Total Recall

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"What Is Real?"
  • PG-13
  • 2012
  • 6.2  (263,696)
  • 43

In the year 2084, Total Recall takes place in a world where the earth has been destroyed and the only habitable places left are the United Federation of Britain and the Colony (formerly known as Australia). Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) is a factory worker who, after having recurring dreams about a girl, decides to visit Rekall, a company that implants false memories into the mind, in order to experience a virtual vacation.

Quaid is hesitant at first, but when the procedure goes horribly wrong, he is thrust into a world of espionage and danger. He soon learns that his entire life has been a lie and that he is actually a spy, but he cannot remember his true identity.

As Quaid tries to uncover the truth about his past, he becomes embroiled in a conflict between the United Federation of Britain, led by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), and the Resistance, led by Matthias (Bill Nighy). He also meets Melina (Jessica Biel), the girl from his dreams, who helps him in his quest to find his true identity.

The movie is a perfect blend of action, adventure, and science fiction. The futuristic world created by the filmmakers is stunningly realized, with flying cars, massive elevators connecting the two parts of the world, and crowded streets filled with people from all walks of life.

The action sequences in Total Recall are some of the most thrilling and well-executed scenes in recent memory. From a car chase through the twisting streets of a futuristic city to a battle in the middle of a massive elevator, each set piece is expertly crafted and keeps the audience on the edge of their seats the entire time.

Colin Farrell gives a commanding performance as Douglas Quaid, perfectly portraying the confusion and desperation of a man who cannot remember who he is or who to trust. Bryan Cranston is suitably villainous as Chancellor Cohaagen, and Jessica Biel brings a toughness and vulnerability to her role as Melina.

The movie also tackles some deeper themes about memory, identity, and what it means to be human. The idea that memories can be implanted or erased raises questions about the nature of identity and whether we are defined by our experiences.

Overall, Total Recall is a thrilling and thought-provoking film that will leave audiences entertained and engaged. The talented cast, expertly crafted action sequences, and stunning visuals make it a must-see for fans of science fiction and action movies alike.

Total Recall is a 2012 action movie. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 43.

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