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Was it a letdown that the remake didn't take place on Mars?


Was neither mentioned(like the original story) or took place there(like 1990).

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The remake was a letdown period.

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Mostly because there usually isn't a good reason to remake.

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haven't seen it

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The 2012 version might have been okay as its own film. As a remake of 1990 Total Recall, it’s absolutely a trainwreck and a complete joke. Not setting the film on mars and instead crafting some giant elevator shaft that goes through the earth’s core is mindblowingly stupid and probably should’ve been the primary focus of the film.

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Perhaps a movie where someone else has been Total Recalled would've been better.

The changes 1990 made to the original short story really can't be improve upon.

The film taking place on Mars think added a bit more scope.

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The remake was just garbage with or without Mars.

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One of those remakes that infuriates people by it's existence.

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yeah, I remember watching this and all the while thinking it was about Mars, and remembering that, what the hell, feeling when the first cues that it was not came onscreen.

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Just a generic dystopian setting.

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i liked the film

and it wasnt really generic setting, it was pretty obviously "future China" although they changed the onscreen maps in post, to pretend it was actually set in "future Australia"

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