A quick review of “Total Recall” (2012)

8 May

Eric Robert Nolan, Author

I am blogging some of my past movie reviews from Facebook; this was my take on the “Total Recall” remake.


“Total Recall” (2012) was a fun, slick update of the 1990 classic; I’d give it an 8 out of 10. It can’t match the magic of the original (especially with the abandonment of one particular twist near the end), but it was still fun enough. Plus, any fast-paced, CGI-heavy, sci-fi action movie with both Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale really is just pure nerd fun.

Beckinsale grows on me. She’s a great actress, especially in roles that require her to be powerful or angry, and she does physical stunt-work superbly. She deserves to carry her own franchise, and I mean something better and more mainstream than the “Underworld” films.

Anyway … I’m pretty sure I have a good answer to this movie’s central mystery (as well as that of…

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