Some movies simply don't need or deserve remaking. Showgirls comes to mind immediately. And The Blue Lagoon isn't far behind. It was a silly movie to begin with and had no great narrative to hang your hat on.
Of course, this new version is getting a lot of hype online, mainly because of the casting. In 21 year old Indiana Evans, producers have found an actress who's got the face of a 13 year old and the body of a stripper:
The original had a 15 year old Brooke Shields, well on her way to cementing her status as world's oldest virgin, as the film's drawing point:
My main rememberance of the first film, other than the seaweed bikinis, which from the promo pics, appear to not be making a reprise in the remake, was an interview with the director -- Randal Kleiser.
As Shields was still a virginal young lady, Kleiser had to hide off camera and pinch her big toe to help Brooke find her "O face" for the love scenes.
That's directing, baby!
It appears there's some kitsch factor at work in the remake (no duh!) as I see they've also got Christopher Atkins making a cameo and Denise Richards has a part as well.
Oh well, perhaps someone saw her old Playboy shoot and thought she was perfect for the flick: