geek culture and sequels/prequels/remakes/reboots/re-imaginings etc. You may be affected as a film maker by the current uncreative, uninteresting trend but you would be anyways regardless of what trend it is. Its just the nature of the business. I am also bothered by the notion that the existence of trend films somehow eliminates the possibility of original creative films. They still exist and won't go anywhere. But as always they require a little more effort to find as even among the "original" material the majority is crap. Which is another point about this that bothers me. People suggest that because the majority of a trend is garbage that it shouldn't be made forgetting that this is a constant regardless of trend. Its Sturgeon's Law: 90% of everything is crap. The difference is perspective. We are living through the crap while the 10% will live on just as it always has, we just can't see the 10% because it has been distilled through time yet. I dunno, maybe I am wrong but thats just how I see it.