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Ubergeekdom => Movies => Topic started by: Kitkat on August 27, 2012, 09:37:10 pm

Title: Total Recall (2012)
Post by: Kitkat on August 27, 2012, 09:37:10 pm
So I just watched this movie, and I have to say, it's one of my favorite movies ever. Yes, I know people say that beyond the effects and the environment there's not much interesting about the movie, but the world that's been created with this is so amazingly cool, I found myself concentrating more on it than the movie itself. The way that the science is so convincing, and that it's all pretty much completely realistic,  besides a few embellishments, It's captivating to me.

The only thing that threw me off is The Fall. They say in the movie that travel time from England to Australia is 17 minutes. That's all fine and dandy, except Hollywood messed with it. The travel time could be that short if The Fall traveled through a vacuum tunnel. That way it could be accelerated to thousands of miles per hour. However, Hollywood HAD to have an epic fight scene climax on it so obviously, the shuttle had to be traveling through an aerated tunnel, meaning that it couldn't be going much faster than say 700 mph. And in order to allow them to be talking and moving around when the shuttle neared the surface, it would have to have slowed down quite a bit. Overall, the travel would be more like 6-7 hours instead of 17 minutes.
But anyway, the hover cars would certainly work if a kind of superconductor were made easily, cheaply manufactured. The robotic supersoldiers would work with a sufficiently sophisticated AI, which could be possible after x years to the movie, everything had a plausible explanation! And that's really cool to me.
Title: Re: Total Recall (2012)
Post by: Cobra on September 09, 2012, 01:26:10 am
There is only one question that really matters, so much so that I'm suprised the films advertising hasn't been based around it. Does the movie have the chick with 3 boobs?
Title: Re: Total Recall (2012)
Post by: Kitkat on September 09, 2012, 01:37:38 am
Yes. Yes it does.  ;)
Title: Re: Total Recall (2012)
Post by: Plank of Wood on September 09, 2012, 03:25:49 am
Due the casting, the thoughts in my mind while watching were: