There have been many and there will be more. I recently saw the remake of 'Red Dawn'.
the original was slow but albeit it wasnt awful like the new one. they took the overall theme of red dawn into the new on but they really killed the movie in my opinion they changed everything about it. red dawn remake really only needed more action sequences the over all theme , that is the overall sequence of scenes could have been kept in the script and then they could have added more action and less downtime I was COMPLETELY LET DOWN by the remake
I have enjoyed a few remakes, but I don't get it. I think if they want to revisit an older franchise, why not continue a story. I think all the re-booting is what annoys me the most.
I really enjoyed the newest Spider-Man movie, but it annoyed me that the old Spider-Man series is still new, why reboot it already? There is 50 years of Spider-Man comics to pull ideas from, yet Hollywood keeps retelling the origin story. What a waste.
Honestly it depends on the movie in question. I've seen plenty of remakes that we're horrible in comparison to their predecessor, or some that really worked out the concept/problems that were in the original, sometimes surpassing the first movie. My favorite remake that was recent is I Spit On Your Grave. Both films were great in their own way, although the classic is probably still my favorite, even though the remake has a lot more gore.