Total Recall 2012: What Does It Tell Us About Modern Cinema?

0
0
Subscribe to Colin Farrell alerts


The differences between Total Recall circa 1990 and Total Recall circa 2012 (starring Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale) are vast. And according to Time magazine, the differences between the two movies tell us a lot about the way that our society has changed in the last 12 years, as well as telling us a lot about how the expectations of the movie-going public have changed.

Contrast, for example, the two men cast in the lead role of Douglas Quaid. Take Arnold Schwarzenegger, with his muscular body of He-Man-like proportions, his monosyllabic delivery, "the go-to guy when you (need) someone uncomplicated who, when faced with a problem, would rather shoot it and sneer over its corpse with a wisecrack than waste time figuring it out." Then take Colin Farrell, the widely-respected actor with a body that screams 'conscientious movie actor,' rather than 'former weightlifting champion,' with his acting school background and his Golden Globe-winning acting career. Compare Sharon Stone, with her late 90s vampish glamour and Kate Beckinsale, with her slightly-more-restrained British sexiness. Just two of many indicators that modern cinema goers expect a little more in the way of intellectual stimulation in their science-fiction action movies.

"Where the original Total Recall was glib to the point of distraction - no surprise, perhaps, coming from Paul Verhoeven," says Graeme MCMillan, for Time magazine, "the new version seems to go almost too far in its desire to suggest some deeper meaning and emotional resonance to the idea of fictionalized memories and nature versus nurture versus implanted personalities." Coming hot on the heels of Prometheus and Inception, it looks as though Total Recall is pandering to our desire for a bit of a cerebral challenge when we settle down with our popcorn.


Contactmusic

Tags: Colin Farrell - Kate Beckinsale - Arnold Schwarzenegger

0
0
Subscribe to Colin Farrell alerts
Advertisement

More Colin Farrell

Miss Julie - Trailer Trailer

Over the course of one night in an Irish country estate in the 1880s, a man and a woman engage in an illicit romantic relationship....

Colin Farrell Pens Passionate Letter To Ireland, Fighting For Gay Rights

Hollywood heartthrob Colin Farrell is urging his native countrymen of Ireland to support gay rights for one very important reason, his older brother, Eamon Jr.,...

Colin Farrell Adds Another Gig To The Comeback List With Dolce & Gabbana Campaign

Colin Farrell – heartthrob, new star of True Detective and now, the face of Dolce & Gabbana’s scent Intenso. It’s a perfect fit, right?Colin Farrell...

Watch Kate Mara & Ellen Page As "Terrible" 'Tiny Detectives' In 'True Detective' Parody [Video]

Kate Mara and Ellen Page parody HBO's True Detective and their own short statures in a new Funny or Die video.Kate Mara at New York...

Advertisement

So, "True Detective" Season 2 Will Star Colin Farrell And Vince Vaughn. Who's Next?

Another one of those True Detective rumours has been confirmed – Vince Vaughn has indeed signed on for a part in the show’s second season....

Finally, We've Got a Plot for 'True Detective' Season 2 (and Vince Vaughn)

After months of rumors, speculation and a drip-feed of information for Nic Pizzolato and individuals connected with HBO, we've finally got some solid information on...

Vince Vaughn And Colin Farrell Confirmed As Stars Of 'True Detective' Season 2

After months of speculation and rumours, Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell have finally been announced as the leading men in the second season of HBO's...

Colin Farrell Confirms He's In 'True Detective' Season 2, "I'm So Excited"

Irish actor Colin Farrell has confirmed he will star in the second season of HBO's 'True Detective', ending months of speculation that linked the likes...

Advertisement

Comments

Colin Farrell Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Colin Farrell

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All