Sound Off: Len Wiseman's 'Total Recall' 2012 - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
August 3, 2012
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? What is Real? What is Rekall? Welcome to Total Recall. Arriving in theaters this weekend is Len Wiseman's sci-fi action-packed take on the Philip K. Dick story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale", retitled again to Total Recall. This time, not set on Mars, Colin Farrell stars as Doug Quaid. He's joined by Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, John Cho, Bill Nighy and Bryan Cranston as the bad guy, Cohaagen. So how is this remake/update? Did it top Arnold & Verhoeven? Is it entertaining at least? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on the 2012 Total Recall.
Note: I have not personally seen this new Total Recall yet, as I am not the biggest Len Wiseman fan. So here's an excerpt of the review by Jeremy Kirk we published earlier today to fuel things up: "This latest Total Recall dips its hand into the reference pile a few times too often. With the absence of mutants, the three-breasted hooker seems an even odder inclusion. But the way the writers and director create something new from Dick's story is commendable. Minor characters like Bill Nighy's Matthias stand in for characters from Verhoeven's film, but none of that weighs on your mind as you're taken in by how entertaining [it] is."
What did you think of Wiseman's Total Recall? Exciting sci-fi update, or bland action mess? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!