Director Len Wiseman (Underworld) jumps into the remake game with this retooling of Philip K. Dick's short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, originally brought to the big screen by Paul Verhoeven in the 1990 sci-fi action eye-popper starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Colin Farrell stars as a blue-collar worker whose grip on his own identity breaks down after realizing he might be a spy. Equilibrium's Kurt Wimmer provides the screenplay, with Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston heading up the rest of the cast as the villainous Cohaagen.
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Not terrible. Not memorable, either.
Enjoyed this a lot despite the critical abuse it received. I have a soft spot for Colin Farrell and he was sweet in this. I remembered WHY I like Kate Beckensale (she was awesome!) and remembered why Jessica Biel should go back to television ASAP (I LIKE her, I just don't think she commands enough presence for film, she was always awesome on tv). I barely remember the original so I couldn't compare them properly but I had fun with this movie despite some plot holes and some moments that stretched credulity.