Has anyone seen the Total Recall 'remake' yet? It looks average and I don't intend to hold it up to the original because, going off the trailers they look like two different stories. But there doesn't seem to be much else on at the moment.
Also, reference The Expendables. Haven't seen the second one yet but the first one... It was all around pretty wank from pretty much every critical perspective but it was still fun to watch, not because it was full of good actors and legends but because everyone involved looked like they were having a good time and enjoying the job.
Well then, I might just go and see it.
See you at the party Richter.
Just watched the new Expendables.
It was really, really stupid - everything I expected. Just as I thought "well, I wonder if they somehow manage to turn it even more ridiculous", Chuck Norris shows up to save the day.
great fun, plenty of explosions, ridiculous amounts of (really really REALLY bad) references to previous movies by Schwarz and the others. Though what's up with ANOTHER ugly female lead in a man's man movie - IIRC one in the first film was some Hispanic slag, this one was just as bad
Eah, it was trying to be it's own movie, which I was fine with.
I enjoyed the few little throwbacks to the Aahnold Total Recall during the course of it, but I'm glad they didn't try to just do the same thing over again.
But yeah the last part was a bit boring, too obvious.
It was funny watching the big fight between Farrell and Malcolm's dad and you could sort of see it as a vidya game final boss made up of entirely quicktime events. That and the completely gratuitous MORE EXPLOSIONS when The Fall, er, fell. Blows up, then BLOWS UP AGAIN. I would've thought it would've been cooler if it blew up the anchors and fell into the centre of the earth and got stuck there.
Im out of stuff to watch and have a few hours of airtravel I need to fill.
Can someone give me a short list of what to pack onto my hardrive?
Would like good recent stuff thats likely to be available for downloading.
I finally watched Prometheus. Is not simply a bad movie, but also a stupid and soulless one.
Brb watching the first Aliens again.
Saw the new Total Recall on Friday. The story and some of the acting is so so however the set design, CGI and futuristic cityscapes are something else. It was like watching a modern day blade runner in that regard. They're not dark and gritty like blade runner but share the high level of detail.
The remake does have a different story to the original but borrows a lot of scenes and dialogue.
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