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Safe reboot

The "Total Recall" remake gets tired quickly, but is helped by excellent visuals and solid acting

By Cary Darling
McClatchy Newspapers

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 03, 2012

~~<p>A remake of &quot;Total Recall,&quot; the enjoyable but lightweight 1990 action-thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone, would seem to be about as necessary as a down jacket in summer.</p>
<p>If anyone wanted to make the case that Hollywood has run out of ideas, it would seem that this project starring Colin Farrell could be Exhibit A. But, surprisingly, &quot;Recall&quot; 2.0 offers a fresh, visually rich take on the well-worn tale.</p>
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A remake of "Total Recall," the enjoyable but lightweight 1990 action-thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone, would seem to be about as necessary as a down jacket in summer.

If anyone wanted to make the case that Hollywood has run out of ideas, it would seem that this project starring Colin Farrell could be Exhibit A. But, surprisingly, "Recall" 2.0 offers a fresh, visually rich take on the well-worn tale. Login for more...



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