Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
Stealing ideas? The Wizard of Oz was taken from a book. The 'original' was stolen. And it's not like they're removing guns and replacing them with radios, ala Spielberg here. This is a genuinely 'new' story.
This isn't touching a classic. Hell, it's not even expounding on it.
This is a freakin' cool idea and has been put in the hands of some very qualified people (both the director and the actors).
To not make this movie just because the first one was great is nuts. This appears to be a very good movie in its own right.
I'll probably go see it.
Plus there was already a sequel made in 85.