This film HAS to be taken with a pinch of salt, it's massively over the top, the acting is cheesy as hell and the plot is pretty dull but what it lacks in these departments it makes up for in fun, action and especially gore.
It's classic Verhoeven and anyone who's into the likes of 'Total Recal' should definately pick this up just for the fun of it. It's not as good as recal but it's got all the Verhoeven traits.
The CG in holds up remarkably well for the age of the film (nearly 10 years old!) but don't expect the kinda stuff were seeing in the likes of Transformers!
If you like this and his other work, check out 'Black Book' it's a pretty recent one of his and it's very different!
The blu-ray is by far one of the most impressive I have seen to date, colours are bright and vivid, and the picture has a real crispness and 3D feel to it, it's only let down by the occasional drop in quality in some scenes but it's definately worth the extra cash for the disk.
All in all a good buy that i'm pretty pleased with, couldn't bring myself to give it five stars due to the nature of the film, infact i'd give the film itself three stars but the quality of the disk brings it up to four for me, bit lacking in extras though.