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Monotracer Goes Futuristic in Total Recall

Posted on the 16 January 2013 by Freeplanet @CUST0D1AN
Monotracer goes futuristic in Total Recall
that's a picture of it, in the recent remake of TOTAL RECALL (based on Philip K Dick's We Can Remember It For You Wholesale). What am I talking about? The Monotracer from Swiss cockpit-bike-maker Peraves.
The big crime about this film wasn't The Fall coring through the earth's plasma center on its daily commute, nor the bland action-based storyline that just drummed along at a tedious pace for one and a half hours, nor the flat acting skills displayed by core participants Farrell and the Beckinsale/Beal twins.
Though the "two weeks," fat woman customs scene and the triple-breasted hooker "you're gonna wish you had three hands," scene provided chucklesome nods to the original Paul Verhoeven version of this film.

No, the real crime was, while they cleverly conspired to hide the 'stabiliser wheels' of the Monotracer, they neglected to involve that gorgeous thing in one of the many chase sequences this film was built of. That was the real crime, that we didn't see that beauty racing through cyber-future United Federation British streets being chased by (armed) robot-driven versions. Imagine the adrenalin rush. Imagine the heads-up display beamed onto the fighter-jet-cockpit-like interior surface of the Monotracer. Imagine the gun/missile pods popping out all over the place. Anyway, fancy spotting this on the freeway:

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