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Caminante Nocturno - 2014-01-14

This movie has no right to exist.

Anaxagoras - 2014-01-14

Stupid movie, but it kept me entertained. That's all I can ask for, really.

Caminante Nocturno - 2014-01-14

But I have standards!

Nominal - 2014-01-14

I think you're mistaking it for the original.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2014-01-14

Small tits, under 12... anything else?

Caminante Nocturno - 2014-01-14

Long black hair.

BorrowedSolution - 2014-01-14

This movie pissed me off more than any other film I've ever seen. It's such a disproportionate reaction that it makes me somewhat ashamed myself, that being said:

First; our hero is one of the world's foremost 'security experts' (hackers), who nevertheless PUNCHES THE PANEL AND TAKES THE FUSE OUT. There at at least three incidents that are exactly like this; the hover-car, the black robot at the end and another one I don't remember because fuck you, Totall Recall 2012.

He goes to a bank, after the security forces of the known world are already on his ass, and submits his fingerprints, using his OWN identity to access a safety deposit box. NOBODY comes to nail his ass. He goes to his apartment, which is still locked up from when the cops were there last, submits his identity via fingerprint again, and NOBODY comes to nail his ass. He kills a group of security forces, jacks their ride, flies it back to the HQ of the evil corporation; nobody questions his identification, they just let him land on the roof, how d'ya do.

The hand-phone was amazing for the brief interlude before she HELD IT UP TO HER EAR to make a call. Have they forgotten about bluetooth headsets in this future?

Oh, and the holographic mask. Why isn't every security checkpoint decked out with a nifty beaded curtain? BOOM! Holographic mask is useless! The future is stupid!

Also; 10 minute foot-chase scenes


SteamPoweredKleenex - 2014-01-14

@BorrowedSolution: Given all the surveillance we're under today, the fact that nobody can be bothered to use it to stop actual crimes or injustice sounds pretty realistic to me.

In the Recall universe, they're using it to peek at celebrities and follow up on ex-lovers, I suppose.

BorrowedSolution - 2014-01-14

It's an outwardly fascist state that is shown several times (when it's convenient for the plot) using all sorts of surveillance tools. It's also set far enough in the future that the technological barriers to watching your ass all the time would have to be even lower than they are today.

But beyond that, following your logic, all of his 'hacking' skills basically boil down to having the motivation to abuse this system which should have fewer, not more, loopholes than exist even today. If you were the most wanted criminal in the continental U.S., would you think it wise to walk into a bank, offer up your information to get at a safety deposit box, then spend a few leisurely minutes catching up on your 'real' life, and then return to your previous apartment (remember, you didn't live there under a pseudonym) to diddle around with things?

This is basically a fantasy movie with computers and mag-lev Find/Replaced on top of wizards and dragons. Again, disappointed with myself that it pisses me off so much but there it is. I guess it's the aspect of basically turning science and technology into sword and sorcery that drives me right batty. I watched this movie once more than a year ago and I would still kick whoever conceived of this garbage in the neck.

One-starring myself because this is just pathetic.

Anaxagoras - 2014-01-15

One starring your own submission? I admire your commitment.

Old_Zircon - 2014-01-14

So is this actual gameplay footage or pre-rendered?

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2014-01-14

that was truly magical!

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2014-01-14

I didn't see this film, but I found the rage over it somewhat amusing. The Ahnold version of Total Recall wasn't much like the Philip K. Dick story once he went to Rekall and things started getting weird. Was this one any different or just the usual "make it grittier with more effects" do-over? I suspect the latter, since there weren't many car chases in the story I can think of.

BorrowedSolution - 2014-01-14

It's not so much about it not being faithful to source (they make almost no attempt at that), it's just that it's not faithful to logic, or the current state of technology, or good sense.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2014-01-14

I figured. The original is more like "The Lathe of Heaven," in that every time they alter the protagonist's memories, the world's reality alters to fit it. It ends with the Rekall people and the government trying to come up with a memory set for the hero that won't cause the end of the world by one means or another.

BorrowedSolution - 2014-01-14

Well I will give that a read, then. Really, I just shouldn't watch 'sci-fi' movies expecting anything other than a severe case of ray-jay-jay over it.

StanleyPain - 2014-01-15

What a text book example of how to take a tense, tightly edited action sequence with stunts and practical effects and actual choreography (Quaid's escape in the original film) and drain it of all suspense or impact by turning it into another emotionless, bland, CGI-fart where you don't feel anything interacting with anything or any sort of threat to anyone. Bleh....

The Mothership - 2014-10-06


sosage - 2014-01-15

I'm mentally stuck on the grossly inefficient urban planning of having onramps/offramps that require high speed vehicles on a freeway perform a complete stop, then move horizontally, then up/down. In the future either everyone telecommutes or no one ever gets to work.

Also, let's give a round of applause to the obligatory "PWOOOOOooooom" slow-mo sound cue, letting us know something cool and slow was apparently happening.

Hooker - 2014-01-15

Loved this movie.

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