A reboot of the 1990 Sci-fi action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone. As the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker (Farrell) begins to suspect that he's a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he's on. Starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bill Nighy, and Bryan Cranston.
Stop me if you've heard this one before: an ordinary factory worker longs for a more exciting life, only to find out he's really a secret agent with amnesia. If you already saw Paul Verhoeven's Total Recall, you may want to simply enjoy those original memories. This remake of the 1990 film probably isn't for you. It's partially my fault for having rewatched the Arnold Schwarzenegger original only a week ago, but with the twists and turns fresh in my mind, this new version lacked the spark of ingenuity present in both the first film and Philip K. Dick's original short story. Even if you're new to the story, the clever bits are obfuscated in a sea of flashy effects and overwrought, corny dialogue. Colin Farrell replaces Arnold for this one, and if... Read Review