Nothing We Haven't Seen Before: Total Recall, Reviewed.Will Leitch8/03/12 4:30pmFiled to: Grierson & LeitchEmeritusMoviesThe projectorNewsReviewsTotal RecallTotal Recall reviewColin FarrellReviewTop131EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink1. As a skeptic of the original Total Recall, I was ready to give its remake more than a fair shake. My primary issue with the original is how little it does with the film's initial, fantastical Philip K. Dick premise, that the difference between reality and fantasy is not only slim but perhaps irrelevant; that film was too interested in Arnold Schwarzenegger wisecracks and dopey Future Jokes to slow down and develop that central theme. I'm happy to say that the remake does, actually, focus a little bit more on that premise, and stay consistent with it. That's pretty much the only thing I'm happy to say about it, though.