Don't get me wrong--there are some God-awful remakes out there. Nightmarishly bad ones. But there's a lot of God-awful original films, too. And, hard as it may be to believe, they're the majority.
2011 had more sequels released than any other year to date. There were 28--about one out of every seven films (14.2%) if we stick to that smaller number of studio releases.
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Which means, conservatively, that 80% of the films released in 2011 were original or based off new, never-before-filmed material. Probably a little more than that. Definitely more if we use all the numbers and not just the studio releases. This isn't opinion, remember--these are cold, hard facts. You can go to Boxoffice Mojo or The Numbers or even just IMDb, count up releases, and you'll get the same results.
I think what drives people nuts is that over the past ten years or so the average person has access to tons of news and information about the internal workings of Hollywood. But the film industry is a very weird business. There is nothing else like it and nothing to compare it to (from many, many folks, the closest comparison is life in the military). Having access to all that internal information doesn't mean someone can understand Hollywood any more than having access to all the internal organs in someone's torso can make you a heart surgeon.
It's not really a problem.