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Total Recall 2012 Subtitles

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(459) IMDb 6.3/10
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As the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker (Farrell) begins to suspect that he's a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he's on.

Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale
1 hour, 58 minutes

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Genres Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Len Wiseman
Starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale
Supporting actors Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bokeem Woodbine, Bill Nighy, John Cho, Will Yun Lee, Milton Barnes, James McGowan, Natalie Lisinska, Michael Therriault, Stephen MacDonald, Mishael Morgan, LinLyn Lue, Dylan Smith, Andrew Moodie, Kaitlyn Leeb, Leo Guiyab, Nykeem Provo
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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133 of 151 people found the following review helpful By J. Potter VINE VOICE on 1 Sept. 2012
Format: DVD
Just in case you didn't know, there was once a book called 'We can remember it for you wholesale', which was made into a movie in 1990 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was called Total Recall and was very popular. It was about a man called Douglas Quaid who pays to go on a virtual holiday as a spy to Mars, but as they're implanting the spy memory, they discover he's already a spy. Cue lots of running around on Mars, alien artefacts and literally eye popping special effects.

For this remake we fast forward (cough) twenty two years and now Colin Farrell is Quaid, Len Wiseman (Underworld, Die Hard 4) is directing and Kate Beckinsale is reprising the famous role of Quaid's wife. A mouth watering prospect with Farrell an action star who really can act. Wiseman really knows his action and we all know what Beckinsale can do in leather hotpants.

Visually Total Recall (2012) is stunning. It is one of the richest and deepest realised futuristic worlds I've ever seen. It pulls heavily on Blade Runner and Minority Report but carves a distinctive, grittier feel of its own. A superb backdrop for what turns out NOT to be a remake of the original movie but a re-imagining of Philip K. Dicks original story. There is no Mars here, no eye popping effects or ancient artifacts. Quaid now works in a factory building synthetic police, a job he commutes to across the planet in a shuttle that literally flies through the centre of the earth. But at night Quaid isn't sleeping, he dreams of being chased. When he goes to Recall the real memories are realised and mayhem ensues, practically non-stop to the final credits.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chelios1981 VINE VOICE on 16 May 2015
Format: DVD
Always controversial remaking any movie, but one held in such high esteem amongst a tough fanbase (Swarzenegger fans and sci fi fans alike) Total recall was always going to be a tough sell.

On the positive you've got a great cast, top notch effects and a competent director.

Len Wiseman (Diehard 4) once again shows good action diection, but once again also lets CGI effects go too far.

The story, albeit taken away the mission to Mars is actually very similar to the original, and has some very good in jokes as a nod to the first version.

Farrell is a good lead, Beckinsale a more than competent kickass villain and Alba a decent sidekick come romance.

Taking the plot and placing it on a grubby futuristic earth setting takes little away from the daring escapes and frentic action, and allows the production team to create stylish sets reminiscent of classics like Blade runner.

Sadly as mentioned the constant CGI and over stylized action starts to wear thin towards the end and perhaps a less is more approach would have made more sense as the overall story is exciting (in both versions) and sells itself.

Action purists may find fault with the watered down approach to the violence (due to Hollywood's greed of making blockbusters PG13 or 12 certificate friendly) but that's not to say that the fights and chases are not brutally efficient, as proven in an excellent scene where Farrell takes down a bunch of pursuers in one stylish beat 'em up swoop.

So a mixed bag, but visually entertaining flick that is always going to draw comparison, but well worth a watch and maybe repeated viewings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 19 Jun. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Despite low expectations and a lacklustre marketing campaign that made it look cheap, the 2012 remake of Total Recall turns out to be a surprisingly spectacular and initially enjoyable chase movie, albeit one that won't stop your interest from wandering. While it creates a more vividly layered world for its characters to chase through than the 1990 film (albeit one that owes a lot to both Blade Runner and Minority Report), it's main failing is that it's just a spectacular chase movie. Though well-staged, the action scenes lack the imagination and violence of Verhoeven's original, and his bitingly black satirical wit is missing as well. But at least initially Len Wiseman plays the character notes with a bit more nuance than you might expect, Colin Farrell being a more likely everyman figure than Arnie was, though a less compelling lead for material this thin.

The plot still owes little to Philip K. Dick's short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, tweaking and reworking the 1990 film instead, sometimes in interesting ways but never with the same kind of delirious breathless feeling of not quite knowing how far it would go next: this is more join the dots stuff, albeit executed to a higher standard than most summer would-be blockbusters. Yet aside from a zero gravity shootout courtesy of the plot's silliest deus ex machina, The Fall (a transport that goes through the centre of the Earth from Britain to Australia), none of the action scenes are original or memorable enough to stop it from getting a little bit dull to watch barely sketched characters shooting at other barely sketched characters for the dozenth time.
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