Total Recall (Movie Review)

Total Recall

Total Recall

Hello true believers, Len Wiseman’s remake of Total Recall is slick and has great production values but somehow it just doesn’t have the provoke the same kind of excitement that the older movie had. The biggest thing that’s missing is the whole Mars spiel which sorta dials down the stakes that are presented in the plot.

Kate Beckinsale really shines as Lori Quaid in this one and I just “hated” her character which is quite an achievement especially as most of her roles sees her on the side of the angels. As usual she’s smokin’ hot and she’s more than just a pretty face with all her fast kicks & lightning fast action scenes. Colin Farrell & Jessica Biel aren’t as great in this one and if it weren’t for Kate Beckinsale I think the movie would’ve been super flat.

My memories of the original Total Recall are fuzzy but the thing that pulled this movie down for me was this; the critical plot twist is exactly the same in this one and if you can still remember stuff from the original then I’d suggest that you don’t bother with this one Discarding the entire backdrop of Mars didn’t help too. Anyways, I give Total Recall a so-so 2 out of 5. If you really don’t have anything else to catch as the summer blockbusters come to a trickle then I guess it’s worth it just for Kate Beckinsale.

Advertisements

The A-Team (Movie Review)

The A-Team

The A-Team

Everyone’s been raving about this one and boy am I glad I managed to catch it last night. I was catching up with a friend from Miri and we decided to catch the 11:50PM show last night at Berjaya Times Square.

The A-Team is a non-stop thrill ride with excellent takes on the characters that we grew up with in the 80’s show. The action’s over the top and it’s great that the movie doesn’t take itself too seriously. Liam Neeson’s great as Colonel Hannibal Smith, the master planner who heads up the squad. Sharlto Copley (District 9) deserves special mention here too cos’ he’s hilarious as Murdock; the crazy pilot who was a fan fav back in the day. Jessica Biel as usual is hot and the ladies would definitely love Bradley Cooper who plays “Face”.

The movie’s close to its end-run son don’t miss out on it. I give The A-Team 5 stars out of 5. The trailer was bad but trust me the movie’s a great watch.