Total Recall

Total Recall, 1990 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone and Michael Ironside.  Arny crack some heads on the red planet this time.

Douglas Quaid (Schwarzenegger) has always dreamed of going to mars and now he can through a new way to travel.  He goes to Recall Inc. where he was to get memories implanted in his brain of a trip to mars.  As they begin the implants he starts reacting weird and soon they discover that he had had his memory wiped.  Now the ‘agency’ is after him so he must make his way to the red planet to find out and stop what is going on and to get his memories back.

Good action film from back in the day.  Arny was at his best back then making these types of films.  The story, for the early 90’s was a unique one.  Ironside always play a bad guy and didn’t disappoint in this one.  Stone was also at her best during the 90’s.  Not only did she look great but she played the villain very well.  CGI was still in it’s infancy as well but they did a good job, except maybe when they were lying on the ground trying to breathe the Martian air.  I wasn’t a big fan of the mutants, the costumes and make-up for them was not very good and really, why the need for mutated people anyway?  The story would have been just as good.  It was a good film and very entertaining in a retro sort of way.  If you like films from this era you will definitely like this one.  Great job.




 

 

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