Total Recall Remake Trailer Remembers Things Differently

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StriderShinryu:
Well, it doesn't look bad to me and I love the original. It also has Kate Beckinsale in a major role. That fact alone, for me anyway, sells it for me. :)

Sort of the same for me, except with Colin Farrell.
No idea why.

putowtin:
seriously, make a film set in the future man doesn't know who he is, fights alot, solves a problem and gets the girl and call it something else!

Yeah, and then people will harp on it for blatantly stealing Total Recall's plot set-up. At least this way they're being up-front about it.

Tipsy Giant:
The only things people remembered about the original have been removed leaving a very forgettable movie

Dude, if you're gonna say the movie is terrible without even watching it to know that it's terrible, at least wait until after it hits theaters so that I can assume that you watched it. Sure, I'd be wrong in that assumption, but at least you'd look like less of a tool.

wait...they DON'T go to Mars!!!!?

I thought that was the whole purpose behind Total Recall! Put in a virtual reality world and 'experience' Mars...then something goes wrong and Arnie fucks everyone up and have sexy time with triple-tittied hookers.

This is all wrong!

Smiles:
wait so they don't go to mars? Whats the point then...?

As far as I'm aware they never went to Mars in the book either.

While I don't like the fact that they changed the story so that the hero doesn't go to Mars and that, that the protagonist isn't portrayed by Schwarzenegger, and the fact that they are remaking it it at all, I have to admit that it looks very interesting.

BTW, did anyone else think about that mission in ME2 on Illium where you have to get to Nassana Dantius and you drive a hover-taxi that looks like the hover cars in this movie, plus you fight the blue suns mercs which have armor similar to the white armor seen in this trailer?

Christ, people, it's another adaptation of the short story, not a remake of the movie. That's why there's no Mars.

Metal Brother:
Really?

I thought the original was a mediocre action flick, and that the new trailer shows promise. I doubt it's going to be great (why the hell do we need to keep remaking existing films, anyway?) but I think Andy either has a distorted view of the original or just woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.

Mean the trailer that is identical to every other action movie trailer made these days down to even spamming the Inception/Transformers horn every 5 seconds?

I would have an easier time swallowing the "it's a new version of the original book, not a remake of the awesome 1990 action film" story if it wasn't actually named after the awesome 1990 action film. That makes the whole position a bit problematic.

biased article is fucking biased. As long as they dont have that creepy dude popping out of a mans chest in this one Ill probably go see it

I like it, though I have to wonder how many people will be bitching that it's stolen Inception's premise. You just KNOW there's gonna be someone saying that.

At any rate it seems to be pulling off the whole "I am a secret agent maybe, but maybe this is all just a dream" thing off pretty well.

Aside from a certain amount of style and visual imagination, the biggest thing to separate the original Total Recall from any other reasonably competent action flick was the ongoing (and some argue unanswered) question of whether the hero is dealing with reality, buried in a fantasy, or acting on a hallucination within reality (possibly with horrific consequences.)

While the new version might be a fun movie, the visual presentation of the thing as seen in the trailer is going to make it very difficult to believe that the "reality" of the situation is anything other than one of the latter two options.

OK, if it has bad writing, then the big plot twist will be that he never even left the chair.
If the writing is good, it won't do that. And that is all I have to say about the trailer.

The first one wasn't all that great and now they're making it into an even MORE generic looking si-fi flick.

Is Tom Cruise gonna show up at any point and arrest someone for a future crime they haven't committed yet?

Anyone actually read the short story that the original 'Total Recall' was based on?

It was called 'We Can Remember It For You Wholesale' by Phillip K Dick. They never go to Mars, it's all about how this regular guy goes and tries this "recall" thing and oops, turns out he's a secret agent whose memory was erased... or is he?

This actually looks a lot more like the short story than the original was. Schwarzenegger's Total Recall kinda butchered the premise of the short story with the whole 'going to Mars' thing.

Phillip K Dick was the author of The Minority Report and Paycheck, both halfway decent sci-fi movies now.

I am excite.

When it comes out, I'll watch the original and not waste my money. They made this because they know people of the last one will see this, otherwise they wouldn't bother, that's why it doesn't matter if it's not a strict remake. Stop giving them money.

OMG they don't go to Mars!!!
WTF it has CGI in 2012!!!

This is kind of like arguing about Carpenter's "The Thing" remake like this:
OMG it doesn't have alien plants or a Frankenstein monster! Betrayal!!!

You want a shot for shot remake?
Go watch the remake of "The Psycho" and see how well that turned out.

This has Bryan Cranston in it therefore it must be seen

Sis:
Inb4RetakeTotallRecalltohavethreeboobiedwomen

I would call this a low content post.

Tip: The space bar is your friend and not using it isn't cool. Bowties are cool.

No interest in a remake of Total Recall, it was fine the first time.

The fact that I completely detest Colin Farrell was enough to keep me away. Everything else just makes me that much more happy with my decision not to see it.

It really looks like they're going to focus on special effects and just sorta shove in the part about not being sure which reality is real. I doubt I'll be going to see it. Also, damn Holleywood needs some new writers, all they seem to do now is sequals and re makes.

Strangely enough, I like the way this looks.

seriously. stop making remakes of already good movies. no schwarzenegger in it. i want my "get your ass to mars" quote.
but no complains about the ladies in it :p

The real question is this: 20 years from now, which one do you think will be remembered as the "real" Total Recall?

Its funny, today I discussed this with a few work collegues of mine. Acknoweldging fully that this version of Total Recall is based closer to the novel 'We Can Remember it for you Wholesale' (seriously, try and compress that) we actually decided that one reason we were not looking forward to it was that Colin Farrel lacks 'presence' compared to Arnie.

But Colin Farrel is a better actor I hear you say, well, you're probably right. But I have noticed today that fewer and fewer actors are able to command the attention of the camera in the way Arnold could in an action flick: he steps into frame and you feel drawn to look at him. The same way Sharon Stone once strode into frame and BOOM, suddenly the screen was oozing sex appeal.

There are some actors still capable of it; Sean Bean is always a commanding figure on set (see: Game of Thrones), and so is Liam Neeson and probably dozens of other's I either forgot or may not even know of but I feel its a dwindling talent.

Andy Chalk:
The real question is this: 20 years from now, which one do you think will be remembered as the "real" Total Recall?

My re-remake of this film I will make in 2 years!

I shall wait to see what they do with it. It may work or it may be a failure. I shall send a minion to see it first, see if they think it is worthy of my attention.

I pray they do not over do the explosions, the cgi, or the macho action stuff. Movies need a balance.

newwiseman:
I'm saving up all my reboot criticism for the new Robocop, though I'm sure Total Recall will try really hard to ruin my day.

Wait as second, there will be a new Robocop?
Why? That movie is still up to date (at least 1st one).
I would give it a try, but without high expectations.

Hmm...the movie actually reminds me of the book it's based off, not the fucking disaster the 1990 adaptation was.

It doesn't look as bad as The Thing, but still pretty bad. I'm just so tired of the slick futuristic look and the fast paced quickly cut fights in these movies. Was something wrong with the industrial look or the brutality of a brawl? There's no variation anymore and I can barely tell movies apart, it's discouraging.

Total Remake = Bourne 2120 =/= Total Recall

Crono1973:

Sis:
Inb4RetakeTotallRecalltohavethreeboobiedwomen

I would call this a low content post.

Tip: The space bar is your friend and not using it isn't cool. Bowties are cool.

No interest in a remake of Total Recall, it was fine the first time.

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Zachary Amaranth:

Sis:
Inb4RetakeTotallRecalltohavethreeboobiedwomen

That would set back the medium of crappy remakes by a DECADE!

By god! What with those people spreading the petition about the new ninja turtles movie we are going to be back in the 90s before long!

Wait... if we get knocked into the 90s does that mean the next remake of total recall will be the original?

Smiles:
wait so they don't go to mars? Whats the point then...?

If I remember correctly, the original story that this is another take on didn't go to Mars either, so they're already more in tune with the source material than the Arnie version was.

Andy Chalk:
I would have an easier time swallowing the "it's a new version of the original book, not a remake of the awesome 1990 action film" story if it wasn't actually named after the awesome 1990 action film. That makes the whole position a bit problematic.

What can they do? Rename it to any other title and keep the "based on the Phillip K. Dick story" in the credits, only to have smarmy internet writers point out that "hey, this is just a ripoff of the Arnold movie!"

They're at a lose/lose situation with most nostalgia blinded fanboys, so they've gone with the one sensible route. Call it Total Recall like True Grit was True Grit and take their chances.

Gordon_4:
Its funny, today I discussed this with a few work collegues of mine. Acknoweldging fully that this version of Total Recall is based closer to the novel 'We Can Remember it for you Wholesale' (seriously, try and compress that) we actually decided that one reason we were not looking forward to it was that Colin Farrel lacks 'presence' compared to Arnie.

But Colin Farrel is a better actor I hear you say, well, you're probably right. But I have noticed today that fewer and fewer actors are able to command the attention of the camera in the way Arnold could in an action flick: he steps into frame and you feel drawn to look at him. The same way Sharon Stone once strode into frame and BOOM, suddenly the screen was oozing sex appeal.

There are some actors still capable of it; Sean Bean is always a commanding figure on set (see: Game of Thrones), and so is Liam Neeson and probably dozens of other's I either forgot or may not even know of but I feel its a dwindling talent.

I think the common wisdom that Arnold can't act is rubbish. In Terminator 1, 2 and 3 he is only making the most subtle of changes in his performance to interpret radically different characters and each of them seems completely realized and authentic. He also has an enormous range of roles and films he can do unlike most actors.

People just focus on him having a silly accent in all his films. It's the only tangible detail in his otherwise pretty great and subtle performances. In any case, he only keeps the accent up because it's an endearing quality and people really enjoy hearing it.

Doesn't look too bad, except for the 3 main actors not really being to my taste. Oh, and John Cho. *sigh*

Honestly, I don't mind a remake. The original movie was a big fat slab of cheese anyway. It was enjoyable, no doubt about that, but hardly anything I would deem too sacred to remake. And it looks like this remake is going in a totally different direction, trying to distance itself as much from the original's aesthetic as possible, so what's the big deal?

nikki191:
before watching the trailer "it will be dark and gritty with standard dark and gritty ominous music but i wonder how much of the orignal movie will be left

after watching the trailer.. "apparently nothing"

actually an honest question for everyone. when do you guys think the dark and gritty bubble will burst for tv and movies?

I saw no dark ang gritty in this trailer. When I look at this trailer I actuallt see "PG13" safe out of the assembly line sci-fi.

What was cool about the original total recall (and what is cool about most of the sci-fi) is the actually interesting visuals and alienation of the world.

In original TR we had disgusting mutatnts like wato or the cab driver, hostile environment of mars and much more. The film was in fact much more gory than this one (lately all movies became PG13 fest). Things like showing a woman getting a bullet in the head or 3 boobed hookers are not shown today.

None of that weirdness is shown in the trailer, it's just generic sci-fi city (not that good looking even tbh) and generic shooting.

In the end, I think that "dark and gritty bubble" did burst, and what we are left with is shitty wannabe gritty movies.

God I'm tired of PG13...

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