Total Recall 2012 PG-13 CC

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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.

Starring:
Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale
Runtime:
1 hour, 59 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Action, Mystery
Director Len Wiseman
Starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale
Supporting actors Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bokeem Woodbine, Bill Nighy, John Cho, Will Yun Lee, Milton Barnes, James McGowan, Natalie Lisinska, Michael Therriault, Stephen MacDonald, Mishael Morgan, LinLyn Lue, Dylan Smith, Andrew Moodie, Kaitlyn Leeb, Leo Guiyab, Nykeem Provo
Studio Columbia Pictures
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
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Customer Reviews

It's better than the original movie (this is a remake).
A Customer
I really didn't like this movie, to dark and dreary through the whole movie, the original was much better to watch.
Ken
It had great special effects, lots of action, good acting and an interesting storyline.
Yvette

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147 of 163 people found the following review helpful By Senor Zoidbergo TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 6, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I'm primarily interested in the storyline differences between the Director's Cut and its theatrical counterparts, so here are the differences between the two (NOTE: SPOILERS FOLLOW).

The Director's Cut runs about 12 minutes longer than the theatrical cut. No additional gore has been added although additional F-bombs have been added. Ethan Hawke makes a surprise appearance in a scene that was cut from the theatrical movie.

(1) Extra scene of Quaid meeting with a Human Resources Management representative from the Cohaagen administration who requests that he sign a non-disclosure agreement given that he works at a sensitive defense production factory. (I can see why this was cut as it didn't add much to the overall storyline.)

(2) Extra scene of scantily clad women in Rekall neighborhood. (The three mammary gland-ed lady still makes the same appearance with topless nudity.)

(3) In the scene where Quaid finds the hidden holographic piano recording in his apartment, it has been altered to show Ethan Hawke as the old Quaid, revealing that Cohaagen also gave Quaid facial reconstructive surgery. (This was an interesting twist which I wished they had left in. It explains why no one was able to recognize him.)

(4) When Quaid and Melina escape from Lori in the elevator action sequence, there is a re-inserted shot of the destroyed elevator plunging onto the roadway below and destroying a hover car. (Pretty neat CGI!)

(5) During the UFB assault on Matthias's base, there is an extra shot of a white combat synth gunning down some hapless Resistance members.

(6) Melina is revealed to be Matthias's daughter. Cohaagen also refers to Melina as Matthias's daughter, rather than lieutenant.
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157 of 195 people found the following review helpful By Shawn Kovacich VINE VOICE on August 3, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I just got back from the Midnight showing of this movie and I have to say that I was actually quite impressed with the storyline as it differed just enough from the original to make the film very entertaining, yet didn't seem to be a complete re-hash of the original Total Recall starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Of course the special effects were much better than the original film, but I have to admit that Arnold has such a presence that it makes it very hard to compete against him. Especially when you are playing the part he played so well in the original. However, Colin Farrel does do a good job playing the role of Douglas Quaid, or is it Hauser. I'm not really sure and that is the point of the movie. The cast is rounded out with Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad: The Complete First Season fame reprising the role originally played by veteran actor Ronny Cox and Jessica Biel as Hauser's love interest Melina played by Rachel Ticotin in the original film, and Bokeem Woodbine as Quaid's friend Harry.

Now there are some obvious differences between the two films and without giving away in major spoilers, I am going to share a few of them with you here. So don't continue reading if you don't want to know some key plot elements in this new film.

1. Sharon Stone's role from the original film is played devilishly and deliciously by Kate Beckinsale of the
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Sandcrawler on September 21, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video
First off, any review of Total Recall (2012) must compare it to Total Recall (1990), and in just about every way possible, the newer one comes up short. Say what you want about Schwarzenegger's acting, he owned and sold the role in a way that Colin Farrell's sleepy, ballet-choreographed-fighting could not.

Then there was the appalling decision to combine the Sharon Stone and Michael Ironside characters into a single Kate Beckinsale role, which failed on every possible level.

Set design was accomplished by blatantly ripping off "Blade Runner," with additional contributions from "The Matrix," and "Minority Report." The Rekall store went from looking like a futuristic dentist's office to a hidden P.F. Chang's restaurant, for reasons that are utterly baffling -- isn't this supposed to be a major corporation, that advertises world-wide, like McDonald's? Why would it be hard to find?

The CGI wizardry of the modern day somehow looks tired and absurd compared to the effects Verhoeven achieved with technology 20 years older.

I'm pretty sure there was a paragraph of dialogue that was lifted nearly verbatim from "The Matrix" when Morpheus is explaining to Neo that the brain simply detects electro-chemical inputs.

Pacing was an absolute nightmare. It went from slow, when Quaid is trying to figure things out, to slower, when they would commence one of the combat-ballets.

Nothing was set up, and nothing was paid off. There are battle droids, and sometimes they're bulletproof, and sometimes, you can shoot them. There's a subway that goes through the Earth's molten rock and solid iron core. (BTW, the ENTIRE trip on "The Fall" would be at Zero-G to the occupants, not just the middle five seconds.
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