This is another one of those films that didn't need a remake. Schwarzenegger actually made some pretty dynamic science fiction and Paul Verhoeven continues his string of Hollywood hits. Plus who can say no to three boobs?
Pure camp fun. Arnold is at his bombastic best here, full of bulging eyes, and absurd one liners. I love the visual designs, too. They resemble something like the future as envisioned in a B52's music video. It's not as good as Blade Runner, but it's less serious and more fun.
Has dated very badly in its view of the future, but it is -along with Carpenter's "The Thing"- a wonderful reminder of the brilliance of animatronic effects in the period immediatedly before CGI. Along with Technicolor, that expertise and beauty has been lost forever.
Dated and amusing nonsense with an interesting concept, even if the execution leaves a lot to be desired. But for much as I knock Verhoeven's Total Recall, the tiny hooker with a machine gun standing on a bar firing away still cracks me up. Ultimately, Total Recall is fun crap.