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New featurette for Total Recall showcases an awesome-looking hover car chase

Jul. 24, 2012by: Paul Shirey

The Len Wiseman directed remake of the Schwarzenegger classic, TOTAL RECALL, is heading to theaters in just a few weeks and today we have a closer look at one of the big action pieces in the film; the hover car chase.  Now, we've seen hover cars on film before (I always think of THE FIFTH ELEMENT or BLADE RUNNER), but I have to say that this featurette genuinely impressed me with the filmmaker's methods in translating them to the big screen.  It's a cool blend of practical and CGI effects, which is something I welcome.  

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Pretty cool, right?  I know some people are on the fence or straight up not on board for this remake, but I'm all in.  I love the Verhoeven version, but this looks different enough and with some really bad ass looking action that it doesn't tarnish what the previous version brought. 

TOTAL RECALL starts messing with your head on August 3, 2012. 

Extra Tidbit: I just noticed that Kurt Wimmer was listed as one of the writers on the remake. Wimmer wrote and directed the silly-but-cool Equilibrium with Christian Bale, a highly underrated flick if you ask me.

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4:57PM on 07/25/2012

Looks INCREDIBLE!

I'm so excited about Total Recall. This movie looks pretty fuckin' awesome. And Kate Beckinsale looks sexy as hell!
I'm so excited about Total Recall. This movie looks pretty fuckin' awesome. And Kate Beckinsale looks sexy as hell!
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5:56PM on 07/24/2012

Wow that was fuckin bad ass...

I thought it was all CGI well that is sick that he wants to do practial ;) Equilibrium is fuckin bad ass :) I think he also wrote ultraviolet too ;)
I thought it was all CGI well that is sick that he wants to do practial ;) Equilibrium is fuckin bad ass :) I think he also wrote ultraviolet too ;)
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5:07PM on 07/24/2012
Is it just me or does the future in the movie from over twenty years ago looks more realistic than this? And with a plot surrounded around Mars that's saying a lot. This one just looks both too generic and too action setpiece driven.
Is it just me or does the future in the movie from over twenty years ago looks more realistic than this? And with a plot surrounded around Mars that's saying a lot. This one just looks both too generic and too action setpiece driven.
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3:43PM on 07/24/2012

Always a big fan of practical effects!

...however I just hope the CGI roads, backgrounds, robots etc make it all look fake.
Still, the chase looks a blast - I'm slowly coming around to this remake (although I still think the original was great)
...however I just hope the CGI roads, backgrounds, robots etc make it all look fake.
Still, the chase looks a blast - I'm slowly coming around to this remake (although I still think the original was great)
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12:30PM on 07/24/2012
Extra tidbit: Equilibrium is truly underrated. Bale in white suit on the Gun Kata (I think that's what it called) was awesome.
Extra tidbit: Equilibrium is truly underrated. Bale in white suit on the Gun Kata (I think that's what it called) was awesome.
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12:56PM on 07/24/2012
Yeah, it's pretty damn cool. Wimmer is also the one who created the whole Gun Kata thing. Now, that would be a hell of a sequel given how far both Bale and Wimmer have come in recent years...
Yeah, it's pretty damn cool. Wimmer is also the one who created the whole Gun Kata thing. Now, that would be a hell of a sequel given how far both Bale and Wimmer have come in recent years...
5:04PM on 07/24/2012
How far has Wimmer come? He didn't go anywhere actually. I liked the movie but boy did he make a shitty follow up
How far has Wimmer come? He didn't go anywhere actually. I liked the movie but boy did he make a shitty follow up
7:22PM on 07/24/2012
Wimmer worked on Salt, The Thomas Crown Affair, Law Abiding Citizen, The Recruit, Street Kings, etc. Maybe those aren't all Dark Knight-style hits, but he's had a pretty consistent career and I happen to love at least three of the movies in that list. I like his style and hope to see more from him.
Wimmer worked on Salt, The Thomas Crown Affair, Law Abiding Citizen, The Recruit, Street Kings, etc. Maybe those aren't all Dark Knight-style hits, but he's had a pretty consistent career and I happen to love at least three of the movies in that list. I like his style and hope to see more from him.
7:43AM on 07/25/2012
Yeah, too bad Ultraviolet didn't do so well.
Yeah, too bad Ultraviolet didn't do so well.
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