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  • Sadly, while worth watching most of what made Total Recall interesting is missing from the movie

    • by Elton Gahr


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      I have watched most of the movies listed under Science fiction on Netflix, but had never seen Total Recall 2070, mostly because it was hard to imagine a sequel to a marginally above average movie without any of the cast returning, and made for television could be any good. I am happy to report that my prejudice against sequels was misplaced.

      This is not a great movie, it is barely good but the mix of Blade Runner and Total Recall is worth watching

      if for no other reason than both are based on Phillip K.

      Dick works.

      Sadly, while worth watching most of what made Total Recall interesting is missing from the movie.

      Most of the fear and questioning that you felt in Total Recall is missing.

      You never question the main character in this movie and you certainly never suspect that it is all a fantasy, or even if he might be an android without knowing it.

      That the androids want to remain more human as their programming wears off is ok, and the hint that alien DNA may have been used to improve them was interesting but I have already seen Blade Runner and it was far superior.

      Most of these flaws, along with the feeling of incompletely at the end of the movie can be explained by understanding that this was a pilot for a television series and rather than telling a complete story, they were setting the groundwork for other stories and because of ...

      • Total Recall 2070
      that I forgive many of its minor problems.

      What I can’t forgive is that the plot of this story is weak.

      You feel at times as if someone had been given a checklist with the things which had to be in the movie.

      The trip to mars was unnecessary, as the scenes would have been identical in a warehouse on earth and the part of the plot with Recall felt more tacked on than part of the plot.

      In the end, this feels

      like Blade Runner without the dystopia and Total Recall without the questions, but how can you have either of these movies without those parts? The answer is that you can’t so while the movie looked good, the action was fun and the acting good the movie is flawed and remained flawed.

      If you are desperate for a science fiction movie, you have not seen before this might be a good afternoon movie so long as you keep your expectations down and don’t expect it to be too much like Total Recall.

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