Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
Wed 18 October, 2017 - 04:29 pm
Home Help Login Register Chat Personal Messages Logout
News: Adding YouTube Clips


+  Last Post
|-+  General Category
| |-+  Entertainment
| | |-+  Total Recall (2012)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Total Recall (2012)  (Read 728 times)
Stu
Site Admin
******

Karma: 1527
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 49,824


AssHoly Internet Bastard


« on: Sun 9 December, 2012 - 08:48 am »

Watched it last night and what a crappy movie - I found this article which pretty much summed up everything that was wrong in it for me:

http://whatculture.com/film/10-reasons-why-total-remake-sucks.php

I'd also add to that when Doug shoots his wife in the original he then says "Consider that a divorce", one of my favourite lines in the entire movie

A biggy for me too was that it didn't leave you wondering if it was all real or if it was in fact the memory implant.

And the nice-guy dad from Malcolm in the middle playing a baddie?

The original Total Recall is probably my favourite Sci Fi movie ever, so I shouldn't have expected this to measure up really
Logged
The Fat Controller™
Buzzard
*******

Karma: 1112
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 79,994



« Reply #1 on: Sun 9 December, 2012 - 08:55 am »

I dunno though - the original film (which I also loved) was unlike like the source, the short story. They took heaps of liberties. And seeing as the original film wasn't reaaallly that long ago, making a copy of that would be foolish. remember that guy who made a really serviceable remake of Psycho? He was hauled over the coals BECAUSE he stayed so close to the original film.

I think if you consider the two True Grit films - both made from a novel - they are two different retellings of the source material. If you have that in mind and see the new movie as a new retelling, not really as a remake of the story from the book, it's not SOOO bad. And besides: we still have the original, so the new one didn't rob us of that. Just a thought
Logged

1121 (+2087/-966) 
BoB exist in his dog.

       
The Fat Controller™
Buzzard
*******

Karma: 1112
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 79,994



« Reply #2 on: Sun 9 December, 2012 - 08:56 am »

And never picked you as a 'cheesy Arnie line' kind of guy

Logged

1121 (+2087/-966) 
BoB exist in his dog.

       
Stu
Site Admin
******

Karma: 1527
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 49,824


AssHoly Internet Bastard


« Reply #3 on: Sun 9 December, 2012 - 09:34 am »

I was a teenage boy when Arnie peaked, of course I'm a fan of his cheesy one liners
Logged
The Fat Controller™
Buzzard
*******

Karma: 1112
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 79,994



« Reply #4 on: Sun 9 December, 2012 - 09:45 am »

I always grimaced eek

Best acting he ever did was T1

Logged

1121 (+2087/-966) 
BoB exist in his dog.

       
Stu
Site Admin
******

Karma: 1527
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 49,824


AssHoly Internet Bastard


« Reply #5 on: Sun 9 December, 2012 - 11:01 am »

acting? meh, he's an action star, he doesn't act
Logged
Optimus
Supreme Loser
******

Karma: 715
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 15,009



« Reply #6 on: Wed 27 February, 2013 - 09:17 pm »

i watched it last night............... and really enjoyed it



































Logged
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length


Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
All Content © 2007 The Last Post all rights reserved
Page created in 0.146 seconds with 20 queries.