Total Recall (2012)

Total Recall (2012)


Total Recall (2012) review

Film description

Yep, Total Recall, the Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring, ultraviolent sci-fi is getting the remake treatment, courtesy of Underworld’s Len Wiseman.

This time round, it’s Colin Farrell who’s wondering, ‘If I’m not Douglas Quaid, who the hell am I?’ Differing from the original movie in the respect that it never goes to Mars, this Recall claims to cleave closer to Philip K. Dick’s short story, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.

Quaid (Farrell) is a disenchanted factory worker who decides to escape his mind-numbing existence with a spot of false-memory implanting. Things don’t go quite to plan though, and before long he’s on the run from the law.

Wiseman’s wife and Underworld star Kate Beckinsale joins Jessica Biel to form the movie’s kick-ass lady quotient, and the cast also features Ethan Hawke, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy and Jon Cho.

Farrell called the remake, “continuously challenging, not just in a physical way, but in an emotional way and in an intellectual way”, with Wiseman claiming “One of the main things that’s different in this version is a vulnerability that I really wanted the character of Doug Quaid to have”.

The film will be hitting the promotional trail at Comic-Con 2012, so keep firmly rooted to this page for all the Total Recall updates you’ll need.

Total Recall opens in the UK on 29 August 2012.

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Release Dates

UK Cinema release
August 22nd 2012
UK Blu-ray release
December 26th 2012

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    • ericbaca

      Dec 28th 2012, 5:50

      Thanks for the brief overview. Since there are only a handful of movies to pick from when I go to the Redbox, I started using Blockbuster at Home from DISH. And with over 100,000 different selections, I needed a way to narrow down all the amazing choices; so this was a perfect place to start. If they don’t go to Mars, I can already tell that this isn’t going to be as good as the original. But I think they can still impress me. From what I heard in my office at DISH, Jessica Biel rally nails her role and I would not mind seeing her one bit.

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