History Film / TotalRecall2012

26th Mar '17 2:11:36 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* DarkerAndEdgier: The more fantastical elements from the original are nonexistent, it's AfterTheEnd with only ''two'' places on Earth where people can live, yet still maintains a large degree of BloodlessCarnage.
19th Mar '17 3:21:20 PM Mario1995
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* WhamLine: "[[spoiler:Your name is Carl Hauser.]]"
28th Dec '16 12:10:47 AM alliedcola
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* ContrivedCoincidence: London is a ''huge'' metropolis as it is today. What has become of it in the movie is orders of magnitude larger, yet of all the places Doug and Melina could've dropped off the suspension freeway during the car chase, they happen to do so close enough to [[spoiler:Hauser's]] apartment that he can carry his unconscious saviour there no problem.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: London is a ''huge'' metropolis as it is today. What has become of it in the movie is orders of magnitude larger, yet of all the places Doug and Melina could've dropped off the suspension freeway during the car chase, they happen to do so close enough to [[spoiler:Hauser's]] apartment that he can carry his unconscious saviour her there no problem.problem.
** [[JustifiedTrope Possibly justified]], as a significant portion of London appears to be uninhabitable, and what is habitable is ''very'' tightly-packed.
16th Dec '16 1:33:54 PM Sumatris
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** That's actually up for debate, given that she's right next to Quaid when [[spoiler:Cohaagen's troops storm Mathias' hideout and shoot everyone in sight. Once the dust settles, all that's left standing is Quaid, Melinda and Mathias, and it's not exactly likely that Cohaagen's goons missed or overlooked our favourite hooker at that point.]]

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** That's actually up for debate, given that she's right next to Quaid when [[spoiler:Cohaagen's troops storm Mathias' hideout and shoot everyone in sight. Once the dust settles, all that's left standing is Quaid, Melinda Melina and Mathias, and it's not exactly likely that Cohaagen's goons missed or overlooked our favourite hooker at that point.]]
16th Dec '16 1:33:07 PM Sumatris
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* SpentShellsShower: The zero-g scenes have shells drifting around slowly as the character fire.

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** That's actually up for debate, given that she's right next to Quaid when [[spoiler:Cohaagen's troops storm Mathias' hideout and shoot everyone in sight. Once the dust settles, all that's left standing is Quaid, Melinda and Mathias, and it's not exactly likely that Cohaagen's goons missed or overlooked our favourite hooker at that point.]]
* SpentShellsShower: The zero-g scenes have shells drifting around slowly as the character fire. Given the Vector's insane rate of fire, it's not surprising that many other scenes involving them also include lots of brass flying about; the police assault on [[spoiler:Rekall]] is a good example.
16th Dec '16 1:22:35 PM Sumatris
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* BulletproofHumanShield: [[spoiler:In Doug's first fight with the Federal Police, he grabs one of the troopers and holds him as a shield while he shoots the rest of the squad. Justified in that the troopers are wearing body armor]].

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* BulletproofHumanShield: [[spoiler:In Doug's first fight with the Federal Police, he grabs one of the troopers and holds him as a shield while he shoots the rest of the squad. Justified in that the troopers are wearing body armor]]. Lori utilizes a variation of this trope with her synth detail by hiding behind the very resilient RidiculouslyHumanRobots during firefights.


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* ContrivedCoincidence: London is a ''huge'' metropolis as it is today. What has become of it in the movie is orders of magnitude larger, yet of all the places Doug and Melina could've dropped off the suspension freeway during the car chase, they happen to do so close enough to [[spoiler:Hauser's]] apartment that he can carry his unconscious saviour there no problem.


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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: The synth troopers not only look and move disturbingly human-like (what probably comes down to motion capture for their animations), they even frequently ''act'' like humans in ways and situations where they really shouldn't. They stop in the middle of firefights to look annoyed when they got hit, going as far as giving the offender a slow, menacing DeathGlare before resuming their attacks. Their marksman skills also [[ATeamFiring leave a lot to be desired]] for [[KillerRobot machines]] whose main purpose is to shoot guns. Finally, the synth that discovers [[spoiler:Quaid's bomb in the Fall]] really gives off an OhCrap impression before his unscheduled disassembly, which is quite a feat for a robot whose "face" is nothing more than a flat helmet-like visor displaying its combat status.
5th Nov '16 4:48:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Lori and Quaid/Hauser.
9th Aug '16 3:02:14 PM SeanMurrayI
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* FuturisticSuperhighway: The United Federation of Britain depicts London with an additional metropolis built on stilts above it, with a multi-layered system of roads threaded around. Ascending and descending between tiers seems to be via special elevators, and the cars can either float slightly above the surface of the roadways or hover suspended from the underside, doubling the capacity. This is in addition to the normal roads below and {{FutureCopter}}s around.
29th Jul '16 2:03:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Though played straight later, Cohaagen shows signs of this by [[spoiler:personally shooting the rebel leader Matthias almost immediately after detaining him]].
29th May '16 12:55:54 PM bohunk
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* DoingInTheWizard: The remake attempts to be more realistic in tone and setting.
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