Also, I still can't get on the Kate Beckinsale bandwagon. She's been terrible I everything I've seen her in and even though almost everyone was pretty bad here (except Bryan Cranston) she stood out for me as the worst of the bunch.
An incredibly gorgeous movie that lost my interest more and more with each passing second. The nods to the original were a nice touch even if the 3-boobed lady was less than subtly and so inappropriately added. I didn't like it very much but in spite of this I didn't hate it for some messed up reason either.
No.4 - Not much more than one long expensive fight scene but futuristic city and landscape are well imagined.
I thought it was pretty good. It's not as smart (or as good) as Verhoeven's version, but even so, this new version is still pretty smart. It is based on a Philip K. Dick story, after all. I'm actually glad this version is different than the Verhoeven version because there's no point in remaking a movie if it's just going to to be a carbon copy of the original. I watched the Director's Cut, by the way.
In comparison to Verhoeven's film, this is not as clever, campy, or violent. But in its own right, it makes good use of technology in creating some genuinely beautiful locations (echoes of Blade Runner). While the overall good cast seems a little directionless and tepid, the action scenes are well done and the story surrounding The UFB, The Colony, and The Fall was quite interesting. Not faithful to the book, though.
I dug the Kowloon Walled City look of the thing and the action sequences were well shot but the dialog isn't exactly convincing and overall the whole flick feels like a retread of a thousand other things. They claimed that they were going to follow the story more faithfully that Verhoeven's flick but did no such thing. It was basically a run-of-the-mill sci-fi with a handful of references to the source material.
Totally pointless. It had a great Blade Runner city, I'll give it that much. Cranston is a good villain, though I prefer the Ronny Cox Cohaagen. There just wasn't ever any hope that this would compare to Verhoeven's film. Instead of trying to be somewhat faithful to that one, this drew from sci-fi movies and videogames across the board, resulting in something as glossy and faceless as the CG robo-cops.
É o filme-síntese da Hollywood de hoje. Uma história chupada de um blockbuster de sucesso "atualizada para as novas gerações" através de um lixo de roteiro, com um diretor de aluguel de filmes genéricos e uma "atriz" que só ganhou o papel de vilã porque ela é gostosa e é comida pelo diretor. Para a cereja no bolo, para demonstrar tensão, respiração ofegante em 90% do filme. Nota: E
the 2012 version isn't so bad like i expected & also it's good entertainment - but NO chance against the original, the 1990 version is way better & trashy.
I´m not a big fan of the original but this certainly did not end up better or even on par with Verhoeven's version. The casting is quite good but it seems that everone but Beckinsale has phoned in their performances. The set designs and technical gizmos are cool but completely overdone and whole thing with "the Fall" is overtly stupid. This was barely alright but at the same time completely forgettable!
Instantly forgettable, the only thing that comes to mind were the insane number of horizontal flares in the camera at any given moment. Colin Farrell's performance consisted of minor variations of the same confused look throughout the entire film.This movie was a watered down "serious" version of the original, the candy visuals are appreciated but I would say skip it or better yet watch the original.
Da una realizzazione tecnica di altissimo livello, il film traccia un plausibile scenario socio-politico e butta le basi per qualcosa di consistente tanto basta per un cult a ricco budget. Purtroppo in pieno stile americano e fracassone, la virata full-action oberata di esplosioni, inseguimenti, sparatorie e scazzotate rendono il film noioso. Inutili i piccoli omaggi al classico di Verhoeven messi solo a fanservice.
I appreciated two things about Total Recall: First, the depiction of the colony related to Euroamerica. They were both slums, the main difference between them being the maintenance level. Take that, Capitalism! Second, the film has an interesting take to virtuality. In order to put it on film, you have to make it feel like reality. which may be one way of translating our zeitgeist into film.