A Re-Make Done Right
I recently watched the 1969 movie The Italian Job, starring Michael Caine. Somewhere toward the beginning, I realized that I have already seen the 2003 version of The Italian Job, starring Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron.
Same name, same concept, different movies. The 1969 literally leaves you hanging. The very last scene of the movie is of a bus with the heist of gold bars dangling half over the edge of a cliff in the Italian Alps. What I like about the 2003 version is that it could almost take up where the previous one left off. I appreciate the fact that the movie title is the same, so any similarities (heist of gold bars, clever escape, use of mini-coopers) remind you of the original, but the story is different, more of a sequel than a remake. While not completely new and original (is there any such thing in Hollywood right now?), at least the story is fresh while sticking to its origins.