Thursday, April 11, 2013
TOTAL RECALL (1990)
For an Arnold film TOTAL RECALL is kinda entertaining. It's not as awesome as PREDATOR or COMMANDO, but it'll pass the time. Quick pace, 90's interpretations of what fashions and technology would be like in 2084 (hint: it's gonna look a lot like 1990), Arnold grunting a lot, a chick with three tits (four years after the three-titted chick in VICIOUS LIPS), non-threatening bad guys, badly designed buildings, gigantic fans without safety guards on them, mutants that don't really do anything but just stand there. For a drinking game: drink every time Arnold goes "Eeeeiahaag!", every time somebody's eyeballs bulge out and every time you see an animatronic head.
The budget of $65M might sound like a lot, but the story is still a little bit too ambitious for the limited special effects of the time.