They were consistent in the fact that every single event from the original happened in this one. Kalibos didn't need to exist in this version, but they had to throw him in there, along with giant scorpions, etc. That's what annoyed me the most about this version. Make a new movie, whatever, but if you're going to change everything, then have the guts to CHANGE it. They got rid of the plot, characterization, and logic from the original (all superior), but kept all the events, even ones that didn't fit or make sense. Ugh.