Total Recall

(PG-13) ★★★☆☆

Original this thing is not. While director Len Wiseman’s futuristic film is more hectic than inspired, it certainly moves. Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) lives a decent life with his wife Lori (Kate Beckinsale). Restless, he visits a dream factory for a memory-implant vacation, which doesn’t go well. Chaos, hover car chases, confused identity and reality ensue. Quaid spends much of the film on the run or surviving ridiculous falls. It’s great visually, but a little too predictable, even for a remake.

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