“Who Gets Everything They Fantasize About?” Latest Trailer For ‘Total Recall’ Hints At Three-Boobed Alien

"Who Gets Everything They Fantasize About?" Latest Trailer For 'Total Recall' Hints At Three-Boobed Alien

“Tell us the fantasy, we’ll give you the memory.” Ah, the good old mind-trip vacation gone awry, we’ve certainly all been there. Depending on your point of view, Len Wiseman‘s “Total Recall” remake starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel might either look like a dark and entertaining thrill ride or well, potentially hysterical. Truthfully, while the aesthetics look rather impressive in a wannabe, contemporary “Blade Runner” sort of way, the the lie-within-the-lie narrative already looks like it could be extremely clunky or right on the nose. But we’ll try and not write it off quite yet. 

Oh, and fans of the original version made in 1990 by Paul Verhoeven will obviously love the cheeky reference to the femme-alien with a third breast. Here’s the official synopsis:

Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he’s got a beautiful wife 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, the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter to find the head of the underground resistance 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.

Also starring Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy, John Cho, Bookeem Woodbine and Will Yun Lee, the film also distinctly shares some moods from “The Matrix” in tone and narrative, and arguably borrows some of its conceits. Will the “what’s real and what’s reality” sections of the film come off like a true twisty mindbender or is this just an action-thriller with some minor sci-fi food for thought? The jury’s out, though the trailer is definitely slick enough that a certain demographic of the male populace are probably already sold. We’re on the fence personally (with some of us not even on it), but you get to decide on August 3rd when “Total Recall” hits theaters.

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Comments

Huffy

Can't get over how bland everything looks. This is blue-screening at it's worst: instead of using CG to enhance environments they've just thrown a bunch of vaguely futuristic shit on the screen with no attempt at creative a believable city. The original's future may look hopelessly 80's (especially compared to something like Blade Runner, whose world is timeless in my opinion) but it has 1000 times the personality of this.

Arch

For those who didn't see this already a guy did a pretty neat comparison between the 1990 trailer and some 2012 footage on youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIduDF61WlM

Alan

I have a fantasy, which involves Hollywood turning away Les Wiseman, his impersonal and flat visuals, his fundamental misunderstanding of story structure and his pretty but talentless wife (her best role was as another hot thing that couldn't act). Some fantasies, though, are too outlandish …

William Scherer

Looks like another Hollywood piece of crap! All special effects… no story.

Seeyaathepartyrichter

The final "money" shot in this trailer is awful, what is happening, a car is falling down on a dude? C'mon son, people need to learn from trailers Avengers and TDKR which show something that makes the film a must-see (That big snake thing Iron Man is bringing to the party or The Bat in action).

kingslayer

it's a shame this movie might have had a chance with a better cast, i mean farrell sucks and biel and beckinsale are great to look at but they can't act for shit

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