I saw a remake of Voltron the other day and I must say it was very bad...not bad like Michael Jackson...but more so like Mariah Carey in Glitter bad. It is very rare that a remake of any 80's music, movie or any other form of entertainment medium turns out to be just as good or better than the original, most of the time they suck donkey.
Oh yeah, just for the record, changing a cartoons animation style to Japanimation does not make it cool and/or good (example: G1 Transformers - Transformers Animated)...and trying to be edgy by changing the characters backstory or race doesn't work either...just leave well enough alone and try to come up with something new and interesting yourself.
So please...just leave the 80's alone, get your butt back here to this generation and come up with something original and fresh...or stay out of the business all together. All you young gits will understand my displeasure more when these whack jobs start remaking everything and anything from the 90's...which I'm sure is not too far off knowing Hollywood.