09 August 2012

At the movies: Total Recall '12.

So, for some reason Hollywood is determined to remake all of Paul Verhoeven's SciFi classics. The first effort in this multimillion dollar recycling campaign is Total Recall, recently unleashed to theatres with a tad of fanfare. And yes, given recent events in the world, it's absolutely important that a film gets into why time and time again, unsettled minds feel the need to have to define their own reality through horrifying acts of violence... oh wait, this isn't that movie at all. If anything, its PG-13 sanitized massacres are creepier and much more offensive than the original's Swiftian bloodlettings.

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