Theatrical trailer for Total Recall.
They stole his mind… now he wants it back! In a futuristic world, construction worker Doug Quaid obsesses about taking a vacation on Mars. His wife objects, so he instead opts to have an artificial memory of a Martian holiday implanted into his mind. The trouble is, during the implant procedure, he suffers a strange reaction. It seems as though he has already been to Mars, but his memories of the journey have been wiped...
Now secret agents and the cohorts of a megalomaniacal industrialist are out to get him. Can Quaid experience total recall, and finally figure out just why everyone is trying to stop him from reaching the red planet?
Total Recall is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, some sexual content, brief nudity, and language. Now playing in theaters.
I thought, seeing as I have the remake on my to-watch list, I should give the original Total Recall a watch. I was not disappointed! Total Recall is everything you would expect from a 90’s sci-fi-action film starring Arnie. The acting isn’t the best, the gore is extravagant, the technology beautifully ‘futuristic’*and the plot is surprisingly complex – with lots of twists and turns: even I was surprised at points. The film seems to me a combination of The Fifth Element (1997) Inception (2010) and that bit in Minority Report (2002) where they are in that dream/fantasy hook-you-up-to-a-machine back-alley shop place – you know the one!