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.