Monday, August 6, 2012

TOTAL RECALL: THE ORIGINAL VS THE REMAKE

monkeyrating: 6/10
waddabout: A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.
isay: the action is splendid. the art direction of the sets is awesome. the costumes are bad. the screenplay is too verbose - having actors speakout all elements of the movie rather than have the audience WATCH and DISCOVER it. the cinematographer has gone a bit overboard with the camera flares but has managed some really insane, stunning scenes.
The movie all together lacks the drama that it should have packed. so in a sentence, the only major reason to watch the movie is the splendid action sequences - especially the scenes of 
kate beckinsale.

monkeyrespectto: the chemistry that director len wiseman and action-actress kate beckinsale have. i dunno what it is, but the two seem to work really well together. maybe because they have only worked together for a long time now with the UNDERWORLD series. 
NOW FOR THE ORIGINAL: 
monkeyrating: 8/10
waddabout: When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real, or does he?
isay: the costumes are legendary! the drama is brilliant. the sound and sfx were brilliant for its era (considering it was 1990). this movie is MUST WATCH!
monkeyrespectto: director paul verhoeven for putting together a movie that was truly in all senses way ahead of its times! and of course, ARNIE - for without his robotic timing that somehow weirdly adds to this movie, it probably wouldnt have been as awesome as it was!


WATCH AND COMPARE THE TRAILERS: REMAKE vs ORIGINAL




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