This remade film is based on a science fiction story by Philip K. Dick, and centres on a factory worker who finds himself running from authorities when he unknowingly gets centred in a battle for the freedom of his people from the elite group that controls him. The 2012 version stars Colin Farrell and is a great film in terms of action sequences and visual effects.  The storyline and character development are fairly weak in the film, with action being the key focus.  This has obvious advantages, but also clear disadvantages as well.  A fun movie to sit back and eat popcorn and enjoy, but not exactly high-quality if you’re looking for more substance.

Overall rating: 3 stars out of 5

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