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Total Recall

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Len Wiseman directs this Colin Farrell-starring remake of Total Recall

Brimming with implants from other movies, Len Wiseman’s Philip K Dick via Arnie revisit is a thriller in search of an identity.

The focus on a befuddled drone/super-spy (Colin Farrell) is expected, but the future urban sprawl, digi-mayhem and robo-fighters echo Metropolis, Blade Runner, I, Robot… you name it, Len nicks it.

Slick as the FX look, the personality shortfall is compounded by casting fails and botched concepts, with Dick’s real/fake intrigues incinerated by the noisy climax.

Maybe the extended cut (unseen) adds nuance.

And maybe Santa is real.

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    • bobsmith

      Dec 22nd 2012, 14:06

      I haven't seen this movie yet, and a co-worker of mine from DISH said it wasn't as bad as some people made it out to be, so I put it in my Blockbuster @Home queue. I think I'll rent it and make my own decision. If I don't happen to like it, then at least I only paid a flat monthly fee renting, instead of wasting money buying it. I like Blockbuster because I can rent games and movies, access online content, and stream movies straight to my TV. Blockbuster saves me a ton of money in the long run. If I do happen to like it, then I'll consider buying it.

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