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First thing's first!!! The original Total Recall was a great movie. Ah-nold was in his peak. Snappy one-liners, great action, lots of explosions and special effects. Regardless of how closely it was adapted from a story.
I saw the movie long before I knew it was actually an adaptation. After learning it was a PK Dick story who also wrote Ubik (another alternate reality story I actually recommend!) I was intrigued.
Now, if the Total Recall reboot is closer to the original PK Dick story, great! If not, oh well, it is another interpretation of a story, but does not instantly mean it will suck eggs automatically because it is a remake. Many remakes are still good. The 1982 John Carpenter's The Think was actually a reboot of an old 1951 black and white film The Thing From Outer Space. AND Carpenter's version SHUCKING ROCKED!!! Head spiders!!!!! That's all I have to say about that! Admittedly, I have not seen the newest The Thing re-reboot, but 1982 set the bar high for me.
I may not go the theater to see the new Total Recall, but I will rent it when it is availible.
Perhaps FDO can return to his movie reviews with a visit to this new film. What do other junkies think? Give us your awesome take on the movie, Scott? Maybe make your own trailer?
Any junkies think a remake is better than an original? Name it, my junkie mind wants to know!