In the film Total Recall (2012), a remake of the film from 1990 with Arnold Schwarzenegger, we find a similar character with similar problems. The difference is the location and the technology for making the film. Colin Farrell did an excellent job playing the role of Quaid\Hauser the deadly secret agent in the futuristic world contaminated by chemical\biological war. It is a century in the future, the world has been rendered mostly uninhabitable. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he’s got a beautiful wife, he believes he is in love with, the mind-trip from a visit to Rekall sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life, where he works on an assembly line building police sentry robots for a huge corporation, real memories of life as a super-spy might be the perfect break. Did someone say “Break”-“Snap”? Because as soon as he’s hooked up to the machine, sentries attack and Quaid finds himself fighting off soldiers. The procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man as he finds himself on the run from the police. Before long, he’s involved in a life-or-death chase as he tries to figure out which side to fight for: the government or the “terrorists” who threaten to rise up and take over.
A nice comparison between the first Total Recall and the 2012 version is when Quaid attempts to pass through the security check at the entrance to UFB, he is wearing a holographic necklace that produces the image of an Asian man’s face. Moments before, a woman with a chubby face, wearing a yellow coat, can be seen. The woman very much resembled the prosthetic/mechanical “mask” worn by Quaid in the correlating scene of the 1990 original. She even gives the same answer to the security clerk, “Two Weeks”. Is it Deja Vu or is it The Matrix changing something?
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