Len Wiseman is good at what he does -- and what he does is make mindless action films. Unfortunately, that makes him a poor choice to direct a remake of 'Total Recall,' since what makes the material so great is the fact that it's anything but mindless.
Wisemen is totally uninterested in the very thing that makes 'Total Recall' interesting -- namely its poker-faced presentation of a story with two totally viable interpretations. Is what we're watching really happening? Or is it all a dream? In investigating the nature of reality amidst a barrage of chases and fight scenes, the first 'Total Recall' was a unique pleasure: an action movie with brains and brawn. Wiseman strips away the subtext and ambiguity, puts his head down, and barrels along from one scene to the next.
Are you guys ready for some action? Before you answer that, we should clarify: Are you ready for a 'Total Recall' featurette that focuses on how they filmed the action sequences? If you answered yes to the second question, read on to check it out. If you answered yes to the first question, sorry, we're not sorry.
Right now, everyone’s in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ mode. You can forgive Hollywood for forgetting, albeit temporarily, that there are other films coming out this summer. ‘The Watch’ looks funny, and ‘The Bourne Legacy’ could kick serious ass. We're also excited for ‘Total Recall,’ which wowed the crowds at San Diego Comic-Con and now continues to tease with a new clip.
Len Wiseman's remake of 'Total Recall' is one of this summer's biggest wild cards. Will audiences flock to a remake of a modern classic that abandons much of what makes the original so beloved? Is Colin Farrell capable of drawing the crowds? Why does the whole thing look so much like 'Minority Report'? So many questions...which is certainly appropriate for a movie that appears to be all about asking questions. The latest TV spot emphasizes the film's memory-wiping, identity-seeking twists alongside all of the futuristic action.
We haven't heard much about 'Epic' around here -- the new film from Blue Sky Studios, the people who brought you 'Ice Age' and 'Rio' -- but thanks to this new trailer, we have a better idea of what this film is about... well, sort of.
Do you get an overwhelming feeling of déjà vu when you watch the promotional materials for Len Wiseman’s ‘Total Recall?’ You’re not alone. In fact, a YouTube user named Mister Cinestri created a video using footage from Paul Verhoeven’s original 'Recall,' cutting it to match the trailer from the upcoming remake and allowing you to watch both, side-by-side. The similarities between the two are surprising.