Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Movie: Total Recall (2012)

Total Recall did not do very well with the critics - A.O. Scott trashes it at the NYT and it received just 30/100 at rotten tomatoes - and justifiably so. The acting is mediocre, there is surprisingly little heat, and the plot is incoherent and ridiculous. But the special effects are very, very cool. I particularly liked the urban landscapes/skyscapes in both London and "the colony" but the "drop" through the earth from one to the other is pretty cool too.

So, this is recommended only if you are willing to sit through a 120 minute movie just for the effects.

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