October 3rd, 2012
I went to see Total Recall last week at the cinema and came out with a smile on my face. I’m a fan of the original, Arnie being Arnie of the 90’s and being able to let loose is a great film going experience. There was a massive outcry when the film was announced, how oh how can they do this to a classic?
The film nods to the original and the story is nearly exactly the same. They have changed the exotic location of Mars for Europe and there are enough new story pieces for fans of the original to still enjoy the film. Yes there is a lady with 3 boobies and yes you see them.
Colin Farrell is good substitute for Arnie, Arnie being the big bulky action hero while Colin is more athletic type. Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale are great as the wife/girlfriend of Farrell’s character.
Die hard fans of the original will always hate this version no matter what but it does deliver everything the Arnie version of 22 years ago did, action, intrigued, 3 boobed lady and enough popcorn action to fill the cinema seats.