Rhett, I'm severely disappointed. As a big fan of the original, I can easily call this the best remake I've seen in a LONG time. I don't know if I'd place it with The Fly or The Thing (time will tell on that) but I enjoyed every second of it. The crowd around me got into it as well, which was a plus. I did hear someone say, "That was a hell of a lot better than the original" which is a shame because the original is just that -- The first one. This wouldn't exist without the original. However, I have many friends who found the original TCM "boring," "tedious," and "lame" and then turned around and LOVED the remake. Either way, both movies are great. Aja deserves a high five.