It should be creepy. I've always thought Charlie and the Chocolate Factory had an incredibly dark side to it, and I also always thought it was a bit odd that it was viewed as a children's movie.
Agreed. "And I don't have a big problem with remakes that are done well and use technology their benefit. Not that they should be done ad nauseum or only for profit.
I am very much looking forward to Peter Jackson's King Kong for instance - it's a remake of the 30's version - which is probably my all-time favorite movie since I was little. It'll just be a neat way of re-living the story and experience all over again instead of just watching the same film til the end of time. Ecspecially because Jackson's an up and coming, talented director with an appreciation for film on the level of Spielburg and Scorsese etc..., so I can dig that. It'll be fun to see.