“Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen.”
Ok, I will admit. I have not seen the original Total Recall with Arnold Schwarzeneggar. My review is going to be strictly based on this film and not be comparing it to the original. I was pretty excited to see this movie. I loved all the action and special effects that they showed in the trailer. Plus, I really like Kate Beckinsale and it has been awhile since Colin Farrell has been in a movie. I was ready to see this movie.
As I was watching this movie, it reminded me a lot of the movie Minority Report. At the end, I realized that both of these movies were both inspired by short stories written by author Philip K. Dick. I love these futuristic stories so I had a lot of fun watching Total Recall. It has many really intense moments and some awesome action scenes. The visual effects were really superb. I really liked the filmmakers’ interpretation of what the future would be and look like. One of my favorite future gadgets they had was that your phone is directly implanted into your hand. One thing that was disappointing to me was that I felt that the trailer gave away a lot of the plot. There were not a ton of surprises in the plot, a few, but not many.
Another thing, in my opinion, is that this movie pushed the PG-13 rating a bit. There is a lot of swearing and some nudity (a brief topless woman). This is a movie you should not take your kids to. It is a great date night for mom and dad and I recommend it!
Total Recall gets bragging rights!
Total Recall is rated PG-13. It opens today in theaters. For more information about the film, you can go to the movie’s official website.