Even before the film was released in theaters, Len Wiseman’s Total Recall created loads of confusion among fans of Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 action film as well as Philip K. Dick’s short story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.” For months the “remake” filmmakers attempted to distance Total Recall 2012 from the prior movie, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger in the role of Douglas Quaid, asserting that the new film would be truer to the short story source material.
Ultimately, “truer” seems to mean more grounded – considering the new film swaps out Mars, mutants, and aliens, for a more terrestrial conflict featuring a post-apocalyptic Earth landscape, robots, and corrupt politicians. As a result, how does Total Recall (2012) compare to Total Recall (199o) as well as the “We Can Remember ...
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