Total Recall

I’m not sure I can recall a Colin Farrell performance outside his on-target Bullseye in the Daredevil abomination that was even remotely close to the total entertainment package of the original and Wiseman’s really only good for framing the backside of h

Len Wiseman (the force behind the Underworld franchise) probably seemed like the perfect choice for the contemporary unreality of action movies necessary to reboot Total Recall, but Paul Verhoeven’s adaptation of the Philip K. Dick short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” with Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime was gloriously campy fun (although it feels a bit dated to watch now), plus it gave us a woman with three breasts and a trippy trip to Mars. I’m not sure I can recall a Colin Farrell performance outside his on-target Bullseye in the Daredevil abomination that was even remotely close to the total entertainment package of the original and Wiseman’s really only good for framing the backside of his wife Kate Beckinsale. Now in theaters. (PG-13) Not screened for review

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