Total Recall Review

Total Recall Review

Total Recall Review

Cast: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho, Bill Nighy
Director: Len Wiseman
Genre: Action

Synopsis: Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale". 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.

Verdict: Wow! Total Recall is a fantastic film with explosive stunts and great fight scenes full of dramatisation and expert filming techniques. Whilst the scenery was futurist and cold I was on the edge of my seat for most of the film and even jumped out of my seat a couple of times.

I'm typically not an action movie fan but this movie had it all: drama, love, confusion and a lot of blood baths however it was mainly synthetic robots that copped the brute force.

I highly recommend everyone go and see this film whilst typically a males film the charm and good looks of Colin Farrell make it very enjoyable for the females.
Rating: *****

Grace Skarvellis

Release Date: September 6th, 2012