I think Len Wiseman is a poor director who makes overly complex sequences and completely negates good story structure and character development. In short, he can make things look cool, but they’re still boring. That’s talent. Such is the case with the first ever clip from Columbia Pictures’ Total Recall, which just premiered on Yahoo!. It displays Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) about to enter ReKall when the police arrive and disrupt the process. The camera then goes on a blitz more nauseating than Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. Enjoy.
Total Recall, in theaters August 3, 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) whom 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) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy). 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.”