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August 30, 2012

Total Recall (2012)

"If I'm not me, then who the hell am I??"



Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) went to Rekall to acquire artificial memories in order to escape harsh reality... The procedure made him discover about his erased past identity and forced him on an adventure to find out who he really was...


Before I go on spewing my thoughts on the movie, I want to clear out that I'm not the movie buff who watch all the classics and know them by heart... I do watch and love a few old movies like Terminator 2 and Cellular but I'm more of a contemporary stuff kinda guy... 

Therefore, when they first showed the trailer for this movie and everyone was like, "Oooohh!! Schwarzenegger!! Oooohh!! The original was so freaky!!", I just gave comments like, "Wooww... Nice CGI effects... Totally will watch this!"

I did download and watch the original first because I wanted to see what's so freaky about it... It turned out that I have actually watched it before when I was young... The most memorable scene was the X-ray scanner that showed skeletons and guns of the people who went through it... Well, the classic one was indeed mindfuckingly freaky and cheesy... Old school style... It was so amusing to watch...

The modern version of Total Recall is not so freaky and cheesy... Though the story line and the characters are the same, the mood is totally different... Compared to the classic, it's more serious, believable and action packed... Not to mention, the CGI effects are beautiful...

What I love the most about the movie is that the action scenes are satisfyingly plenty and well choreographed... The director must really love parkour because there are so many climbing and jumping scenes... Not that it's a bad thing... In fact, those scenes are so exciting to watch... 

Have I told u about the CGI effects? Yes, this movie is really an eye candy... I love the magnetic car chase scenes... I also love the concept of The Fall and its gravity shift... Not to mention, the lead characters are yummy yummilicious... Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, and Kate Beckinsale... Tough love triangle... 

Kate Beckinsale, though she's such a bad ass, really can't pull the slutty flirtatious act... Need to learn more from Sharon Stone...


Those who love the original one might not like the alterations made... Nothing beats the old school huh? Luckily, as I mentioned, I'm the contemporary guy and thus, I could really enjoy watching this movie... The visual effects are stunning, it's action packed, and Colin Farrell VS Kate Beckinsale VS Jessica Biel is FTW... 

3 out of 5 stars







3 comments:

Dan O. said...

Good review. This one may have been fairly predictable in spots but at least it kept me glued to the screen with it’s fun, sci-fi look and action. Also, Beckinsale seemed like she was having a ball with this role and it’s probably the best I have seen from her so far.

mikroakustik said...

Kalau ada program begitu, aku mahu cuba juga.

Memori sebagai seorang,

"Perdana Menteri."

Boleh.?

Lights Camera Reaction said...

Despite the bad review, I still wanna see this.
Great review!

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