30-Day Smackdown: Which Will Make More, "Prometheus" or "Total Recall (2012)"?
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IN OUR HUMBLE OPINION, it’s almost unfair to pit anyone against master sci-fi genius director Ridley Scott (we were gonna include a list of his greatest hits here, but it’s impossible to keep it brief). But in terms of numbers, Total Recall can compete with Prometheus as a sci-fi thriller that hearkens back to retro roots. While Total Recall is a remake of the 1990 classic (itself inspired by a short story from another scifi legend Philip K. Dick), Prometheus is a space-based prequel to Scott’s epic Alien (1979). Prometheus definitely has the right director here, but Total Recall has a competitive, star-filled cast that includes Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel. Typically, remakes several decades later don’t tend to fare very well at the box office, so we’re leaning toward Prometheus here on the basis of its previous installments and its directors’ cachet alone.