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Total Recall (2012)


Did you watch the full trailer?

What do you think?

As a major fan of Philip K Dick I want to believe its promising...

It seems to squeeze more elements from the novelette and the Total Recall 2070 series(cyberpunk police drama that rocked btw) than the Arnie film, though it still nods to it.

That's a good thing in my book.

No Mars :(

Grand Lodge

Looks good

Xabulba wrote:
No Mars :(

True; but its more Cyberpunked and I liked that

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I just rented this movie on Netflix.

No Mars is a strange choice..but the special effects in the movie are amazing. The Colony architechture is a sight to see.

I am ressurecting this old thread to make an observation and wondered if I was alone.

-In the beginning Colin Ferral has a dream where he is runnign around with a brunette.
-When he wakes up a brunette in bed with him asks him about his dream and he said he was alone
-"Hmm why wouldnt he tell her she was in the dream with him" I asked myself.
-Later when the brunette is trying to kill him a car pulls up and a brunette is like "Get In!" and he does. Why is he getting in the car of the woman trying to kill him?
- Its only at this point in the film do I realize they are 2 different characters.

Am I the only one who was confused by actresses who look alike in this movie?

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Aside from the hair colour I didn't think they looked alike at all...

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Just watched it recently as well.

- No, they looked different to me. (Beckinsale vs. Biel)

- It was one of the worst movies I've seen in years. It's just a big long boring chase movie, with boring characters and boring/no story. Made me go back and watch the '90s version to try to get the crap of the 2012 version out of my brain.

- Props to the OP for mentioning Total Recall 2070. The movie wishes it could have been a fraction as good as that short-lived TV series.

Sovereign Court

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Visually pleasing been awhile since a sci-fi movie looked so good. However, the whole thing felt like on long ass action sequence. Not even close to the original which is too bad.

Liberty's Edge

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Just finished watching this movie: call it blasphemous, but it's better than the original! Better script, better visuals, better flow, better everything.

5 Stars all the way. Did I mention it has this beautiful Bladerunner vibe going?

*huge fan of the original, by the way*

Shadow Lodge

Kate Beckinsale was amazing in every way. She made the movie for me. Otherwise it was ok. Much more of a high tech classic spy movie than the supernatural-political older one. If the old one had the same level of quality and FX (and Kate!), I would be hard to say which one I liked more.

The Exchange

What disturbs me is Australia is 'The Colony' and the Empire of Great Britain seems to dominate europe, North Africa, Canada and USA and the cheap labour rides a thousand capacity railcar through the centre of the world...A railcar reminiscent of the World Elevator in the Atruaghin Clans D&D Gazetteer.

The Exchange

@stroVal wrote:

Did you watch the full trailer?

What do you think?

As a major fan of Philip K Dick I want to believe its promising...

It seems to squeeze more elements from the novelette and the Total Recall 2070 series(cyberpunk police drama that rocked btw) than the Arnie film, though it still nods to it.

That's a good thing in my book.

TOTAL RECALL 2070 Series: Initially produced in Canada...'It was later syndicated in the United States with some editing to remove scenes of nudity, violence and (in most cases) strong language.'

Wow! If the Language, Nudity and Violence was that bad, that it was censored by the USA it must have been awesome.

I agree with the previous assessments, it wasn't as good as the original.

I think the main problem was the pacing. Not enough storyline and too many chase scenes and non-meaningful action.

I do admit it got better near the middle. The best scene was with the elevators.

A few of the things that I didn't like was that the movie made it *seem* like it was reality (as opposed to Quaid being trapped in his mind and lobotomized), whereas the original left it more open (although I still believe it was real).

Also, I like the old Copenhagen much better than the new one. And although Beckinsale was good, I like Ironside and Stone much better. And Quato, omg, so much better in the original.

It was a little silly that the colony were almost all asian. And even worse that the bad guys were all white, kind of racist imo.

It was ok. 6/10.

And the OP is right, the girls do look very similar, especially at the start (when everyone is in shadows), but not so much later.

The total recall mindwarp aspect would have been interesting in both movies if it would have played an actual role. In both movies all it really does is throw one half-hearted scene which should make you question everything but doesn't, and gets swallowed in all the action. Which is what the movies are actually, action flicks. As action flicks go, the first movie is so much better, as it isn't trying so hard all the time. Having a lead like Arnie makes it all fun in an over-the-top way.

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