Poster for the movie "Total Recall"

Total Recall

This is what I could call a “pretty” remake of the 1990 classic with Schwarzenegger. All the plot points were there, with nods to the original movie but an updated tech vision. Some of the cinematography left you feeling that clever camerawork was needed to make things feel more interesting than they necessarily were. Gorgeous people, not so much the resolution and payoff; and overall a little confused.

Total Recall

20122 h 01 min

Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife 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, the leader of the free world - Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter to find the head of the underground resistance 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.

Director Len Wiseman
Runtime 2 h 01 min
Release Date 2 August 2012
Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Not bad
Starring: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy, John Cho, Bokeem Woodbine, Will Yun Lee, Steve Byers, Currie Graham, Jesse Bond, Brooks Darnell, Michael Therriault, Lisa Chandler, Milton Barnes, Natalie Lisinska, Billy Choi, Emily Chang, James McGowan, Mishael Morgan, Stephen MacDonald, Linlyn Lue, Andrew Moodie, Kaitlyn Wong, Danny Waugh, Filip Watermann