|Total Recall Remake?
||[Aug. 4th, 2012|11:31 pm]
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I am going with a no? I mean this, ugh, looks so devoid of fun, like really?
Funny, this, or rather these films were taken from a Philip K Dick story about remembering it for you on wholesale, haha.
But it’s funny, because Dick was a drug addict, and I saw said story as a metaphor for addiction, sit somewhere, get connected/wire, and now you can go to this fantasy world where you will be you and the world would be it, well, except, that you would be a better you and the world would be a better world. Addicts feel like this, they can take their substance, and go to a fantasy world where they and the world are better.
But to the original, it’s one of those films that I saw as a kid, and maybe one the last few really great Arnie films? It was such a great crowd pleaser. But like I said, this new one seems so devoid of fun, at least from what I’ve seen.
Dunno, my favorite film based on a Dick work is still Blade Runner. One of my profs, who was awesome, but I didn’t quite agree with on a lot of things said Blade Runner was heavily flawed because it left the real/false themes that are so explicit in the novel out of the film. The complexity regarding what is real. Yeah, but it’s a really good, I mean, a great film, let’s not nitpick, haha.
But one scene from the book that I wish would’ve stayed in the film was this spider scene. In the world of the novel, almost all animals have become extinct, so when these androids see this real spider are amazed, and then one of the females kills it, this one of the last few spiders possibly left alive.
It made me sad. And it’s funny, because a lot of people have spider phobias, but I don’t. But still, I mean if it might be one of the last spiders on earth, would you really kill it?
I think Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep as hinting like that short story, that one day, only machines would be left, but they would be in a guise of humans and animals.