Thursday, April 10, 2014

Past, Present, and well... Future.

As we all know, there have been a number of movies that were made in the past and then were remade to keep up with the times and the changes in technology. One movie in particular that I thought fit well was Total Recall.

The original Total Recall, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, was made in 1990. Clearly there wasn't a lot of technology for CGI back then so a lot of the props and sets were created by hand. Adding more labor and obviously more time into making the movie. Just watching the trailer, you can tell that there are some cool effects, but compared to the new one... Well. It doesn't compare. Take a look at the two trailers and see what you think.

This is the 1990 Trailer:

Here is the 2012 Trailer:

So just watching the two of these you can clearly see that there are advancements in the CGI and animations and what not. In the newer movie, the car chasing scene, Pretty much all CGI and effects because we don't have flying cars or highways that are suspended in mid-air.

The point I'm trying to get at is that advancements have helped to improve movies to make them better and to make them more exciting. Especially when there is a 22 year difference between the original and the new.

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