Total Recall Review
Synopsis:When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he?
Total Recall is a science fiction blockbuster from 1990 began its production life as a very different movie than the one that was released. An adaptation of the Philip K. Dick short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," Total Recall was originally conceived of with Richard Dreyfuss starring as a Walter Mitty-like character who experiences a variety of artificially induced fantasies. The movie we know is a mega-budget action epic set on Mars. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a normal working man who discovers that his entire reality has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Oscar-winning special effects and violent action propel the twisting plot, in which Arnold manipulates his manipulators in a world of dazzling high technology. Director Paul Verhoeven (Robocop) indulges his usual penchant for gratuitous bloodshed, but Total Recall has enough cleverness to rise above its excesses.
About Total Recall (1990)
Original Title: El vengador del futuro
Runtime: 113 minutes
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Total Avg. Votes: 9
Writers: Philip K. Dick, Ronald Shusett, Dan O'Bannon, Jon Povill, Gary Goldman
Director: Paul Verhoeven