Sunday, April 01, 2012

Sean Kelly

Trailer Thoughts: Total Recall

As the latest product of Hollywood's seemingly never-ending remake cycle, we have a new trailer out for the remake of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger science fiction film Total Recall, which is now starring Collin Farrell.

I only have a very basic knowledge of the plot of the original (which I have yet to see), which is probably part of the reason why I was so confused by this trailer.  That, and the fact that the film seems to be a perfect example of the chop suey editing that seems prevalent in pretty much every action film these days.

What I did get from this trailer is that Farrell goes to do this spy simulation, which turns out to be real (or something like that).  What what I gather, the biggest difference in this new film is that the action no longer takes place on the planet Mars.  Instead, we have a sci-fi/action film somewhere on a futuristic, CGI-generated, planet Earth.

In all honesty, I'm not 100% sure if I am going to see this film.  I'm more interested in watching the original Arnold Schwarzenegger film, which I am sure will probably be a more entertaining sci-fi film than the CGI-enhanced films we get these days that all look the same.

Anyways, Total Recall opens on August 3.

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).