Written August 03, 2012
I'm a huge fan of the original. I'm sure i've seen it more than 25 times. I'm sitting here attempting to figure out how I write a review that doesn't make me feel bad about the original film. Yes, the new cast was pretty to look at. The special effects made my brain want to make love to the CGI specialist....and I think that's about all I can say about this film.
Someone must have said, "Now if we remake it, let's have good acting." Who the freak wants to have GREAT ACTING in a science fiction film. Who the freak cares, it's Sci Fiction. We want to see if you can battle the bad guys. We don't want DRAMA! That's down the call in another theater. I think it is actually a remax of Gattica. Don't get any ideas. Next time film makers, get a room filled with fans of the movie and LISTEN TO WHAT THEY SAY before you start a project like this. BEFORE! There aren't enough characters in this forum to fix this film.
Written August 04, 2012
Pretty boring for a remake of an iconic film. The actors are just fine, in fact, how nice to have BOTH Kate Beckinsale and especially Jessica Biel chasing Colin Farrell. However, the great wacky actor is trapped in a flat one-note character. The script is utterly dull--both women exclaim the same mild expletive every time something goes wrong-- and the story is sketchy at best. The entire film is a giant set piece that is so derivative of Blade Runner that the set designer must have watch that movie a zillion times before designing this one. My family and I really wanted to love this movie but alas, it was not to be. One last question: "Jessica, where have you been hiding?"
Written October 02, 2014
This remake was not as good as the first back in 1990. With nearly 22 years to get it right, key changes to the story line prevented it from being as good as we had anticipated it to be. The actors are top notch, but even when you know the plot in advance, the movie must still develop the characters!
Written August 04, 2012
I really liked it.
Plenty of sensless violence with eye candy. Complex plot. Not enough gratuitous sex - but not neccessary for the movie to be good. Very good special effects, but I think the car chase scene is overrated.
Written August 06, 2012
The new Total Recall is a tremendous remake of a classic flick. All the primary actors turn in stellar performances. Kate Beckinsale is the meanest, sexiest bad girl of recent memory. I enjoyed every minute of this great movie. A Total must see!