A couple days go, we got to see a great teaser for the new remake of ‘Total Recall’, now the full trailer has been released and it feels totally different than the original movie, but in a good way… not in a Michael bay raped my memories kinda way.
The story looks compelling and there’s plenty of great action. If there’s anything that might throw me a bit it is that the camera work in the hand to hand combat scenes (at least in this trailer) made me feel like the fights weren’t real. That said, this could have been on purpose as we are not supposed to know what is real and what is recall in the mind of Douglas Quaid.
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.