Director: Len Wiseman. Cast: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bill Nighy, Bryan Cranston, John Cho. 118 min. Rated PG-13. USA/Canada. Sci-fi/Action.
Not as bad as they were saying. Obviously, the special effects are incredibly better than the 1990 Arnold-starring original, Ferrell fits into the protagonist role, and Beckinsale upgrades the attractive villain (originally played by Sharon Stone). My only gripe is the innate problem with all remakes: you already know the story, so all the good twists are spoiled. Still, as the movie pays some homages to the original, it also makes decent efforts to circumvent the above problem, most prominently during the customs scene where the weird lady opens up her head. And I'm not going to spoil that one.