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Old August 30 2012, 03:24 AM   #90
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Re: Total Recall - Reviews, Grading, and duiscussions, SPOILERS

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Paul Verhoeven doesn't think Total Recall 2012 was a good movie.
Speaking of the original, it's one of the two movies I have on BluRay.

Watching it again recently, I was surprised at how closely the newer movie follows it, beat for beat. Aside from a few aesthetic changes (no Mars, no mutants) it's basically the same movie.

So much for those of us who thought it was going to be a closer adaption of the book eh

And I agree with Roger Ebert's review, Arnold's version has much more heart in it.
Yeah, originally it was thought this new one would more follow the short-story but in reality it turned out to be very much more a "remake" of the Arnold movie.

And, as you say, it's pretty much a beat-for-beat, note-for-note remake. But desperately lacks the charm and just "fun" of the Arnold movie. Not to mention the "nifty!" factor of it taking place on Mars.
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