Written August 03, 2012
Does not stray from the original too much. The leading ladies definitely steal the show. If you enjoyed Blade Runner, IRobot and 5thElement, you will enjoy the movie alot.
Written August 11, 2012
GReat Move. This was a nicely created re-work of the classic original. The twists that were added actually improved on the "believability" over the original. THere was enough difference, actually, to qualify it as a totally different movie.
The story line kept moving very well. The elevator scene had me holding my breath even.
Definately two thumbs up!
Written August 26, 2016
This remake was not as good as the first back in 1990. With nearly 22 years to get it right, key changes to the story line prevented it from being as good as we had anticipated it to be. The actors are top notch, but even when you know the plot in advance, the movie must still develop the characters!
Written August 04, 2012
A movie about the love of a man for a woman -- in this case the man is action movie director Len Wiseman and the woman is his wife, action movie goddess Kate Beckinsale. She's the bad guy here, and she gets all the best lines, poses, moments: the movie worships her, and I am now definitely a convert. Apart from Beckinsale, there's not too much that is outstanding about the movie (though the action sequences are nicely done), and it has absolutely nothing of the wit and genius of the original. As a sci-fi movie, it doesn't really earn its right to exist, but as a Beckinsale vehicle it will more than do.
Written May 03, 2016
What an excellent remake of an intriguing story. The plot was easier to follow, the characters were well portrayed, and the scenery was certainly eye-popping. More complete explanations of , well, everything provided a much more cohesive story line. Certainly an enjoyable diversion with great special effects to keep you on your seat for the entire film. Great soundtrack and music, too.