I don’t think anybody is going to mention the 2012 remake of “Total Recall” in the same breath with “Citizen Kane,” but that doesn’t make it any worse than the 1990 original. Both are satisfactory action films that used the latest high-tech filmmaking to augment a sci-fi political espionage plot that takes place just a little bit in the future. The remake also evokes “Blade Runner” with all the darkness, grime and rain (the weather always sucks in the future – damn greenhouse gases). Colin Farrell’s sad-eyed emoting abounds. Kate Beckinsale makes for an excellent villain. Most. Evil. Looking. Hair. Ever.

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