Kick-ass sci-fi action movie standing on it's own feet.
I have very little momories about the original done in 1992 so I didn't care to much about that, if it was on Mars or not... Like @Pdr
there are only two things it has in common "it´s is name and a 3 boobs woman"
that's it. So don't compare it to the 1992 version, otherwise you could be disappointed.
But here are 1 or 2 things... at the scanner (train-station) scene I couln't help but notice this red haired woman in the yellow jacket - which looked a lot like the Arnolds mask from the original. I believe it was not just a reference but they wanted to make you beleive it's him/her for a second :) and 1 minute later there is this advertising sign (glass) showing a man with sunglasses - this dude looks a lot like the Terminator, doesn't it!? Or mybe it's just me :)
Also they talked about Mars, so I'm pretty sure that if there's a sequel it will definitely play on Mars.
From the very beginning I noticed what a great combination the score (soundtrack) was, it really fitted great, also I love the way they used the light, very cool.
And the camera-work - OMG! The first shooting scene, after he was falling out of the chair.... CRAZY! Somebody please tell me how they did that!?
But what amazed me the most about this movie is the incredible design of the sets, the robots & the technology they displayed - it was beautifully done (this must have cost big-time).
The fall & jump stunts were awesome they really looked great, the fight-scenes were OK, maybe a bit to much flip around by Kate but still good. I have to say Kate Beckinsale was even more bad-ass then Bryan Cranston (alias: Heisenberg with hair). The acting overall was good, nothing to complain about but nothing special either.
I enjoyed the twists & especially the time not knowing if he's dreaming or not.
But if the movie would have stopped 3 minutes earlier...
at the black scene with the voices - it would have been top-notch! The last 2 scenes were needless.