Amph Total Recall...ungritty reboot???

Discussion in 'Community' started by Eeth-my-Koth, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. lexu Force Ghost

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    As if you could improve on SFX like this.
  2. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    I DISLIKE THIS ONE THING SO IT'S OVERRATED. EVERY CRITIC IN THE WORLD MUST BE WRONG!
  3. jacktherack Force Ghost

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    You think this is the real quaid?





































    It is!
    [image=http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4t6mdQuJf1w/TXOgh1C1QYI/AAAAAAAAD54/8MzG6X3mNMw/s320/total_recall_chair_farrel.jpg]
  4. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    Quite right.
    Then again, maybe I just don't understand the context or importance. To me, it was a long boring movie about some mob war and the family politics. But the war part took forever to get to, and was more of a meh action. It wasn't like the characters were likable, or even interesting. Didn't give a damn about what happened to any of those people.
    But then, I didn't think much of Rocky, Reds, or Citizen Kane either.
  5. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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  6. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    Paging KnightWriter.....

    I'll just speak for him, You're really going to say that the Godfather, and those other movies are crap, and call Total Recall riveting? I'm a big fan of Paul Verhoeven, but come on, you're really going to compare that film to the Godfather, and not expect to get slack for it?
  7. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    Actually, I'm not the one who started comparing the two.
    There is no comparison.
    One was entertaining. The others... well, I didn't find them so.
    In fact, Reds is the top of my list for all-time worst movies I have ever seen--even worse than anything MST3K has ever roasted.
  8. darthtenbiscuits Force Ghost

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    Back to the original point.

    Remaking a dumb movie is dumb.
















    Unless there's a three-titted lady in it.
  9. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    Every once is a rare while, a remake is better than the original.

    Dead on Arrival/D.O.A. (not the video game movie).
    Little Shop of Horrors (ok, Alan Menken had turned it into a stage musical, which then got made into the movie)
    Refer Madness (also a crap movie turned into a musical, then a movie of the musical)

    But again, such instances are rare, and I'm having a hard time thinking of another.
  10. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    The Fly. Sure the original is an awesome classic. But there's just something so kick ass about the remake.
  11. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    The Maltese Falcon. The post-Hays remake (With Humphrey Bogart) is the only one worth watching. Not to mention the film of The Wizard of Oz that most people know was something like the fifth version.
  12. Billy_Dee_Binks Force Ghost

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    Speaking of Mars-based movies:
    Is it just me, or is the Mars as a main location box office poison for some reason?

    Mission to Mars
    Red Planet
    John Carter of Mars

    I'm sure there are others.
  13. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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  14. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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  15. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
  16. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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  17. Billy_Dee_Binks Force Ghost

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    Huh, I didn't expect there to be this many examples. Thanks everyone.
    So what could be the reason people dislike movies taking place on the red planet?
    I haven't seen a few of them, but it seems like it's a problem beyond the story, actors or movie itself.

    Is it because in 1997 we basically got a confirmation that Mars isn't all that exciting of a planet? Is the setting too close to "boring, real-life NASA exploration stuff" for the general audience? Could it be based on a seemingly insignificant detail like the red tint of the planet itself that puts people off? What could it be?
  18. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    It's because it no longer captures the imagination. As you've suggested, we now know it's holds little for us other than geological interest.

  19. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    Or it has been a trope for so long.

    Heck, Doctor Who used it as the source of at least 3 different civilizations.
  20. duende Force Ghost

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    uuungritty boot boot! she just blows me awayyyy yeah!