My 50 Favorite Flicks • #16

Get your ass to Mars!  The #16 movie on my list comes all the way from Mars…

Total Recall (1990)
Something is missing from movies nowadays.  And that something is what Paul Verhoeven used to be able to capture in his 80’s flicks. I have seen Total Recall so many times, that it gives me comforting feeling when watching it.  It brings me back to little Tony watching this when he was way too young on HBO.  You know a movie is great when I was literally at a crossroads when deciding what picture would best represent this movie. I was stuck between depicting the image above when he removes the tracker through his nose, The three breasted hooker, the dream sequence in mars when Quaid’s face is exploding, Quaid in the fat woman disguise or Quaid in the Rekall machine. I love the over the top violence, the general evilness of the villain, and Arnold gives us a memorable performance with lots of one liners to quote. I love you Total Recall.

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