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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day gets its ass to Mars!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

I’ve talked about my love for Paul Verhoeven many times before, even this particular movie, so I won’t bore you with too much of my blatherings on the man and on his flicks, but when I got this photo from reader Marko Marin I put it at the top of my “must feature” stack.

You see, this photo features two things very close to my heart: Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall and Rob Bottin. I love some make-up pics and this is one of the great ones.

”You’ve got a lot of nerve showing your face around here, Hauser.” "Look who’s talking!" Enjoy and click to embiggen!




Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic features the silhouette of one of our greatest directors!

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  • March 3, 2011, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Give da people da ayahh!

    by I_Snake_Plissken

  • March 3, 2011, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Hitch tomorrow

    by proevad

    That was too easy.

  • March 3, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST

    And by the way...

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    Best Michael Ironside subtle growl moment of all time.

  • March 3, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST

    See you at da party, Richter!

    by Silent Mark

  • March 3, 2011, 7:15 p.m. CST


    by dopepope

  • March 3, 2011, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Clevah gurrl.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    If things have gone wroang, I'm talking to myself and you have a wet towel arownd yoah head.

  • March 3, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Good, because otherwise I'll erase your ass

    by Denty420

    Why the fuck they're even contemplating remaking this I'll never know.

  • March 3, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST can tie me up?

    by King_Knut

  • March 3, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST

    You think this is the real Quaid?

    by ORIONgods

  • March 3, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Open your mind. Open your miiiiiiiiiiind.

    by King_Knut

  • March 3, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    He's just living out the secret agent part of his implant.

    by King_Knut

  • March 3, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    What abowt da guy yoah labotomized?

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Did he get a refond?

  • March 3, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    We've got a another schizoid embolism.

    by King_Knut

  • March 3, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Get ready for a surprise!

    by King_Knut

  • March 3, 2011, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Hey man, I got five kids to feed.

    by King_Knut

  • March 3, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Ooppen your miiiiiiind

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    Right after taking a massive bong-hit, my college roommate always sounded a bit like Kuato

  • March 3, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST

    You sayin' she liked it?

    by Fuzzyjefe

    No...I'm sure she hated every minute of it.

  • March 3, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Look who's talking.

    by King_Knut

  • March 3, 2011, 7:23 p.m. CST

    If I'm naht me, den who da hell am i?

    by King_Knut

  • March 3, 2011, 7:23 p.m. CST

    TWwwwooooo WEeeekkks

    by FraDolcino

  • March 3, 2011, 7:23 p.m. CST

    what about the guy you labotamized...did he get a rrrefund?

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • March 3, 2011, 7:23 p.m. CST

    No, I'm sure she hated every minute!

    by King_Knut

  • March 3, 2011, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Uhm... that dude isnt in the movie, guys.

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    The prosthetic they're working on here later is used on an adult woman. "Tony" doesn't wear this - instead, he gets himself a one-eyed vagina faced prosthetic. seriously - you all should know this.

  • March 3, 2011, 7:24 p.m. CST

    How did I get in dis taxi?

    by Fuzzyjefe

    The door got in.

  • March 3, 2011, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Ya blabbed, Quaid! Ya blabbed about Mars!

    by Denty420

  • March 3, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Uhm... rkdn?

    by King_Knut

    Yes, we do all know this. The thing is, no-one here gives a fuck. Seriously. Not even a little bit.

  • March 3, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST

    That was your wife?

    by Denty420

    What a bitch.

  • March 3, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST

    You're in a johnnycab!

    by King_Knut

  • March 3, 2011, 7:27 p.m. CST

    The fare is 18 credits please!

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Sue me, deekhedd.

  • March 3, 2011, 7:29 p.m. CST

    You like Melina, right?

    by Denty420

    Well, you get to fuck her every night. That's right, she's going to be Hauser's babe.

  • March 3, 2011, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Recall! Recall Recall!

    by BBSloth

  • March 3, 2011, 7:42 p.m. CST

    ill bust his balls

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • March 3, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    welcome to maaars maaan

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • March 3, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Who gives a shit what you believe?

    by Out of your element

    In 30 seconds you'll be dead, and I'll blow this place to hell and be back in time for cornflakes.

  • March 3, 2011, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Quaid... Quaid...

    by WeakThirdAct

    start the reactor... free Mars... *BANG*

  • March 3, 2011, 8:05 p.m. CST

    .."..I'll be home in time for corn flakes."

    by spire_walk

  • March 3, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Watching Ned Beaty being a bad ass on Robocop right now

    by john

    This guy rivals Rickman on the bad guy stakes

  • March 3, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Y'know, practical effects really aren't as awesome as I remember them...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...I really hate how the movements on creatures were so stiff and puppet-y, it always sort of creeped me out, really.

  • March 3, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Hey I didn't know George Harrison did movie makeup!

    by TheMcflyFarm

    Let alone two of him!

  • March 3, 2011, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Phonetic Schwartzeneggerese...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...Reading it makes my eyes bleed, man! Hearing it in anything longer than a post-kill quip is even worse on my ears. How did you Californians put up with this guy for 7 years, anyway? Especially since he killed California. Like I should talk though, I'm stuck in Florida with a governor who looks like a cross between Max Headroom and Voldemort and who's big plan to attract jobs to the state is to fire everybody.

  • March 3, 2011, 8:36 p.m. CST

    It's not George Harrison!

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    The 2nd guy leaning in is actually George Lucas, but it was before his nose job (and during the period of his career where he was moonlighting as a 70's porn star).

  • March 3, 2011, 8:40 p.m. CST

    See you at the party, Richter!!

    by stu_pickles

  • March 3, 2011, 8:40 p.m. CST

    I didn't know Maggie Gyllenhaal was in total recall

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    and what a dedicated actress to shave her head like that

  • March 3, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST

    damn it, silent mark

    by stu_pickles

  • March 3, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST

    I had forgotten that Jason Voorhees was in this

    by I_Snake_Plissken

  • March 3, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST

    I had forgotten that Jason Voorhees was in this

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    I had forgotten that Jason Voorheees was in this

  • March 3, 2011, 8:46 p.m. CST

    total recall IS better than inception

    by Billy_D_Williams

    bc it is firing an all cylinders and never lets up, stays with its conviction, is air tight...inception is spotty, nolan is not very good with action sequences, most of the movie is exposition-like, and the snow sequence is near recall on the other hand is, as charlie sheen would say, "winning"

  • March 3, 2011, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Melting Owl, Unsociable Hammer

    by TheJudger

    "Kick you in the Nuts and Eat out your Girlfreind" - Neil Cumpston "Gordon Has a Beer and Cheats on his Wife" Is slam on the The Aronofsky/Miller Batman Year 1 script that almost was filmed. AICN leaked some of the plot info on the script and the TB'ers took the Cheating/Beer plot to heart. "Danny Glovers DickBlood" A pretty funny TB'er here who's TB handle was mentioned on Latenight With Conan by Judd Apatow. You Youngy Dungies don't know these things, because you were not here back then. I have been here in some form or another since 1997. I will continue to be here in some form or another until I am dead or this site commits seppuku.

  • March 3, 2011, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Melina was uber hawt.That latina actress had amazing eyes.

    by KilliK

  • March 3, 2011, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Guys there is right now an american reality show

    by KilliK

    on the greek tv,called Dead Tenants which is about a group of scientists and mediums who hunt ghosts and i swear to God,one of the three mediums in the show, is exactly like the TWO WEEKS robot-face woman in Total Recall.

  • March 3, 2011, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Family Plot

    by Deep13


  • March 3, 2011, 9:34 p.m. CST

    turd exactly that,TR is way better than Inception.

    by KilliK

    The mindfuck with mixing dreams and reality in Inception was really NON-existent and i am really shocked with the stupidity of the audience who passed Nolan's trick with the top in the finale of the movie,as some kind of great mystery which is left opened for the audience to interpret it in their own way and to decide what really happened in the movie !!!! Whereas in TR the reality and the dream is mixed up so ingeniously and in a such non-obvious way,that even after so many years people are still discussing and theorizing if it was all a dream,or the reality or both. TR >> Inception. FACT.

  • March 3, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Whatever happened to Rob Bottin

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • March 3, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST

    The last thing I saw his name on was probably Fight Club

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    A shame CGI has killed the makeup industry (funny how Rick Baker won an Oscar for Wolfman, and every clip shown was 100% CGI adn 0% latex applicances).

  • March 3, 2011, 9:40 p.m. CST

    angry, red, planet...

    by frank cotton

    alright, why, is it so damn quiet in here? frank? FRANK! nap time's over, get back, to the console! move, move, move! YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE, and THE LINE BEGINS TO BLUR, NINE INCH NAILS, WITH_TEETH, VALENTINE'S DAY, MARILYN MANSON, HOLYWOOD [IN THE SHADOW OF THE VALLEY OF DEATH], WASTING AWAY, NAILBOMB, POINT BLANK, and LAST EXIT (just in case you, ain't, like, quite got my point, yet),by, PEARL JAM, from their, VITALOGY cd/album/disc. ask yourselves this, if, you would...why, for what, possible reason, would god, why, whatever god you please, why, would he/she or any, god, want, to spend, ETERNITY, with, a bunch of, losers, who are too damn scared to, even LOOK HIM IN THE FACE! WOULD YOU? god WANTED you, to, rebel, wanted you, to, THINK, for YOURSELVES, to, learn logic, and, reason, to, use as tools to, build a better future for, yourselves. do you, really want to, just sit around naked, in, the yard, FOREVER? sure, might, be fun for, a while, but, not all that long. no tv, no lights, no microwave popcorn, no bug spray, no radio, no nothing, NO FUCKING POINT! this, 'heaven' you, imagine, this 'garden' you, want to, go back to, it's just a, fantasy. it's, an endless loop, a, closed system, a, dead end. stagnant and, lifeless. is, that, what you, really want? SHEEP, out to pasture, all calm and mild. meek. you know, don't you, what happens to, sheep, don't you? ever heard, PINK FLOYD's ANIMALS? think, folks, what do we, do, with lambs, what do we, lead, them to? TO SLAUGHTER. that's what. duh. you want to, be all meek, and shit? well, that's what, you'll get, that's what, the meek, get, they, get, SHIT! you know, what, they inherit? uh, the earth? as in, uh, the planet? FUCK NO, THEY DON'T! what they DO, get is, consolation prize, the earth, as in, FUCKING DIRT! and that's, all that will be left, for you meek, mild, motherfuckers, if the, DOGS, get their way, NOTHING, BUT, DIRT! SCORCHED, FUCKING, EARTH. and guess, what we'll burn, for, fuel then, when the trees are, all, gone? can ya? can ya, guess what we'll, have left, to burn? plenty of, in, fact...why, THE BODIES! of, the DEAD! of, the, LUCKY ones! and, NOTHING ELSE! no where left, to bury them, no forests, no, no more, forests, not this, time. so, we'll, just, burn 'em all, every, single last one of, them, so, we won't, freeze, to death, on, our lifeless, rock, and, won't that, won't that, be, be, fun? no? not even, a little? you uh, sure? OF COURSE, NOT, YOU FUCKIN' IDIOTS! but don't let me, get in your, way, if that's what, you, want, if that's, your, choice. have at it. it's all bought, and paid for, with, your blood, your, sweat, and your, tears, and it's all, yours.

  • March 3, 2011, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Get your Ass to Mars

    by KilliK

    Get your Ass to Mars Get your Ass to Mars Get your Ass to Mars Get your Ass to Mars

  • March 3, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    "Congradulations, that's the best mind fuck yet."

    by DickBallsworth

  • March 3, 2011, 10:18 p.m. CST


    by Billy_D_Williams

    "Whereas in TR the reality and the dream is mixed up so ingeniously and in a such non-obvious way,that even after so many years people are still discussing and theorizing if it was all a dream,or the reality or both." exactly, thats the genius of verhoven, he made it so batshit insane, that it could easily have all been just a dream, but its also played so straight that it just as easily could be reality. inception's ambiguity wasn't really earned, because you know exactly when you're in a dream versus reality...unless the entire movie is an inception on cobb, which doesn't make any sense, since there is no "dr. edgemar scene" to present that possibility.

  • March 3, 2011, 10:20 p.m. CST

    my friend, in five minutes you

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • March 3, 2011, 10:21 p.m. CST

    my friend in five minutes you wont give a shit about the people

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • March 3, 2011, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Fitting pic considering another PKD adaptation is opening tomorrow

    by MooseMalloy

  • March 3, 2011, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Schwarzenegger's best film

    by Phimseto

    Conan was perhaps his best role (or the Terminator), but in terms of combining direction/supporting cast/music/effects/script and everything else across the board, Total Recall is Arnold's objectively best film. And it holds up like a dream some twenty-one years later.

  • March 3, 2011, 10:33 p.m. CST

    "Hahahahaha, you think I am da real Quaid?"

    by Ben_Richards_Bomb_Collar

    I AM.

  • March 3, 2011, 10:34 p.m. CST

    athletic, sleazy

    by Generalcatburd


  • March 3, 2011, 10:38 p.m. CST


    by Fuzzyjefe

    he's NOT A TOOMAH!!!

  • March 3, 2011, 10:45 p.m. CST

    total recall makes todays action films look like fuckin' romper room

    by Billy_D_Williams

    verhoven is sorely missed...can you imagine if he directed Transformers???

  • March 3, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    verhoven for the new punisher movie

    by ORIONgods

  • March 3, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Prosthetic tri-boobs or GTFO

    by Clavius

    Find me a btspotd of THAT!

  • March 3, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Jahh! Ah rehmembah dish! Dis wuz duh saame day

    by UltraTron

    daht we doow duh mahkeup dere wit da threeh tittee gurhll

  • March 3, 2011, 11:11 p.m. CST

    I'd also like to see a bts pic of...

    by Clavius

    the scene where Arnie pulls the ping-pong ball out of his nose. "When you heah da crunch, youah deah."

  • March 3, 2011, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Re: billy_d_williams

    by Clavius

    Word! Friendship knuckles to you on that!

  • March 3, 2011, 11:50 p.m. CST

    How do you like your women? Be honest.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks


  • March 3, 2011, 11:52 p.m. CST

    I think this movie started the trend of Michael Ironside

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    losing his arms in movies.

  • March 3, 2011, 11:59 p.m. CST

    charlie sheen approves of this thread

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • March 4, 2011, 12:39 a.m. CST

    It warms my heart to...

    by Rhuragh a thread like this. Total Recall was such a great movie. It's a hard call, but yeah, I think Total Recall was better than Inception. Only barely though. Total Recall manages to keep it's ambiguity (is it a dream, or isn't it?) through the end, whereas Inception doesn't. Particularly if there's going to be a sequel (they're not going to throw away the events of the first film by making them a dream). Oh, and for good measure... See you at the party, Richter!

  • March 4, 2011, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Gif dees peeple aihhh

    by Han Cholo

    Alot of you so-called Total Recall geeks can't even get the movie quotes right.

  • March 4, 2011, 1:29 a.m. CST

    The 13th Floor > Inception

    by imagin78

    I finally got around to seeing Inception. Holy shit! That is one overrated film. Total Recall is superior to that self-satisfied movie in every conceivable fashion.

  • March 4, 2011, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Total Recall

    by tomimt

  • March 4, 2011, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Didn't mean to post just the title

    by tomimt

    I wanted to add this as well: <3

  • March 4, 2011, 2:23 a.m. CST

    "heey Maaan I'm one of you"

    by teddy_duchamp

  • March 4, 2011, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Gif dees peeple aihhh!!!!

    by Han Cholo

    Yknow, some of you guys are supposedly Total Recall geeks and you can't even get the movie quote right? WTF? <p> poster above me for example, it's actually: "Hey man, don't worry about me, I'm on your side." <p> All of Benny's quotes are wrong dammit!!!

  • March 4, 2011, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Hey man, let me ask you something......

    by Han Cholo

    You ever FUCK a mutant? Man, I know these siamese twins, you won't know whether you're comin or goin <p> I'm gonna drill you sucka!!! I'm gonna grind you up!!!

  • March 4, 2011, 2:35 a.m. CST


    by Han Cholo


  • March 4, 2011, 2:37 a.m. CST

    You think dis is de reel Quaid?

    by Han Cholo

    "It is" <p> Get it right, dammit!!! Seriously, this is one of my pet peeves. I'm high and I'm pissed!!

  • March 4, 2011, 2:42 a.m. CST

    secret much is that?

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • March 4, 2011, 2:43 a.m. CST

    you blew my cover...aaargh

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • March 4, 2011, 3:29 a.m. CST

    "Ich habe ein Schloss"

    by Roderich

    Total Recall holds another, sad record: The worst german translation ever in a motion picture! F.e. when Richter's top-henchman scans for Quaid with his scanner-device he finds him and tells Richter correctly: "I have a lock!" Although "lock" often means a lock to a door, in this case it obviously means a completed scan. Not so for the german translators, who let him call "Ich habe ein Schloß (I have a castle)", which does not make any sense at all and is cringe making stupid. As "scanning" and "lock" are difficult to translate as there is no german equivalent, a short "I have found him" would have sufficed. <p> "Ich habe ein Schloß" is so stupid and senseless it physically hurts. At least me and others who gave up on synchronized versions a long time ago, this superblooper being one of the main reasons.

  • March 4, 2011, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Chick Fight

    by MrMajestic

    I can't believe no one mentioned that awesome Sharon Stone/Rachel Ticotin fight in that movie. It kicked crazy ass. And BTW I love all of Verhoeven's magnificent unofficial future trilogy: Robocop, Total Recall and Starship Troopers.

  • March 4, 2011, 5:20 a.m. CST

    Best Part...

    by Charles_Corkey_Thatcher

    When the shit is hitting the fan in Venusville and the rebels are hiding Arnold right before he goes into the secret passageway he stops and says "Thank you Tony" in a very heartfelt way. Tony responds by grunting. I don't know why but that just gets me every time. Thank you vagina faced man who hated me three minutes ago. Thank you.

  • March 4, 2011, 6:02 a.m. CST

    I've met Michael Ironside...

    by ChickenStu

    Nicest, friendliest celebrity ever, and he had a SMILE on his face! Fucking unbelievable. Never got over that. I was expecting him to be mean and surly.

  • March 4, 2011, 7:21 a.m. CST

    oh rekall

    by KilliK

    rekall rekaall rekaaall

  • March 4, 2011, 7:57 a.m. CST

    I was gonna say "BENNYYYYY!! SCREWWW YOUUUUU!!"

    by Astronut

    but like, buttstank beat me to it.

  • March 4, 2011, 8:01 a.m. CST

    God there are more memorable quotes in this movie

    by Astronut

    than I think ANY OTHER ARNOLD FILM EVER. And that's saying a LOT! Give da people dare air Benny!! Screw You!! Look who's talking I'll be home in time for corn flakes Get your ass to Mahhs Twooo weeeeks I got five kids ta feed Ever f*** a mutant? Consider idda divoace Recall! Recall! Recall! Clevah girl I know I left a bunch out but those are some of the ones I remember. Er, recall.

  • March 4, 2011, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Let me just say one more thing

    by Astronut

    This goes on my list of Top 10 Sci-fi Films Ever, EASILY AND WITHOUT A MOMENTS HESITATION. I just watched it again last week for like the 20th time. All the planets were in allignment for this one. The direction The actors The dialog The set design The makeup The special effects (for the most part) The plot The action The soundtrack The devious twists and turns (many great films have this) The overall "vibe" I can't believe some greedy ass-hats in Hollywood are going to attempt to remake this film and do it even 1/10th as well. God almighty. Good luck.

  • March 4, 2011, 8:11 a.m. CST


    by Astronut

    LOL RE: "Thank you, Tony." I always think the exact same thing you wrote every time that scene comes up!! haha

  • March 4, 2011, 8:16 a.m. CST

    turd I agree

    by Astronut

    total recall is.... yes, IS better than Inception. By a mile. Sorry, I love me some Inception but IMO it's a 7.5 or an 8... Total Recall is a damn near a 10 in my book.

  • March 4, 2011, 8:19 a.m. CST


    by Astronut


  • March 4, 2011, 8:22 a.m. CST

    by Astronut

    Get your Ass to Mars Get your Ass to Mars Get your Ass to Mars Get your Ass to Mars Get your Ass to Mars Get your Ass to Mars... Get your Ass to Mars............ * TRANSITION TO AMAZING PANORAMIC SHOT OF MARS * This movie is freaking 1 in a million, lightning in a bottle that will never be matched in its special brand of greatness. I would sign my life to the truth of this statement.

  • March 4, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST

    I have someone i want you to meet

    by KilliK

    Who is it this time? my mother?

  • March 4, 2011, 9:29 a.m. CST

    ˆ LOL!!

    by Astronut

    Another great line.

  • March 4, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST

    The Len Wiseman Total Recall film will be great

    by Arnold Van Seagal

    Only in Len Wiseman's mind. Why is this happening?

  • And doing a great job at playing the badass Hank Shrader.

  • March 4, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Cmon Baby, You know you're the gurl of my dweams.


    I always loved the part where they enter the reactor and talk about how it will make air and can save the residents of Venusville if they turn it on quick enough....and then they start walking.

  • You call dis a delusion! (holds up bloody hands)

  • March 4, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day gets it in the ass on Mars!

    by AsimovLives

  • March 4, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    "I want a vroom, please!"

    by AsimovLives

  • March 4, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    relax'll like being Hauser

    by Billy_D_Williams

    the guy's a fucking asshole

  • March 4, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    asimov, don't be mockin' the Recall..

    by openthepodbaydoorshal


  • Would I even go looking for anyone other than Verhoeven? Make more movies, man!

  • March 4, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    "C'mon. Don't Buuhl-shit me."

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

  • March 4, 2011, 2:49 p.m. CST

    "Yah think dis is dah real Quaid? It is." BANG!

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

  • March 4, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    You are not you..... you are me

    by Han Cholo

    No shit....

  • March 4, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    To me TOTALL RECALL is more fun than INCEPTION

    by lv_426

    but Inception was more emotionally satisfying. Both are great though. TOTAL RECALL remake sounds like a dumb idea. I hope it never gets made.

  • March 4, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    FUCK YEAH, Total Recall is a thousand times better than Inception

    by Han Cholo

    Total Recall is the movie Inception wanted to be but imploded on itself because it was too smart for its own good. I understand what Nolan was trying to do but the balance between action and development made it boring and the payoff wasn't worth the pace the movie had set for itself. <p> While Total Recall''s story isn't as cerebral as Inception's, the writing is fantastic and goes beyond what a summer type blockbuster usually is, meaning explosions instead of story. <p> Total Recall is perfect because of the balance between the story and character development versus the action. And it all fits together perfectly as there is no action for action's sake nor does it sacrifice story in any way whatsoever. Plus it keeps you guessing even after the movie is over whether Quaid was on his ego trip at Rekall or if he experienced everything in reality, whereas Inception spoon fed you the ending with Cobb's top faltering.

  • March 4, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Inception was not emotionally satisfying

    by KilliK

    the irony in that movie is that the most emotional scene happened to be the dying father-crying son scene from the subplot near the end of the film,and not the emotional scenes of the protagonist.

  • March 4, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Pissing on INCEPTION just to look kewl is just stupid.

    by AsimovLives

    You want to be cool? Piss on the shitty movies that everybody loves.

  • March 4, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Remaking TOTAL RECALL is a dumb idea if their intention is to copy the movie. But if they go closer to what the movie was inicially suposed to be, before Arnold was attached to the movie, then you would see a pretty different movie then what we got. In that regard, remaking TOTAL RECALL is not actually a bad idea. For you to know why, just read the original story it's based upon, the short story that Philip K. Dick wrote called "WE CAN REMEMBER IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE".

  • March 4, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST



    Agreed, The Father/Son scene in the hospital room was way more emotional than any scenes involving Leo and the wife.

  • March 4, 2011, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Nothing cool about it.

    by imagin78

    Not trying to be cool. Inception is just not a very good film. Easily the worst thing Nolan has made. Meaningless action scenes. Dry exposition. Two-dimensional characters. Couldn't wait for it end.

  • March 4, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Total Recall is better than Inception because...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    it perfectly balances the action and the cerebral elements of the film...unlike Inception, where the action is pretty dull and pedestrian and the cerebral stuff is front and center screaming for attention...i maintain Nolan cannot shoot action and he's essentially made an action film...whereas Total Recall's action shoots to new heights of spectacle and batshit absurdity, Verhoven injects the theme into the style, as opposed to Nolan who injects the theme into the dialogue, making it a talky bore of a film...dont get me wrong, I liked inception, but Verhoven killed it...Nolan needs to stick to thrillers like Memento cause the guy cant shoot a proper action scene to save his life.

  • I recall (no pun intended) reading that somewhere. Gotta give Goldsmith a shout here... I think he was equally as good as John Williams. Seriously. His work on the "Star Trek" movies was spot on, and the work he did with Joe Dante (especially on the highly underrated "Innerspace" and the little seen "Explorers") was traditional, without feeling forced. Dude was a rare talent and is sorely missed. Wish there was someone working in Hollywood who's like him. Hans Zimmer is good and all, but I find him somewhat gimmicky, and better suited to high concept stuff. Goldsmith was one of the few that could just about do ANYTHING.

  • March 4, 2011, 6:06 p.m. CST

    JG was not as good as JW.he was better.

    by KilliK

    and indeed his TR ost is one of his best works.

  • March 4, 2011, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Ned Beatty?

    by MegaBaz

    Think you mean Ronny Cox, tittytwister, Ned Beatty is not in Robocop (unless he was in ED-209.). Fucking love Total Recall, probably the last great effects film that didn't have too much overly clever CGI in it, just a lot of people all working at the top of their game. It was also one of the best movie experiences I EVER had because, in those heady pre-internet days, I knew literally nothing about the film other than the title, star and director. A mate (thanks Toby!) helped me blag my way into a very early press screening at 20th Century Fox's little private underground cinema in Soho Square in London, with free food and beer on offer. I couldn't BELIEVE how good it was, made even better by the fact that all my friends had to wait over a month before it was eventually released. Good times! We were also given a press pack, which contained the first news I ever heard about Universal Soldier, putting two of the 'big four' muscle men together in a movie. That period around 1982-1992 of all the massive action films, what a blast!

  • March 4, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Brilliantly funny talkback as well

    by MegaBaz

    Should mention that!

  • But NO REMAKE.

  • March 4, 2011, 7:20 p.m. CST

    TR > Inception?

    by TheMark

    I actually checked out of Inception during the explanation of the totems. So, no one's ever allowed to touch your totem otherwise it fucks with your reality, right? Except that Ken Watanabe totally played with Leo's totem at the beginning--which, obviously is before they explain how the whole thing works to the rest of the audience but this scene to me is such a HUGE error on the level of the scene in The Dark Knight where Batman saves Maggie Turtle-haal and leaves the Joker in his fucking apartment and CUT to the next day.

  • March 4, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Also, I am still giggling at...

    by TheMark

    Watanabe playing with Leo's totem. Rawr.

  • I LIKE BOTH!!!

  • March 5, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Just saw Starship Troopers on cable again...

    by ufoclub1977

    What a great satirical movie that is also a loving tribute to late 70's early 80's television scifi shows (namely "Battlestar Galactica" and "Buck Rogers"). Oh and those are some great effects.... "Would you like to more?"It's kind of as good as "THX-1138"s "Could you be more specific?"

  • March 5, 2011, 9:09 p.m. CST make me wish I had 3 hands...

    by diseptikon

    BTW Sharon Stone was officially my first gee dad I think I would like to have sex with her, thanks for taking me to the movies, chick.

  • March 6, 2011, 4:32 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Actually, no. Jerry Goldsmith considered his score for Ridley Scott's LEGEND to be his best film score work of his career.

  • March 6, 2011, 4:35 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I once read an article in the Premier magazine about the shooting of TOTAL RECALL, and Verhoeven used so many squibs in that movie (it set a record back then) that the film crew that to wear head to toe overcoats and they had to use plastic covers for the camera and the lenses during the action scenes.

  • March 6, 2011, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Asimovlives... I read it somewhere OK?

    by ChickenStu

    fuck off.

  • I would see that

  • Becasue just when i find a good excuse to turn my back comptlly on Zimmer and declare him an hack, he pulls a brillant score. He's confusing and frustrating that way. I can't be a fan of his, nor can i be a basher.

  • March 6, 2011, 5:29 a.m. CST

    This TOTAL RECALL vs INCEPTION shit is just dumb.

    by AsimovLives

    As if it would be impossible to like both!

  • March 6, 2011, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Those were the days...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...when big budget R-rated movies were great and endlessly quotable... I miss those days...

  • March 6, 2011, 11:47 a.m. CST


    by imagin78

    It is impossible. Inception is shit. The Zimmer score and the visual effects are the only saving graces for that claptrap.

  • March 7, 2011, 4:06 a.m. CST

    I fucking love this film

    by Nomoredirtyanything

    Verhoeven created a bombastic masterpiece. Again....