Although one of these new trailers appears way sillier than the other, the two are nonetheless joined by a single common thread. Their use of overly-pulpy CGI spectacle makes both upcoming movies look like a great deal of mindless fun. Yet only of them promises to deliver action-packed excitement.
This low-budget movie can be summed up in one high-concept line: “Nazis living in on the dark side of the moon since WWII return to power by invading Earth in the year 2018.” Don’t tell me you don’t want to see that! I want to preorder tickets right now. As ridiculous and stupid as this concept may sound, I badly want to see this absurdity, with crazy-good CG visuals throughout. It stars Udo Kier as the brilliantly-named Wolfgang Kortzfleisch, for crying out loud! It also comes from Timo Vuorensola, the Finnish director of the parody series ‘Star Wreck’. Yup, I’m sold!
Coming from Len Wiseman, who has yet to significantly impress me, I’m not too sure about this remake. Paul Verhoeven’s original version is already great. I also don’t care for the fact that Phillip K. Dick’s name is somehow attached, when any knowledgeable fan can easily see the script is obviously based on Dan O’Bannon and Ron Shusett’s story idea from the last movie (which had little to do with Dick’s short story). I’m not implying that I won’t see it in theaters, because the preview actually looks promising and somewhat exciting, but I’m being very cautious about this remake and keeping my expectations low. Hopefully, and probably likely, I will be pleasantly surprised. The trailer does look cool.
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