As far as the family is concerned, this movie should be “recalled.” Despite an interesting storyline and impressive special effects, the film registers a three rating in nudity, a four in violence, and a five in language and anything three or above in our content listing places a film outside of our “family-approved” category.
For Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) life seems to be pretty good as he lives with his lovely wife, played by Kate Beckinsale. However, when she turns on him, attempting to kill him, he learns that he actually is someone else and must help stop a tyrant who intends to use “synthetics”, android-like creatures, to dominate the United Federation of Britain, and possibly much more real estate, in the late 21st century. Beckinsale is terrific as a terminator-like warrior who is determined to track down Quaid and kill him. Her dogged determination and fighting abilities gives him a run for his money.
The idea of Rekall, the organization which uses implants in a person’s brain to make them believe the memories they have are real, is an intriguing plot device. Unfortunately, the content of the film prevents it from receiving our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.