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03.27.2012

The teaser for the TOTAL RECALL trailer is a thing of awesomeness.

I have an eternal place in my heart for the classic Arnold version of the story. I always say "open your mind, Quaid!" to my drinking buddies and we all chuckle and nod to each other. It is one of those movies that just makes you feel good to be a guy.

The new Colin Farrell version is sadly lacking Rachel Ticotin and Sharon Stone, but it does feature Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale. Wait, that is way better! Upgrade!

Check out the teaser below.

Here is the story, if you didn't already know: TOTAL RECALL is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he's got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

Tell me that doesn't make you want to go to the movies! I am looking forward to this Sunday and seeing the full trailer. I hope we get a glimpse of Bryan Cranston in full villain mode.

TOTAL RECALL opens August 3rd.

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Extra Tidbit: If Bill Nighy doesn't have a conjoined twin attached to his stomach, I will be sad. Long live, Kuato!
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5:06PM on 03/30/2012

You guys do remember....

Who is directing this? Come on, it's going to be pg-13, and shitty, just like his other movies. Len Wisemen, yes we know he's married to the hottest woman on earth, and that's awesome. But his Underworld movies were bad (i'll be nice, mediocre). Die Hard 4 was shit, sorry guys who like it, it was bad. So now we are taking an Arny classic violent action movie, and turning it into a modern action pg-13 movie.

Mark my words, it will not be good guys. It's going to have a heavy split
Who is directing this? Come on, it's going to be pg-13, and shitty, just like his other movies. Len Wisemen, yes we know he's married to the hottest woman on earth, and that's awesome. But his Underworld movies were bad (i'll be nice, mediocre). Die Hard 4 was shit, sorry guys who like it, it was bad. So now we are taking an Arny classic violent action movie, and turning it into a modern action pg-13 movie.

Mark my words, it will not be good guys. It's going to have a heavy split fanbase, like his other movies.
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3:29PM on 03/28/2012
They really need to stop this teasers for trailers trend. Who the fuck thought that would be a good idea. Regarding the flick it looks good. Looking forward to it.
They really need to stop this teasers for trailers trend. Who the fuck thought that would be a good idea. Regarding the flick it looks good. Looking forward to it.
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2:54AM on 03/29/2012
why ISN'T it a good idea?
why ISN'T it a good idea?
5:23PM on 03/29/2012
It creates a double edged sword: It creates hype in the average moviegoer who isn't well versed in the history of the project (original Total Recall, Alien). They don't know what it is, but it must be a big deal cause its a teaser for a trailer.

On the other hand it has the potential to turn off the same casual moviegoer. "A teaser for a trailer? That's bullshit!"

It "works" for a film like Prometheus because it speaks to the hardcore Alien fans and sci-fi film fans in general, while at
It creates a double edged sword: It creates hype in the average moviegoer who isn't well versed in the history of the project (original Total Recall, Alien). They don't know what it is, but it must be a big deal cause its a teaser for a trailer.

On the other hand it has the potential to turn off the same casual moviegoer. "A teaser for a trailer? That's bullshit!"

It "works" for a film like Prometheus because it speaks to the hardcore Alien fans and sci-fi film fans in general, while at the same time possibly enticing the average moviegoer.

However for a film like Total Recall its kind of dicey. The original film has a bit of cult status but nothing nearly as long and storied as the Alien franchise. Plus the main reason I can think of for this reboot/remake (whatever) is to repackage this to a younger audience. In which cause you don't want to assume they know about the original film, and making a teaser for the trailer can be seen as being presumptuous and actually turns off the audience you originally made the film for, and all that's left is the audience whose already seen the first film and will just casually check out the remake/reboot to see what's changed and the cult fans, and as we know that's not really a lot of people.
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11:39AM on 03/28/2012
this is looking very well, altough the scenes with the flying cars remind me a lot of the 5th element
this is looking very well, altough the scenes with the flying cars remind me a lot of the 5th element
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2:17AM on 03/28/2012

Hmm,

I'm a little disappointed with the VFX, which look recycled from Minority Report.
I'm a little disappointed with the VFX, which look recycled from Minority Report.
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1:39AM on 03/28/2012

thats why they're dumping it...

in August... LOL
in August... LOL
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1:27AM on 03/28/2012
Wow, alot of thumbs up. You remember itīs from the guy who turned working class hero John Mc Clane into a pussy with "Die Hard 4"?!
Wow, alot of thumbs up. You remember itīs from the guy who turned working class hero John Mc Clane into a pussy with "Die Hard 4"?!
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12:31AM on 03/28/2012
hard to tell with such a short trailer, but it reminds me of the Fifth Element in the way that it looks!
hard to tell with such a short trailer, but it reminds me of the Fifth Element in the way that it looks!
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1:36AM on 03/28/2012
FIFTH ELEMENT???? ARE YOU KIDDING ME???
FIFTH ELEMENT???? ARE YOU KIDDING ME???
11:39PM on 03/27/2012
I don't have a fully formed opinion based on 20 seconds of film like some of you but it's definitely a pretty 20 seconds
I don't have a fully formed opinion based on 20 seconds of film like some of you but it's definitely a pretty 20 seconds
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11:35PM on 03/27/2012

This will surprise...

I'm an Arnold loyalist and pumped he's back this summer with EX2, but I've been following this remaking of Total Recall (arguably one of Arnold's greatest movies) and have been a follower of Colin since Tigerland. It's nice to see Farrell getting what may be a franchise and for me personally it is kind of like seeing the crossing over of a new generation. I hope this turns out to be awesome and stands on its own, but the original will never be replaced. "See you at da party, Richter!" -whom by
I'm an Arnold loyalist and pumped he's back this summer with EX2, but I've been following this remaking of Total Recall (arguably one of Arnold's greatest movies) and have been a follower of Colin since Tigerland. It's nice to see Farrell getting what may be a franchise and for me personally it is kind of like seeing the crossing over of a new generation. I hope this turns out to be awesome and stands on its own, but the original will never be replaced. "See you at da party, Richter!" -whom by the way made an appearance on Justified (the best show on TV right now, imo) tonight playing none other than a boss' henchman.
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10:35PM on 03/27/2012
No 3-boobed chick = No ticket!
No 3-boobed chick = No ticket!
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10:32PM on 03/27/2012
This actually looks like a pretty cool movie, but it's certainly not Total Recall.
This actually looks like a pretty cool movie, but it's certainly not Total Recall.
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10:28PM on 03/27/2012
It looks like Minority Report on steroids, which is a good thing. Bonus points because both have Colin Farrell in it, and are both based on Philip K. Dick stories.
It looks like Minority Report on steroids, which is a good thing. Bonus points because both have Colin Farrell in it, and are both based on Philip K. Dick stories.
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8:43PM on 03/27/2012
The true movie nerds out there will know what the "Wilhelm scream" is. It's about time we update that for a new generation with the "Arnold scream", so that Arnold Schwarzenegger's unforgettable warbling, over-acted movie screams can live on forever... and what better film to dub that scream into than the Total Recall remake.
The true movie nerds out there will know what the "Wilhelm scream" is. It's about time we update that for a new generation with the "Arnold scream", so that Arnold Schwarzenegger's unforgettable warbling, over-acted movie screams can live on forever... and what better film to dub that scream into than the Total Recall remake.
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8:45PM on 03/27/2012
its in. i lol'd when i heard it. the Wilhelm scream, that is
its in. i lol'd when i heard it. the Wilhelm scream, that is
8:34AM on 03/28/2012
Thing is, I can appreciate it as a trait of cinematic history, but that scream pretty much sucks you out of the story of any film it's in now. It kinda kills the moment in a movie for me because "hey it's that scream again".
Thing is, I can appreciate it as a trait of cinematic history, but that scream pretty much sucks you out of the story of any film it's in now. It kinda kills the moment in a movie for me because "hey it's that scream again".
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8:37PM on 03/27/2012

This isnt a sci-fi movie

saw a screening. this is about 20% sci fi and 80% action. the action is great, never lets up, and is pretty impressive for the budget. Kate and Jessica won me over with their roles in this film. they are both beautiful and convincingly badass. there are a few scenes that struck me as original and imaginative, which is rare these days for an action movie. the best thing about this movie, ironically, is that it is nothing like the original. i loved it and didnt have to compare it to the original
saw a screening. this is about 20% sci fi and 80% action. the action is great, never lets up, and is pretty impressive for the budget. Kate and Jessica won me over with their roles in this film. they are both beautiful and convincingly badass. there are a few scenes that struck me as original and imaginative, which is rare these days for an action movie. the best thing about this movie, ironically, is that it is nothing like the original. i loved it and didnt have to compare it to the original because it is so different. win-win! trust me, this will be a sleeper in a summer filled with promising action flicks..
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7:43PM on 03/27/2012
Looks exactly like I expected it to. A standard sci-fi action film that completely lacks the imagination that made the original so great.
Looks exactly like I expected it to. A standard sci-fi action film that completely lacks the imagination that made the original so great.
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7:34PM on 03/27/2012

ARG Marketing

I thought this movie would have been perfect for it.
I thought this movie would have been perfect for it.
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7:02PM on 03/27/2012
Nope, can't see why that has been built up. Looks pretty standard fare to me. Certainly nothing outstanding.
Nope, can't see why that has been built up. Looks pretty standard fare to me. Certainly nothing outstanding.
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10:18PM on 03/27/2012
I knew it was going to be crap. Looks like the fifth element. I love that movie but we dont' need another.
I knew it was going to be crap. Looks like the fifth element. I love that movie but we dont' need another.
6:26PM on 03/27/2012
looks like decent sci-fi that isn't supposed to be high-art as some think it should be. preview for a preview doesn't bother me as it satisfies any craving any person may have - people who complain about it are weird as fuck if you give it more than an instant moment of thought.

flying cars, suits don't bother me. I don't remember people complaining about Minority Report and its portrayal of futuristic world, or Star Wars? - I smell double standard and preconceived notions with a lot of
looks like decent sci-fi that isn't supposed to be high-art as some think it should be. preview for a preview doesn't bother me as it satisfies any craving any person may have - people who complain about it are weird as fuck if you give it more than an instant moment of thought.

flying cars, suits don't bother me. I don't remember people complaining about Minority Report and its portrayal of futuristic world, or Star Wars? - I smell double standard and preconceived notions with a lot of these posts.

extra tidbit; no he won't, so yes, you'll be sad.
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6:02PM on 03/27/2012
Why are there Clone Troopers in Total Recall?
Why are there Clone Troopers in Total Recall?
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5:43PM on 03/27/2012

Another trailer for a trailer?

Please kill this marketing gimmick now
Please kill this marketing gimmick now
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6:22PM on 03/27/2012
kill yourself
kill yourself
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5:27PM on 03/27/2012

Looks like shit

This looks like a lame pg-13 sci-fi cgi crapfest movie. And I know this will be shit because it's directed by Len Wiseman who hasn't done any good films. In My opinion.
This looks like a lame pg-13 sci-fi cgi crapfest movie. And I know this will be shit because it's directed by Len Wiseman who hasn't done any good films. In My opinion.
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10:19PM on 03/27/2012
LMFAO. ya what movie has he done that was ever good??? I can't even remember I don't even remember what he even directed. Underworld: Evolution was cool and the die hard movie was cool for what it was
LMFAO. ya what movie has he done that was ever good??? I can't even remember I don't even remember what he even directed. Underworld: Evolution was cool and the die hard movie was cool for what it was
5:08PM on 03/30/2012
Sorry openhand, NEITHER of those movies were good.
Sorry openhand, NEITHER of those movies were good.
5:13PM on 03/27/2012

last picture

cerberus?
cerberus?
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4:50PM on 03/27/2012

Frustrating Life?

A guy has a wife he loves that looks like Kate Beckinsale and he has a "frustrating life"? Give me a break!
All kidding aside, I'm looking forward to this with Colin Farrell as Doug Quaid. I also really want to see a serious, all-out fight between KB and JB - it would be awesome!
A guy has a wife he loves that looks like Kate Beckinsale and he has a "frustrating life"? Give me a break!
All kidding aside, I'm looking forward to this with Colin Farrell as Doug Quaid. I also really want to see a serious, all-out fight between KB and JB - it would be awesome!
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4:34PM on 03/27/2012
Looking forward to the full trailer but, again, a preview for a trailer makes about as much sense as ads before videos on YouTube
Looking forward to the full trailer but, again, a preview for a trailer makes about as much sense as ads before videos on YouTube
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4:28PM on 03/27/2012
Looking good so far but am I the only personfinding it weird that we're getting previews of the trailer before its released. soon its going to be the preview of the preview of the trailer. Just show us the whole thing!!
Looking good so far but am I the only personfinding it weird that we're getting previews of the trailer before its released. soon its going to be the preview of the preview of the trailer. Just show us the whole thing!!
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4:23PM on 03/27/2012

Sun :)

Ok so I'll bite my tounge and say it looks pretty solid. but I won't know till I see the whole thing, so I am still undecided.
Ok so I'll bite my tounge and say it looks pretty solid. but I won't know till I see the whole thing, so I am still undecided.
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4:17PM on 03/27/2012
Another trailer with the Inception Foghorn.

Sick of the teasers for trailers as well, despite this looking like a fun time.
Another trailer with the Inception Foghorn.

Sick of the teasers for trailers as well, despite this looking like a fun time.
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4:33PM on 03/27/2012
Thats just as worst as every alien movie using the sound effects of transformers. WTF is that sound anyway????? A dying washing machine it sounds like LOL I swear my washing machine sounds like that.
Thats just as worst as every alien movie using the sound effects of transformers. WTF is that sound anyway????? A dying washing machine it sounds like LOL I swear my washing machine sounds like that.
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4:10PM on 03/27/2012
I don't mind the remake of this film, and I think it might be ok, but I find the idea of a teaser for a fucking trailer ridiculous. Maybe they can also create a webisode for the teaser for the trailer. And then a one sheet for the webisode for the teaser for the trailer, followed by a series of trading cards for the one sheet.
I don't mind the remake of this film, and I think it might be ok, but I find the idea of a teaser for a fucking trailer ridiculous. Maybe they can also create a webisode for the teaser for the trailer. And then a one sheet for the webisode for the teaser for the trailer, followed by a series of trading cards for the one sheet.
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4:34PM on 03/27/2012
LMFAO seriously this is the dumbest idea ever I hated when prometheus did it, just give us the fuckin trailer you assholes have it LOL.
LMFAO seriously this is the dumbest idea ever I hated when prometheus did it, just give us the fuckin trailer you assholes have it LOL.
3:54PM on 03/27/2012

Mixed feelings is an understatement, I'm Torn

I love Robocop, it is perfect satire mixed with some awesome comic-book inspired cinematography, and I love when there is more of such a good thing, but how can they make something that is perfect better? If you can answer this question, then you should be making the movie.
I love Robocop, it is perfect satire mixed with some awesome comic-book inspired cinematography, and I love when there is more of such a good thing, but how can they make something that is perfect better? If you can answer this question, then you should be making the movie.
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10:14PM on 03/27/2012
You're in luck, because this isn't Robocop.
You're in luck, because this isn't Robocop.
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3:33PM on 03/27/2012
I really do hate this trend of trailers for the trailer...
Remember when trailers would surprise you either on the internet or in theaters? Those days were fun.
So pointless.
Although I am looking forward to this movie.
I really do hate this trend of trailers for the trailer...
Remember when trailers would surprise you either on the internet or in theaters? Those days were fun.
So pointless.
Although I am looking forward to this movie.
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3:30PM on 03/27/2012
Kate Backinsale looks absolutely stunning in this.
Is this going to be in 3D? Just wondering...
Kate Backinsale looks absolutely stunning in this.
Is this going to be in 3D? Just wondering...
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3:49PM on 03/27/2012
Nope, no 3D. Thank Christ!
Nope, no 3D. Thank Christ!
4:39PM on 03/27/2012
she's a beauty
she's a beauty
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3:25PM on 03/27/2012
I like what I see and hear.
I like what I see and hear.
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3:23PM on 03/27/2012

movie looks great

but FUCK trailers for trailers already... come on!
but FUCK trailers for trailers already... come on!
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3:19PM on 03/27/2012
I haven't seen the original Total Recall, but I will see ANYTHING with Kate Beckinsale in it.
I haven't seen the original Total Recall, but I will see ANYTHING with Kate Beckinsale in it.
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3:16PM on 03/27/2012
I'll hold off judgement on the movie itself, but this whole "trailer for a trailer" thing is fucking stupid.
I'll hold off judgement on the movie itself, but this whole "trailer for a trailer" thing is fucking stupid.
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3:13PM on 03/27/2012
This teaser looks interesting...
BWAAAAHHHHHHH
...could be a fun film...
BWAAAAHHHHHHH
...I guess we'll just have to see...
BWAAAAHHHHHHH
...this summer.
This teaser looks interesting...
BWAAAAHHHHHHH
...could be a fun film...
BWAAAAHHHHHHH
...I guess we'll just have to see...
BWAAAAHHHHHHH
...this summer.
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3:04PM on 03/27/2012
This movie might not be completely useless. Here's hoping right?
This movie might not be completely useless. Here's hoping right?
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2:58PM on 03/27/2012
Looks good agreed, Dark Knight has made a solid point by bringing The Fifth Element into the comparison mix.

But this does in no way look like Total Recall. Whether that's a good or a bad thing, we of course can't say yet but I'm cautiously concerned.
Looks good agreed, Dark Knight has made a solid point by bringing The Fifth Element into the comparison mix.

But this does in no way look like Total Recall. Whether that's a good or a bad thing, we of course can't say yet but I'm cautiously concerned.
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2:56PM on 03/27/2012

Biel and Beckinsale...

In the Comic-Con footage last year, there was a very quick shot of the two kicking the shit out of eachother. Hotness!
In the Comic-Con footage last year, there was a very quick shot of the two kicking the shit out of eachother. Hotness!
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2:44PM on 03/27/2012

FIRST IMPRESSION ...

... Blade Runner VS Fifth Element. In a nice way :D
... Blade Runner VS Fifth Element. In a nice way :D
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3:11PM on 03/27/2012
Absolutely agree--maybe even throw in a little Minority Report. I think it's an excellent direction for the film.
Absolutely agree--maybe even throw in a little Minority Report. I think it's an excellent direction for the film.
3:45PM on 03/27/2012
Minority Report, Blade Runner, and Total Recall all based on Philip K Dick stories.
Minority Report, Blade Runner, and Total Recall all based on Philip K Dick stories.
4:20PM on 03/27/2012
Definitely a bit of Minority Report there... :)
Definitely a bit of Minority Report there... :)
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