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Equilibrium 2002

  • Kurt Wimmer
  • December 6, 2002
  • 107 mins
  • English
  • Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
In a future where freedom is outlawed, outlaws will become heroes.
In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.


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This movie was recommended to me by Netflix after I watched V for Vendetta, so I obviously was hoping for a similar experience. I was disappointed in some particular areas.

For one, the whole premise just didn't seem... I don't know, feasible. I can't imagine a world in which feelings don't exist, and it just doesn't seem logical for people to want to eradicate them completely. Humans live for experiences and without them, we may as well be a blank sheet. I really disliked how they tried to fit a bit of romance in here. It just wasn't needed. The fights were also kind of terrible and clearly sped up. Considering there's now way that humans can move like that, I just ended up laughing at them.

Bale's performance though was amazing (of course). Really loved the wide distinction between the unfeeling version of him at the beginning and the opposite at the end.

Overall, I was just entertained. It didn't affect me as much as I hoped it would considering the topic they tried to tackle.

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The fight is awesome and the choreography is unique, to say the least. I really enjoyed the gun-kata fighting style for its flashiness. But I guess the good stuff stops at that. The plot is so-so, the foreshadowing is kinda obvious. A decent action flick but I think it's wrong to see it as a sci-fi movie with breath-taking story (like some critics seem to expect).

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A action movie in the style of Matrix but not as good as it's role model: in a world where every emotion is forbidden, a law enforcer tries to overthrow the system.

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