Last night the full length trailer for Len Wiseman’s remake of Total Recall arrived online, and we have it right here at the bottom of this post. I am not sure what to make of it, I suppose it look OK but it felt like it was missing that wow factor. Maybe it was the editing of the trailer, I don’t know, but it hasn’t blown me away like I was hoping.
It certainly looks a million miles from Paul Verhoevens classic though. However, there are some highlights: Kate Beckinsale could pretty much sell me anything, and a quite glimpse of the “bitch fight to end all bitch fights” between Beckinsale and Jessica Biel was good, Farrell looks comfortable in his role, and I just hope he can bring his unique charisma to this, and the special effects look impressive. However, the trailer just felt a bit flat for me. Check it out for yourself and share your thoughts.
Directed by Len Wiseman, Total Recall has an impressive cast which includes: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bokeem Woodbine, Bill Nighy, Ethan Hawke and John Cho.
Total Recall arrives in UK cinemas 22nd August. Check out our previous stories here
“Total Recall” is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.
By Matt Wavish