The thing that stood out most to me was how this in some ways felt like part of one of those mini-series where you’re not supposed to see the whole picture in one episode, but with no promise of exploring the world further later on. It’s exciting enough and some of the banter is quite entertaining between people, but I can’t help like the missing stuff leading up to an invading robot army would have made taken it from fun to awesome.
Sure, movies these days tend to be made with the hope of at least a trilogy, but for something that can’t promise extra explanation it doesn’t make it something I’ll rush to watch again or own. In other words, check it out for a couple of hours of adult sci-fi distraction (not so much family friendly with a bit too much skin for kids) and hope it’s enough to keep you satisfied until something like “Pacific Rim” comes out later this year. Thus, my verdict for “Total Recall (2012 edition)” is an average two out of five hand phones.
DVD rental courtesy of Family Video of Pauls Valley.