How does Total Recall end?

Ultimately, Quaid decides that Edgemar is lying because he still fears death in the supposed dream, but uncertainty still remains – as seen at the end of the movie, where Quaid wonders if everything was all a dream.

Which Total Recall is closer to the book?

Total Recall isn’t really faithful to the original short story, but its closer to the ethos of PKD than its slightly more famous cousin, Blade Runner. Thirty years ago, on June 1, 1990, Total Recall implanted us with memories of a type of science fiction film making that never really became mainstream.

What happens at the end of Total Recall 2012?

The Director’s Cut ends with Quaid, on finding the real Melina, noticing that his forearm is missing the Rekall symbol he received earlier. Recalling Matthias’ words, during their short meeting, that the past blinds us to the present our heart wants, Quaid decides to accept his current world with Melina as real.

Is Bladerunner a cyberpunk?

Blade Runner can be seen as a quintessential example of the cyberpunk style and theme. Video games, board games, and tabletop role-playing games, such as Cyberpunk 2020 and Shadowrun, often feature storylines that are heavily influenced by cyberpunk writing and movies.

Are Total Recall and Blade Runner connected?

Dick’s universe, or PKD universe, is a study of Philip K. Dick’s written works from the 1950s and ’60s, and subsequent adaptions, to help construct the Total Recall timeline. Total Recall 2070 heavily draws from Dick’s Universe bridging elements from the film adaptions, Blade Runner and Total Recall.

Is Total Recall just an illusion?

Conclusion? It Was A Dream. In the end, there’s simply too much evidence, too much coincidence that one would need to accept in order to believe that Total Recall is anything other than a memory implant. The blue sky on the planet Mars is too much of a coincidence.

Is Total Recall all in his head?

The information about the alien tech that creates the blue sky isn’t public knowledge, so there’s no reason for Rekall to include it. The only way that the movie can end with a blue sky is if it’s a dream. The blue sky thing was created by Rekall, the fact that we see one means that Quaid is still inside his own head.