I watched the remake of Total Recall last night. I just cannot believe how awful it was. It makes the original look like a masterpiece...which in a cheesy Arnold way it was. But this was amazingly bad. They literally took the story out and replaced it with an hour or so of running, jumping, glowering and exploding.
I'm just staggered by this choice because they had such a great story to build on and they chose to take it out. Now consider this. The makers of this movie chose to remove the story from a classic of science fiction in favor of what turned out to be extremely bland and poorly executed action sequences. I know I shouldn't be shocked or faintly surprised... I think it was the bare faced cynicism of this movie that shocked me.
Please. Next psycho gunman in the US. Don't go to a cinema and shoot it up. Go to a Hollywood Studio where they filming a remake or a board game adaption and go nuts on them. You'll actually be doing the world a service.