Thursday, August 23, 2012

Total Recall..

Even though I'm only 26 years old, I very well remember the 1990 version of Total Recall. I distinctively remember being 5years old and watching it with my family.... and then getting in trouble for cursing like one of the ladies in the movie!! So when I first heard about the remake a few months ago I was worried. More often than not remakes haven't been living up to the original films, especially when there is a 10+ year gap between the two films.

One main thing I noticed about new Total Recall movie is that too often it tried to make references of the original yet it didn't quite fit with the tone of the remake. To me the scenes seems forced as though the remake was trying far too hard to live up to the awesomeness of the original and it simple did not work. The acting wasn't too bad... the plot of the movie made sense to me; my best friend however was confused in the beginning partially due to the fact that she had never seen the original. The beginning kind of started off without much explanation so unless you had see the 90s version, you were for sure going to be a little confused.

So have any of you seen Total Recall?? What did you think?

1990 Version

2012 Version

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