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Reply #35 on: August 04, 2012, 08:34:38 PM

I caught this last night, I would probably think it was a good movie if it wasn't a remake of total recall.  They used 80% of the original plot/scenes, but the 20% they left out was what made the original awesome.
Wait for the bluray, you'll thank me, unless you want to see 2 seconds of tri-boob on the big screen.

No mars, no alien tech, and the "we won!" ending doesn't really feel like a win.
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Reply #36 on: August 05, 2012, 02:29:28 AM

Having never read the short, was the Mars / Alien tech in the original story?  Or was that an adaption made for the first movie?  Because it would make sense if they were sticking closer to the source material (if said source material did not include mars et al).

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Reply #37 on: August 05, 2012, 09:19:25 AM

Having never read the short, was the Mars / Alien tech in the original story?  Or was that an adaption made for the first movie?  Because it would make sense if they were sticking closer to the source material (if said source material did not include mars et al).
No, there was none of that in the original short story.  But keep in mind it was a short story, and a rather quirky comedic one at that.  You couldn't actually make a full movie just following the source material, which is why both movies are about 90% made up stuff added to the source material.

Meh, will probably wait to see this on DVD, unless I get bored or dragged along by friends.

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Reply #38 on: August 06, 2012, 12:46:31 AM

Having never read the short, was the Mars / Alien tech in the original story?  Or was that an adaption made for the first movie?  Because it would make sense if they were sticking closer to the source material (if said source material did not include mars et al).

The 2012 version is a remake of the 1990 movie script (total remake?  why so serious?), if they are sticking to anything in the original short story - I am not seeing it.

I have begun to totally appreciate how much better the original 1990 version is compared to the 2012 version.

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Reply #39 on: August 06, 2012, 09:20:36 AM

Well, the 2012 version removes Mars altogether, but at least that was in the original story in a different manner.   Everything in 2012 happens only on earth.

Neither have the ultimate twist that was in the short story. Though the 1990 was a much cooler lady-or-the-tiger ending than what I'm reading about the 2012 version.

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Reply #40 on: August 06, 2012, 09:24:17 AM

Seriously ?  I'm now going to have 'Dick Wholesale' in my internet history ?

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