Total Recall Trailer Teased With New Footage, Explosions

By Katey Rich 2012-03-27 11:45:00discussion comments
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Sure, we willingly buy into the hype around trailers all the time, and even if you don't want to spoil yourself, it's hard not to get excited about the first glimpse at this or that movie. But there's something distinctly perverse about trailers for a trailer, whether releasing brief clips from an upcoming advertising spot (I'm looking at you, Hunger Games), or in the case of this new teaser for Total Recall, actually cutting together an entire trailer… for the trailer. I promise it's a lot less confusing once you see it, so just take a look below.

Remarkably, very little of that footage was featured in the 30-second teaser that went online earlier this month, though give this spot's emphasis on loud music and brief shots of explosions, there's not a whole lot of footage to choose from. Overall this feels like a teaser for a movie by the Len Wiseman we know from the Underworld movies, and I can't be the only person who was hoping Total Recall might be a bit more of a step forward.

Then again, it's far from determined how this movie will turn out, and we've got a whole new trailer coming on Sunday to help sway our opinions even further. We'll have the trailer to you as soon as it premieres online, and maybe then we can finally decide for ourselves if this second visit to the Total Recall world is worth our time. The movie comes to theaters August 3.
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