Depicting a future were one is able to go on virtual vacations outside of their normal every day lives. When Douglas Quaid decides to take a journey, it proves to change his life forever. His job as a factory worker becomes the perfect cover for his true past as a interplanetary spy. Having found out that his previous memory has been erased, Douglas Quaid, played by Colin Farrell, finds himself at arms against his wife, played by Kate Beckinsale. Forced to return to Mars in order to reveal what happened for his memory to be erased, he finds himself to be on a continuous journey of self discovery. Mars has been determined as a livable colony, full of monetary issues and fight for control of power. Having realized he had been turned over to the wrong side, he decides to make up for his wrongs now that he has a clean slate of memory. Having to team up with his old allies will prove to be a feat in itself, for to them he is still a traitor to their cause for survival. Having no choice but to abandon his old life of lies, he is now made to participate in the saving of the lives on Mars. Farrell's depiction of the revamping of this sci-fi classic holds true to the original, while advances in special effects leave lovers of the original in awe from beginning to finish. This faced-paced adaptation guarantees to pack enough punch for anyone who found themselvesino love the first installment. The view of scientific advances on the human consciousness gives way to ideas of what the future may hold, and how it may be used incorrectly in the wrong hands.