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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Movie Review: Total Recall (2012)

If you could have the memories of a place or activity, without the physical harm or even leave the chair would you? This film, released in August 2012 showed us a future where that was possible.

Len Wiseman directed this 118 minute action/adventure/sci-fi.

The cast in this futuristic flick is, Colin Farrell as Douglas Quaid/Carl Hauser, Kate Beckinsale as Lori Quaid, Jessica Biel as Melina, Bokeem Woodbine as Harry, Bryan Cranston as Cohaagen, Bill Nighy as Matthias and John Cho as McClane.

In the future, earth is almost uninhabitable. People have broken into two territories, the USB (United Federation of Britain) and the Colony. Douglas Quaid is a happily married factory worker. Between his
reoccurring nightmare and the glum of life, he thinks about trying Rekall. There your able to experience anything you want, spy, cheat on your wife/husband. The whole time never leaving the Rekall room, you pay for the (false) permanent memories. Hearing both that the process is safe and dangerous, he decides to go ahead and do it. In a matter of minutes he will remember being a spy, then back home safe he'll go... so much for plans. Police kick in the door of Rekall, open fire and try to arrest him. On the run he now has to figure out why this is happening and why people are calling him Carl Hauser, the spy.
This flick turned out to be one of the few, lets make a remake of a movie, that was good. The special effects were good, the script had some tweaks from the old one to help with the updated version of the movie. The line up of faces was killer. No we're not fighting for Mars, but the fight is still there and the play through was good.

It carries a PG 13 rating for violence, language, sexual content and brief nudity.

As fans of the old, no he ain't no Arne but Farrell rocked it. If nothing else, Beckinsale... Beil... yeah there's your reason to check it out.

Sorry Arnold but 4 stars.

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