I wasn't really planning to see this flick but since there was nothing else really interesting to watch I thought why not? The first thing I thought while watching this remake is that I suddenly realized I just love movies dealing with amnesia. Indeed, 'Memento' is my favorite movie and I really loved 'The Bourne Identity' (much more than the sequels) and, of course, the original 'Total Recall'. What made those movies fascinating, at least, to me, is that they focused more on the pyschological and emotional turmoil lived by the main character and not so much on the action scenes. In my opinion, that was the big mistake made in this version. Indeed, the action stuff is pretty cool and entertaining but you never get the chance to root for Doug Quaid. Colin Farrell tries really hard and I don't think he should be blamed. It is like Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel. They are both pretty badass but they don't have anything else to offer, I'm afraid. Still, the whole thing is not a total failure. Indeed, the action scenes were pretty neat and it has been a while since I have seen such an impressive vision of the future. To conclude, it was honestly a nice try and even though it is not better or even as good as the original version, it is still worth a look though, especially if you like the genre.