Directed by: Len Wiseman
Starring: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston
Yep, they remade Total Recall all right. I have yet to figure out any reason WHY they would do that or what benefit they thought they’d get out of it, but there you have it. Maybe it made money? I guess that’s all that’s really important.
Colin Farrell is an ordinary construction worker who goes to a place called Total Recall where they put memories in your head as a substitution for a vacation. He chooses to be a super spy, but wakes up and finds out that he actually IS a super spy and that it’s his job to stop the evil Bryan Cranston from ruling the world or whatever.
It’s pretty much just like the 1990 version of Total Recall, except not as good in every single respect. The art direction is the boring monocolor stuff that’s been popular with action movies since The Matrix and it’s all fast-paced shitty CGI effects instead of the awesome practical stuff. Bryan Cranston is good as the villain, but he doesn’t do a whole lot and you honestly could’ve gotten anyone to do it. Farrell turns in his normal performance of shooting people while looking confused, and Beckinsale is hot but not much else. So no, there’s really no reason to watch this movie, ESPECIALLY if you’ve already seen the 90’s version.