Rating : 5/10
Release Date : 3rd August, 2012
Time : 115 minutes
Director : Len Wiseman; Writer : Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback, inspired by a short story, ‘We Can Remember It For You Wholesale’ by Phillip. K. Dick; Music : Harry Gregson-Williams
Starring : Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bokeem Woodbine
They lost the plot somewhat, actually almost literally, in all the frenetic action sequences, the bullets flying, the fancy gizmos and high speed chase scenes.
They kept it reasonably tight till the halfway mark but then it just descended into a cacophony of gunfire, explosions and people yelling at each other.
One of the things, though, that intrigue me about futuristic movies is to have a look at the gadgets. They have a knack of becoming real in time to come. The fridge with the digital display, the ‘eyeballs’ into the room, the mannequins with lights and the phone implant into the palm were all fascinating in the ‘I want one of that’ kind of way.
The sets were impressive, the actors did what they could but it was all too fast and too furious. Never got a chance to really feel for anyone, for us to really care for the characters or their cause.
Arnold Schwarznegger version of 1990, this movie can be given some brownie points.