Movie Review #345: Total Recall (2012)

Explosive futuristic entertainment

Total Recall (2012) is an exciting 120-minute, futuristic obstacle course participated by Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale. It’s all visuals and action with little story. But to tell you the truth, those were enough to entertain me.

I haven’t seen the original starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, so I don’t have something to compare it to. I don’t think anyone would say the story of this more modern version is compelling or noteworthy, but it definitely helps to have an appealing cast. It has little comic relief, and I think it takes itself too seriously. However, it poses some thrilling action sequences which utilizes the setting very well and makes it quite a spectacle. This is a case where the level of entertainment overshadows its faults and I would definitely recommend it to someone who’s just looking for an explosive popcorn flick to watch with friends.

GRADE: B

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