Total Recall remake

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by BFox17, May 12, 2012.

  1. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
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    Sep 14, 2009
    Errr, don't you mean Blade Runner.
     
  2. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    I'm not saying it isn't a totally awesome movie but I recently read "Do Androids dream..." and I don't think Blade Runner really captures the mood of the book. It's more like they just took some general ideas and character names. That's not a bad thing, either. Both the book and the movie are great as they are.
    I haven't read the book that inspired Total Recall, nor have I ever seen the movie in its entirety. A remake can be good or bad, we probably won't know until it's done.
     
  3. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
     
  4. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

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    Oct 13, 2008
    Total Recall was partially inspired by We can remember it for you wholesale
     
  5. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005

    Yeah I guess I am. :)
     
  6. Iabimyshkin

    Iabimyshkin First time out of the vault

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    Dec 20, 2010
    We Can Remember for you Wholesale is a short story rather than a book. Any film adaptation has to greatly expand on the limited material. It cannot be faithful unless it is a short film. It can only take the basic ideas and run with them.
     
  7. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
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    Sep 14, 2009
    No - Commando was crap, and Arnold's movies are generally shit - Conan and the Terminator being the exceptions. Look at the list to see what I mean...


    The Expendables 2010 Trench
    Around the World in 80 Days 2004 Prince Hapi
    Welcome to the Jungle 2003 Bar Patron
    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 Terminator
    Collateral Damage 2002 Gordy Brewer
    The 6th Day 2000 Adam Gibson
    End of Days 1999 Jericho Cane
    Batman & Robin 1997 Mr. Freeze / Dr. Victor Fries
    Jingle All the Way 1996 Howard Langston
    Eraser 1996 U.S. Marshal John ‘The Eraser’ Kruger
    Junior 1994 Dr. Alex Hesse
    True Lies 1994 Harry Tasker
    Last Action Hero 1993 Jack Slater / Himself
    Lincoln 1992 John G. Nicolay
    Christmas in Connecticut 1992 Extra
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 The Terminator
    Kindergarten Cop 1990 Detective John Kimble
    Total Recall 1990 Douglas Quaid / Hauser
    Twins 1988 Julius Benedict
    Red Heat 1988 Capt. Ivan Danko
    The Running Man 1987 Ben Richards
    Predator 1987 Dutch
    Raw Deal 1986 Mark Kaminsky aka Joseph P. Brenner
    Commando 1985 John Matrix
    Red Sonja 1985 Kalidor
    The Terminator 1984 The Terminator
    Conan the Destroyer 1984 Conan
    Conan the Barbarian 1982 Conan
    The Jayne Mansfield Story 1980 Mickey Hargitay
    Scavenger Hunt 1979 Lars
    The Villain 1979 Handsome Stranger
    Stay Hungry 1976 Joe Santo
    Happy Anniversary and Goodbye 1974 Rico
    The Long Goodbye 1973 Hood in Augustine’s office
    Hercules in New York 1969 Hercules
     
  8. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Only those? :o


    People who take his films too seriously are laughable, same as those who want for those films to be actually serious. Many of his films are dumb, but plenty of them are fun too...in a dull kind of way.
    But still fun, as in, when you feel completely brain-melted, watching some Arnie film will only melt you more - which is usually good.

    Sure, some like them, some don't, that's normal, but I've never seen much point in hating his films. Folks who really hate them and folks who really go crazy about them fall under same category in my book.
     
  9. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 12, 2011
  10. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    One of the top rules of being cool is knowing how to reproduce the standard "Arnie groan" vocalization technique employed in various motion pictures.

    Predator final battle roar is the best.
     
  11. eom

    eom Vault Senior Citizen
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    Feb 16, 2004
    predator is crap??
     
  12. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
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    Sep 14, 2009
    One of the better movies, I agree. So add it to the list - Conan the Barbarian - The Terminator - Predator - (Batman & Robin :seriouslyno: )
     
  13. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    What about The Terminator 2?
    Don't tell me you think that one is crap.
     
  14. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    one that has such a narrow field on arny movies can not be taken serious anyway in a topic about 80s action movies (more or less)
     
  15. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    Almost all the movies he made in the 80s and early 90s go from enjoyable to great. Before and after...yeah, lot of crap.
     
  16. the_cpl

    the_cpl Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Aug 9, 2009
    The original is perfect. So a remake can be only worse than the original. It's about money, not about upgrading a story in a new movie.

    :(
     
  17. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    yeah like the new conan movie.
     
  18. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
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    Sep 14, 2009
    What was that movie like? - I recently watched the original Conan and still found it enjoyable. The art direction and sets were very well designed, and the three villains were mesmerizing, especially James Earl Jones.

    Riddle of Steel

    The secret of steel has always carried with it a mystery. You must learn its riddle, little Conan. You must learn its discipline. For no one, no one in this world can you trust. Not men, not women, not beasts. [Points to sword] This you can trust.

    Conan's father




    Ron Cobb the designer of many of the sets for Alien also did Conan.



    And OK add Terminator 2 to the list - even though I question the idea of a "good terminator". But I'll never add Commando, never I say. :roll:
     
  19. person

    person It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Aug 29, 2011
    Sure, to hell with Commando, but was his role in The Expendables some joke to you?
     
  20. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 12, 2011
    The expendables was a nice little idea, but boiled down to a generic sort of action film with a few cameos. What was a joke was how they advertised him in the movie as if he had a big role.