At the movies ‘Total Recall’ review (2012)

  • Director: Len Wiseman
  • With: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bill Nighy, Ethan Hawke, Bryan Cranston, Bokeem Woodbine, John Cho, Will Yun Lee,
  • Music by: Harry Gregson-Williams
  • Duration: 1h58 (extended version 2h10)
  • Based upon the story ‘We can remember it for you, Wholesale’ by Philip K. Dick
  • My rating: 7,5/10
  • Mid- or post-credit scene: no
Total Recall remake


A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall – a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led – goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.


A remake of the 1990 movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger, based upon a short story written by Philip K. Dick.

This is an action-packed sci-fi! But I must admit that rewatching it was less satisfying than the first time… it had been years since I’ve seen it so a rewatch was overdue. But as said, I was not as convinced of its quality as a great sci-fi movie. It still is a good movie though, with lots of great chases and action scenes, but storywise it’s a bit thing and you’re never sure whether it’s a part of the Rekall memory that’s been implanted or if the story as it evolves is truly Farrell being a spy being on the run…

Still, I enjoyed it for its action and for the setting. I will rewatch the original soon, I wonder if that one will satisfy me still…

This remake does have a few small references to its original (the woman at the checkpoint, the three-brested girl…) so that was fun to spot!

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