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Tim Wilson
Re: Total Recall: "It's not a too-mah!"
on Aug 6, 2012 at 9:59:38 pm

That's exactly what I'm talking about - fond memories of a movie whose appeal was campy at best, leading people to pass on a movie that's better in nearly every way. I don't blame you, or blame the people who see it and don't like it, but it still makes me sad for reasons I can't yet articulate.

Maybe it's that I really didn't like the first one all that much, a lesser film in both the Schwarzenegger and Verhoeven filmographies imo, and that I prefer sleek action to chunky action. I'll also give the first one credit for being the comic book movie that I wish every comic book movie was as good as...but whatever the new one is, for all its faults, it tries to be a real movie.

and do note that I said that my guess is that no more than 75% of the people who see it will like it...and among you folks I'm thinking it's closer to half...but other than an Arnoldism or two (I really do like the guy's movies), I really can't think if a single way that the new one doesn't kick the old one's ass. I'm tellin ya, Kate Beckinsale us a huge, huge upgrade over Sharon Stone.....

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