I fear I am becoming a Video Game Hipster, is that a thing?? "I only play games that were made by four or less people," might become my new motto. The idea of a group of friends coming together to make something really hits a part of me that would like to do that same thing. So I've been staying away from the big budget games and picking up every indie game pack on steam and spending hours looking at Green Light for something I might like. Another factor is the price. You can get five to six games for the price of the major releases. Sometimes even more if you wait for the deals.
I still enjoy the major releases, the game I played most last year was Skyrimjob, even though I was a little late to that one. I used to watch E3 to get excited for the major games that the big three announce. Now I just watch and hardly get excited for The Phantom Pain, Watch Dogs and The Last of Us. I'm sure I'll still play major releases but right now I've got Indie Fever.
Total Recall (2012)
I don't know why but I wanted to see this movie. I love the original movie and I enjoyed the short story. I read that the new one wanted to more like the short story, if that is true they still failed at that. The short story takes place mostly at Recall as they find out this guy has many things erased or hidden from his memory. The main thing they said about this movie is they were NOT going to Mars. Fine, I'm ok with that, a little sad but since the story had nothing to do with going to Mars I guess I can get behind this too.
I watched this late at night. When they introduced the story, I don't know if I was too tired to follow it. The world has become mostly inhospitable because of chemical warfare. There are two places left on earth to live. England, which has a different name than that, and The Colony, which is around Australia. The Colony is where the workers live and they travel through the center of the earth each day to go to work, I think. Also everything is built on top of each other. They can no longer build out so they must build up. So there are many levels to everything. Ok, I guess it wasn't that complex.
Colin Farrell plays Quaid. A Robot assembly worker who dreams of a mystery girl and fighting the robots he builds. He goes to recall to have memories implanted of being Secret Agent Man. But he is already a secret agent, or is he, so it all goes to hell. He was able to sell the "I have no idea what is going on right now" character. He is also a decent action star so when he has to kill a room full of agents, he can become that too.
Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel play his wife and the mystery lady from his dreams, in that order, or maybe not that order. I couldn't really tell them apart. There would be scenes of them shooting each other and I could not keep track of which one was on his side. Also Walter White shows up as the Governor or President of New New England. Bill Nighy showed up as the Resistance leader, I loved him as Billy Mack in Love Actually, sadly he didn't have a little mutant baby in his stomach.
The movie was alright but I'm not sure why it exists. The original still works as movie. There are a couple of winks to the original like the lady with three breasts, You're going to wish you had three hands. I gave the biggest chuckle when Quaid travels to the New New England, I should have really looked up what they called it but I just don't really care. The Two Weeks lady from the original is there. She even says Two Weeks...Like in the original!!! But it just made me think that this isn't as good as the original. In total honesty I feel asleep at the end of the movie. I'm not sure if Quaid beat Walter White or not. I guess that makes this a uninformed review but I just couldn't get into the movie. I was pretty excited to watch it but it just made me want to watch the original.
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