Like I said, I thought a lot of the changes were not only intelligent, but completely necessary. I completely believed that there could be some Criss Angel-looking douche in Vegas doing a couple shows a week on how to kill vampires. The two Peter Vincents are fairly different characters - the original was just an old man who was basically a total fraud, while the remade Vincent actually does have a far-reaching interest into the vampire lore, he's just sort of a coward and a drunk. The latter is more of a cliche, but it's performed nicely enough to forgive it. The good thing here is that, intelligently, the makers didn't want another Stephen Geoffreys, whose performance was so f'ing strange that it can never be replicated. They sort of just let Mintz do his nasally geeky thing, but he has some great moments (no "You're so cool, Brewster" moments though). The performances aren't the problem. It's really the CGI that hurt. Had they done some old school F/X, I would have loved the s*** out of this movie. But alas, a tad too much CGI blood and moments of hokey monster design rear its head. Still worth it though.