If you are a fan of such books as Brave New World, 1984, The Giver, or This Perfect Day or movies like the Matrix and Logan's Run--Equilibrium is just the movie for you. Preston is so skilled to be an almost invincible opponent. Otherwise, this is a film worth watching and thinking about. When he misses a dose of Prozium, a mind-altering drug that hinders emotion. I know half the people that Preston attacks are just standing there doing nothing while they wait to get their ass kicked. Equilibrium is the perfect example why I do not rate lower for derivativeness or unoriginality. I was hooked within the first minute! I know it makes no sense for a culture with no emotions to still be able to fall in love, choose a spouse and desire sex to create children.Next
I know there's no reason random citizens would sit in a square to watch a guy on a big screen giving a speech, re-enforcing what the characters already know. Christian Bale and Emily Watson are superb. The film is basically high-concept combination of Fahrenheit 451 1966 , George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four original published in 1949, film versions appeared in 1954, 1956 and 1984 , The Matrix 1999 and a bit of The Wizard of Oz 1939 thrown in for good measure. Wimmer is so austerely slick here that Equilibrium sometimes resembles a postmodernist automobile commercial. This is one of the film's similarities to The Wizard of Oz, although maybe not the most significant one. I know the emotionless characters express emotions and crack facial expressions when they're probably not supposed to.Next
The high-concept material in Equilibrium is handled brilliantly. Whether you love action or a great plot line, this movie gives the Matrix trilogy especially Reloaded and Revolutions a run for its money--to say the least. This is nicely related to the common advice from kung fu senseis that emotion lessens one's effectiveness in combat. In a futuristic world, a strict regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death. If you're someone who cherishes originality for its own sake, you might not like Equilibrium as much, but you have much more serious epistemological problems to sort out. The art style, while minimalistic, and thus maybe confused for low-budget by some, is actually quite successful in portraying a totalitarian and emotionless society.Next
In addition to a terrifying plot set in our very own future, the movie has mind-blowing action sequences that are choreographed beautifully but not obviously and shot brilliantly and spectacular acting on the part of Christian Bale. Equilibrium 2002 Equilibrium: In a futuristic world, a strict regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death. It mixes action and with substantial plot and original style to make an excellent whole. The cast does an excellent job of portraying characters who are supposed to be mostly emotionless but with cracks in the stoic armor continually poking through. Wimmer seems to see it as a not-too-exaggerated extension of the modus operandi behind Prozac-like drugs.Next
The film's action sequences stir up the blood and pump the adrenaline as if you were riding a roller-coaster. The transition from genre to genre is incredibly smooth. The production design is inspired. In a futuristic world, a strict regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death. I know Gun-Fu doesn't make much sense as to its practicality.Next
He does this by tightly wrapping religious allegory with his depiction of Equilibrium's government. Some viewers might see it as a flaw that characters frequently show what they consider to be signs of emotions in their comments or behavior, but that's part of Wimmer's agenda. Então uma ramificação da lei foi criada, o Clero Grammaton, cuja única tarefa é procurar e erradicar a real fonte de crueldade entre os humanos: a capacidade de sentir, pois há a crença de que as emoções foram culpadas pelos fracassos das sociedades do passado. I hate predictable movies and this one is anything but. Under the purview of the fascistic government, blue-gray predominates. His solitary misstep as a fighter occurs once he gives himself over to emotion. The atmosphere is clearly defined.Next
When he misses a dose of Prozium, a mind-altering drug that hinders emotion, Preston, who has been trained to enforce the strict laws of the new regime, suddenly becomes the only person capable of overthrowing it. The other primary theme is one of institutional control. I know there's a statue as well as stylish architecture in the headquarters of the people who ban artwork. . Synopsis In a futuristic world, a strict regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death. Because it's difficult to even say just what counts as an emotion, and emotions are so wrapped-up with being sentient beings, it would be difficult if not impossible to fully eliminate them, and it's certainly not recommendable. The action is fresh, original, readable and gets the adrenaline flowing.Next
Just as important as dialogue for Wimmer's commentary on man's emotions are body language and behavior. Wimmer has a lot to say about unquestioningly following authorities, and he's careful to show that it's not just governmental authorities that can be a problem. Of course a big part of Equilibrium is the set of philosophical points it has to make about emotion. The film's story and message is clear. Dopo uno spaventoso conflitto nucleare che ha quasi spazzato via la specie umana dal pianeta, i pochi superstiti hanno deciso di creare un nuovo ordine e sradicare la guerra conducendo la sua origine alle capacità di provare emozioni: l'eliminazione delle emozioni dall'animo dell'uomo avrebbe cancellato anche l'aggressività e gli istinti ad essa collegati.