August 27, 2012

Total Recall - AMC Loews 34th Street

Mike: Erica didn't really want to see this so I went to see it by myself. In retrospect, I'm jealous of her. It's absolutely unnecessary. It brings nothing new to the table and falls far short of the original. It's incredibly disappointing, especially for someone like me who revered the original.
I also felt like I was watching a toned down TV cut of the a movie. Two moments that stick out are a scene in which you see someone mouth the word 'asshole' but it's muted, and another strange moment where Kate Beckinsale's character says "I give good wife" which makes no sense and is an obvious alternate take done for the TV version.
I sometimes wish I didn't bother seeing a movie, but that's never really true. Seeing a movie, as bad as it might be, feeds my curiosity. If I didn't see it, I would always wonder about it. So to say I wish I hadn't wasted my time on Total Recall isn't entirely true. Instead, I wish it had simply never been made. I wish it didn't exist. In fact, throughout much of the movie I found myself asking Why? Why does this movie exist? Who wanted this? Judging by the box office returns, nobody.

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