Sunday, August 19, 2012

Total Recall (2012) Movie Review

This is a remake of the movie with the same name in 1990 where it starred Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The story takes place at the end of the 21st century where after a great chemical warfare has left the Earth to contain just 2 places left, the United Federation of Britain also known as UFB which is a very large continent and The Colony which is just a tiny country.

The main character of the movie is called Douglas Quaid, a factory worker and just your everyday, regular Joe. He always has that bad dream where he's a secret agent for The Colony and that him and another female colleague is running away from UFB agents but Douglas was caught and unable to runaway.

One day, he decided to visit Rekall, a place where they fulfill dreams by implanting memories into a person's brain, and he requested for the memory of a secret agent. Before going through with it, the procedure for Rekall is to test whether the person is REALLY going through what he's requesting to be implanted with so that it does not cause any harm or malfunction to the person and the machine. But Douglas was tested positive as a real secret agent and then all of a sudden, UFB agents busted in started killing everyone else in sight and ask Douglas to surrender himself. Instinctively, Douglas reacted and killed all the agents that tried to apprehend him and he runs back to his apartment.

Back there, his wife seem to be acting normal and disbelief his story but after awhile, his wife seems to try to kill him and he escaped off. Still not knowing his own true identity of who he is and confused as to why UFB agents are after him, he sets off trying to find clues and piece back together on what had happened.

This show has some exciting moments and some great scenes of how the movie depicts the look of the world on it's own. It's a nice movie to watch but somehow, I got a feeling that it's missing some element to make it great. I rate this movie 3.5 stars out of 5.


:: - LoLLy - :: said...

This movie seems nice to watch, hmmm ~

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

It's ok in my books. But there are other better movies that are the same time as this one which is a better choice.