One Sentence: I was not disappointed.
Release Date: 03-Aug-2012
Nudity: Yes, yes that nudity, just like the original, yes and the movie is still PG-13…I KNOW!!!!
Total Recall (1990) and a lot of Paul Verhoven’s movies hold a special place in this house. I think collectively I have probably seen his movies repeated more than any other director except John Hughes. So remaking Total Recall is going to be a hard sell for me. I have been open to the remakes lately. I think it is a better choice that editing the original content, and it provides a story that sometimes came from an amazing place, like Phillip K. Dick, another chance to shine. I also like Colin Ferrell so I was open to this new Total Recall.
I am going to have to say yes to it. I am as shocked as you are. They delivered a solid action movie, with the elements I loved from the original. They made it all pretty and new future, but didn’t break the original idea. They did a good job. One of the best things I liked about this movie was the well shot action. They didn’t go shakey camera, and went with some smart shooting choices that were shot clearly and were easily viewed. I had a good time watching this movie. I thought it was fun, and I got into it. Kate Beckinsale was just awesome in this movie and really was an awesome edition to the movie.
I am so happy to say that this movie is pretty darn good, and that paying to see this movie this weekend in the theater is totally worth it. If you want a sci-fi action movie with a plot that you most likely already know. It was still good enough to pay to see.