Total Recall (2012)HD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
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. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.
Watched this movie thinking it was just another remake. It is a good action movie with a bit of story. Don't over analyse it just enjoy it for the action and entertainment value.
Not completely awful, but not good either...
The movie just never quite manages to justify itself as a remake of the classic. Its a shame to because there are some glimmers of a decent movie, I thought Colin Farrell came across as a hip Dennis Quaid (although he could never be Arnie...) and I liked the new direction they took with the Antagonist (Bekinsdale is still hot) but the new premise and setting just doesn't work and the fantastic element that would have saved the movie is lost for a gritty "reälism" that fails badly.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2012
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