Total Recall ‘2012’

Collin Farrell is Doug Quaid married to Lori (Kate Beckinsale), a normal and ordinary guy stuck in a boring job, plagued by repetitive nightmarish dreams. Hearing of a company called ‘Rekall’ Doug is drawn to the mysterious capabilities of having any fantasy his heart desires implanted into his memories; problem is it triggered a series of strange events making his nightmares a reality where he begins to question what is real and what isn’t.

This futuristic action thriller is a modern take on the 1990s ‘Total Recall’ by Paul Verhoeven which featured actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Director Len Wiseman defiantly made a wise decision in constructing a film that has more of a dark and serious plot in comparison to the previous ‘Total Recall’ which contained more comedic elements. What I admired about this film was the VFX, the dedication made towards creating unimaginable and surrealistic locations and gadgets was successful in creating a world that reflected the future. The robots in the film had a type of intimidating persona about them, in design they looked slender but; were dangerous and robust, it’s like they had a type of character to them which made them almost life like.

Kate Beckinsale who stars as Lori plays a convincing role of being the two faced, unpredictable wife of Doug Quaid, I have to say the British accent definitely gives her character an edge and the fight sequences are remarkable; I was purely entertained through-out the film. In the very beginning the 360 degree shot of Collin Farrell fighting the police made me feel like I was in the movie, the impact in the result of the shot was affective in grasping my attention and keeping me captivated.

Another interest I attained from the film was that the contemporary design of London in the future, London in the present day can be stereotyped as:  dark, gritty and cold but is exaggerated to another level, which I found quite humorous being that London in the future portrayed a dark, gritty and cold atmosphere and let’s not forget the rain aswell which stands by one of London’s stereotypes.

Over all I feel this film is packed with loads of action and adventure, one thing I don’t understand is how the scene of a women with three breasts would account for a 12A certificate; its beyond me, it left audience members in gasps not to mention a few in giggles, but partial nudity is warned if you do bring youngsters to this movie which I did think was unnecessary, however; I would recommend this film as a must see being that It was a successful re-make, definitely worth the watch, I believe it’s a total eye grabber.

1 thought on “Total Recall ‘2012’”

  1. Personally i don’t think the old classic with Arnie cannot be topped, tho i was exited about seeing this remake, i thought it was a let down, graphics were amazing but i still prefer the original even if the graphics aren’t top notch (but were for it’s time.) Not to sure if Collin Farrell was the best choice for this movie tho it is hard to top Arnie.
    Overall i rate this movie 7/10

    Aimee x

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