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Old 09-01-2012, 04:21 PM
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My friends said they saw it and liked it. I had avoided it becuase the reviews didn't look promising.

Closest thing I can think to compare it to would be Steven Spielberg's Minority Report. Which I would consider the strongest of his 'trilogy' of sci-fi pictures made over the previous decade. So... how do this and MR compare?
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:31 PM
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Minority Report is a better made and more interesting film. Definitely.

Total Recall's plot played fairly close to the Arnie version but the visuals were utterly different, some roles were merged, and visually there's some MR lifts in the way the visual world presented. Maybe a bit of Blade Runner and Serenity as well. And yeah, the army looks like stormtroopers crossed with I, Robot...................so there is a lot lifted from other films in it, as well as the source.
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:54 PM
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What's another movie that ranks closely to this one in terms of quality?

Or if this were a Marvel Cinematic Universe flick, which one would it be?
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:01 PM
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Hmmmn..............I don't think it would compare to any of the MCU flicks. In general terms it depends on your definition of quality in respect of large budget sci fi action films.
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:35 PM
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I just threw the first thing I could think of up there.

Was it actually good in your opinion? Or just interesting?
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No, I probably couldn't call it 'good' in a 'I would recommend this to everyone' manner.

Or as interesting thematically (it still has the notions of memory, identity and perception of reality that seem to riddle K. Dicks written work but this one isn't interested in playing with those ideas necessarily as cleverly as Verhoeven did - or Scott or even Spielberg - because it's too busy blowing up the next piece of set! But then Len Wiseman is just that sort of director).

It's like if a kinda trashy B movie script from Luc Besson somehow managed to have an A List effects budget thrown at it so that it all looks great. That's the kinda way I looked at it.
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It's like if a kinda trashy B movie script from Luc Besson somehow managed to have an A List effects budget thrown at it so that it all looks great. That's the kinda way I looked at it.
So I guess that's how you would "C" it?

(runs....hides)
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:59 AM
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So I guess that's how you would "C" it?

(runs....hides)

Oh, that is a definite D!
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