Saturday, April 13, 2013
TOTAL RECALL (2012)
Sounds convoluted (and it is), but I don't really care cause all I want to see a fun sci-fi action movie. Any semblance to a well-told story is just a bonus. Fortunately there are a few cool action scenes (the elevator chase, "the Fall" sequence), but unfortunately the filmmakers unwisely chose to pollute their own film with almost nonstop lens flares. It was nuts. Imagine watching a normal movie with some asshole constantly shining a flashlight in your face and that's what this movie was like. I've never seen anything like it before and I hope I never see anything like it ever again. Also I wasn't really impressed with Bryan Cranston as the bad guy. He's a great actor, but he didn't come off as evil enough and that fight scene between him and Farrell was sad.
Not a bad story and some of the action scenes were fun, but the lens flares nearly ruin the film. Worth a single watch only. Oh yeah, the three-titted character from the original is back.