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Total Recall comes with all the action but none of the personality

Showing some wonderful visual displays and awesome action sequences, Total Recall lacks the charm, witty and great moments that made the 1990 movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger such a memorable film. Although this movie does stay a little more faithful to the short story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick, it still sets up similar to the 1990 film. The main character Douglas Quaid (Colin Farell) who have a beautiful wife Lori (Kate Beckinsale) is a worker at the factoring that builds security machine soldiers; wanting something new and exciting in his life in which he goes to a place called Total Rekall (the company that can turn your dreams into real memories).  There he goes from wanting a vacation away from his life as a spy to having to procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man escaping from the police controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) and joins a rebel group leading on taking down Cohaagen.  This film does show some love for the 1990 film but I won’t be spoiled what they are; let’s just say that is a wonderful touch.  Total Recall is a decent action movie with great performances by the leading actors, wonderful action scenes, stunning visuals, and still manages to maintain all the plot twist, but would have been better if it had on what made the 1990 film memorable.


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