Exactly the right kind of schlock. Silly, creative, tapping in to big ideas, violent and bursting at the seams with inventiveness.
It's just a shame that Schwarzenegger is here. I like the Austrian Oak when he's used well (True Lies, Terminator, Predator etc.) but he just doesn't have the range for this one. Michael Ironside is an absolute gem though and Dean Norris is always appreciated. The rest of the cast however look like they would be more at home with the soap opera crowd from Starship Troopers.
While I thoroughly enjoyed it, ultimately I think I would have preferred it to focus on the world at large rather than bringing things back to Schwarzenegger/Quaid quite so much. Arnold just aint Peter Weller.