So far the only interesting thing about Columbia Pictures’ Len Wiseman (Underworld) directed Total Recall are those viral “Rekall” posters. Those are pretty cool. But I’m actually glad they came out after we’d seen some footage from the movie because they might have raised my expectations somewhat. As it stands – and this includes the new trailer posted below – everything I’ve seen is so bland. Sure, there’s a bunch of stuff flying around onscreen, but I literally can’t think of a movie that embodies the way remakes neuter their source material more than this one seems to. It also needlessy recycles the line, “If I’m not me, who the hell am I?”
Which is a shame. I actually really like most of the talent involved in this, it’s not like I want to dislike this movie. Here’s hoping we’ll be pleasantly surprised when the movie comes out in a little over a month. And hey! At least it has the three mammary glanded woman!
In theaters August 3, “ ‘Total Recall’ is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.”
Head inside to check out the trailer.