In terms of the criticism of the director - I agree. Here is what I said:
"Total Recall has a grand finale, and even process that leads to it is different that the original; it seems like director Len Wiseman indeed had his own unique vision for the film, but the entire first act brings down the quality of the reboot. It leaves me questioning why even remake the film, when the only major similarities between the two were the set up?
Wiseman surely could have circumvented the thought process that was the idea behind "Rekall" and given this film it's own brand new identity. If you look at the last hour of the film it really stands out and is more often then not - entertaining.
But we always remember that this isn't an original, it's a borrowed toy that was just used a couple of times and then thrown back into the cluttered Hollywood chest."