Wednesday, August 22, 2012

MINI REVIEW: Total Recall

Total Recall

Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale


August 3, 2012

Len Weisman

Columbia Pictures

1 hour 58 minutes



There are only three types of mainstream films that the general public is given to divulge and be entertained by: remakes, sequels, or adaptations. 'Total Recall' is the remake of the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger movie about a man who's trying to figure out who he is. Nobody wanted a remake of this movie, yet Hollywood decided to make it for no reason at all. The trailers made the film look really cool, and a friend of mine went to a test screening of the film and loved it. From the early thoughts on the film and the cool looking trailers, I wanted to see a fun and smart sci-fi flick. Unfortunately all I got from the film was the fact that it's a cool movie. There are smart ideas presented here and the visuals look stellar, but other than that this film was a big disappointment.

The story is the exact same from the original, with the exception of a few unnecessary twists in the second half. A man is trying to figure out who he really is and is trying not to be killed by people who may or may not even be real. With a story like that, there could at least be some new ideas that would improve on the original. Unfortunately there isn't, so instead we get a sloppily written movie with predictable situations and a horrible ending. The acting is fine from actors like Colin Farrell and Bryan Cranston, but other than that, everyone stinks, especially Kate Beckinsale, whom I couldn't stand when she reveals to not be Farrell's wife. The only redeeming factor of the movie is that it looks great on a big screen and the visuals are spectacular. Other than that, 'Total Recall' is a dull and boring sci-fi flick that fails to entertain even those who love every movie they see. This one won't be remembered anytime soon.



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