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Total Recall

August 3, 2012

Last night I went to see the remake of Total Recall. It’s been 22 years since the original cult classic came so this movie had alot to live up to. This reinvisioned concept is awesomely entertaining but not as hardcore and bloody as the original but I guess to reach a wider audience they had to make it PG-13. Although there is no alien or Mars connection in this remake it’s still an interesting story with a big tunnel through the earth built between Australia which is now “The Colony” and England which is now basically America. The action is awesome and there are a few wicked fight scenes that involve Farrell/Biel and Beckinsale but Farrell just plain kicks ass in this movie as does the whole cast with an excellent choice with Bryan Cranston as the evil Cohaagen. There are alot of Easter Eggs in this film that gives homage to the original which is a good thing and also helps this movie along. The only thing I don’t like about this movie are the insane amount of Lens Flares. I thought I was watching a JJ Abrams movie or an episode of LOST and Lens Flares need to be used cautiously. Take everyone to go see this movie as it’s an excellent remake that everyone including the kids will enjoy.


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