This is great. I’d rather get a trailer with commentary built in than a trailer for a teaser of a trailer any day. Man… is that getting annoying or what?
Still, this is something I could get behind. Director Len Wiseman adds a lot of great info on the feel of the film and what he wanted to get across in the trailer through his commentary. I really liked his description of the fighting scene in the Total Recall Office. I had a lot of questions about how that was filmed and if any of it was digital. Now I know that it was done entirely with practical effects and 35 mph movie cameras over 33 separate takes.
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.