See it if you like…
“Inception” “Mission Impossible” series “Minority Report”
Future Colin Farrell is bored with life, so he goes to Rekall (which puts fake memories in your head), and discovers he’s actually a wanted spy but doesn’t know what the fuck is going on. All of the sudden he has these fighting abilities and people like Jessica Biel wanting his junk.
What I’ve heard
All I’ve heard from folks is skepticism. The main reasons being
- a) it’s an Arnold Schwarzenegger remake (which must go untouched).
- b) you can’t remake a cult classic. It’d be like remaking Napoleon Dynamite, Rocky Horror, or The Wicker Man.
What I saw
Look if you’re going to see this movie angered because Ah-nold isn’t in it, then you’re not going to like it. This is not 1990’s Total Recall. The stories are different. Granted, there’s a good amount of similarities, but the plot is different. You will not watch this movie the same. Over it.
Plus, I understand that anger over redoing the movie, but let’s be honest here… 1990 was not ready for this movie. To make a sci-fi movie of this magnitude, you need some decent computer technology, which 1990 didn’t have.
You have to go in to this movie like you’ve never heard of Total Recall, and just enjoy the updated technology they show. If you can’t do that, but want to still suffer through it, then imagine Farrell’s character is just another guy in the world of future-Earth, and isn’t trying to be Arnold’s character.
The best/most interesting part is
The whole idea of “The Fall” and how it’s basically the epicenter of the world at the time. A very interesting concept that they definitely do more than just touch on.
Bet you didn’t even know…
The movie, Minority Report, was supposed to be a sequel to Total Recall, but ended up being its own… thing.
But don’t take my word for it… What’d you think?