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When the news reporter reports on the explosion, she mentions "Fremont". This is a nod to Len Wisemens hometown of Fremont, Ca. See more »
Cohaagen would have told the most senior officer, Lori, to not kill Hauser from the outset. And why send in his most senior officer to do such a mundane job as nursemaid to Quaid in the first place? See more »
This movie is one of those remakes which is not as good as the original 90s version. In other words it was pointless.
There is some continuing action that keeps one mildly engaged but the story is weak. The Arnie version had a clear and interesting plot with charm and wit remember "Sweetheart, be reasonable. After all, we're married!", "Consider this a divorce". Also the climax was grand and fascinating - the lack of oxygen bug eyed thing.
There are some vast multi level future cities that resemble an overcrowded Hong Kong or Shanghai. But the chase routines that race through them are repetitive after a while.
Kate Beckinsale's character kept popping back too many times and there is no reason why she is so relentless. Maybe just because her husband is the director. It was nice to see Jessica Biel in a big budget movie again. Colin Farrell plays a more regular guy than an action hero which is good but he doesn't have interesting lines to deliver.
Overall, see this if you want to but be warned it's not as good as the 90s version.
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