The one thing saving the Total Recall movie from being written off as "yet another remake" is the presence of Bryan Cranston as the big bad, Cohagen. Watch the very first Cranston clip in which he yells at his lady muscle, Kate Beckinsale. Stay out of my territory, Quaid!
You know how we used to think people in the future would talk to each other on Dick Tracy-style radio watches? Whoops. Turns out its better to just stick the phone up to (or into) your ear. Then we thought, videophones, of course, that's the next logical step in personal telecommunications. Hmm...maybe 1 percent of the time. With your grandkids.
Now, with everything we know, the filmmakers decide, Hey, you know how people will talk to their bosses in the future, particularly about incredibly sensitive stuff? Probably by slapping your audibly beeping phone hand on a car window, and Skyping with him or her in full view of whoever might be passing by, looking for a free piece of smart glass, to check their own video-hand-mail messages. Makes sense to me.