I really didn't think this film was that bad, and quite enjoyed watching. Ok, so i haven't seen the original, but this was alright for me.
The story line was quite good, but a little weird. I really wasn't expecting this ending to happen the way it did, and was slightly disappointed by the way it ended so suddenly.
There was only really one major star in this film (Nicholas Cage), and even his acting was slightly poor in some places. However, i am not a huge fan of his anyway.
But taking into everything into account, it was alright, but i don't think i will watch it again. It appears to be the genuine consensus that those who have seen the original are mighty disappointed, and those who haven't find it fairly enjoyable. Therefore it seems that if it wasn't compared so much to an original, it would be ok.
My advice: watch this film with an open mind.