Equilibrium

Equilibrium

DVD - 2015
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In a fascist future, emotions are illegal as are all books and forms of art. The populace is subdued by being forced to take an emotion-hindering drug, Prozium. When one of the enforcers of the system misses a dose of Prozium, he fights to overthrow it.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA :, Miramax :, Lionsgate,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2002
Branch Call Number: DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Edward T Kruckenberg Mar 26, 2016

Story - ridiculous
plot - not much
acting - not much
action - so over the top the 12 year olds will love it.

Don't bother.

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JihadiConservative
Feb 17, 2016

My dad and I the other day were sick and were looking at netflix and chose this one. Mistake, the movie is a mash up of multiple other sci fi films like The Matrix and Inception except the directors do a poor job with Equilibrium. Interesting concept. Poor acting, script and cinematography. The ending was just awful. 1.5 stars for pretty legit fight scenes.

what do you get if you took the dystopian classics, collaged them all together with a ton of stylistic 'influence' from The Matrix and assembled this b-movie with a happy ending? a total waste of time! at least Ultraviolet had an interesting visual aesthetic...

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callig
Sep 06, 2014

A flat-footed remake of Fahrenheit 451 [and 1984].
All style, no substance. Lotsa black leather and attitude. After first 5 minutes i didn't care who won/lost.
Slick garbage

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rslade
Jun 14, 2014

Rather predictable.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Apr 27, 2013

The disease is "human emotion"._____ Equilibrium's story is set in the futuristic, post-apocalyptic State of Libra._____ With "Father" as the supreme dictator and the Tetragrammaton Police as the hired-muscle: All members of Libra's automaton society are forced to take Prozium, a highly-effective emotion suppressor._____ Cleric, John Preston is a top-ranking government agent whose responsibility it is to destroy those who oppose "Father's" laws, which includes the refusal to take one's daily dosage of Prozium._____ The first half hour of Equilibrium was actually quite exhilarating with its stunning visual effects, knock-out gun fighting and its martial arts combat that was nothing short of stupendous._____ But, then Cleric, John Preston had to go and "secretly" stop taking his Prozium and that's when this film sank right down to the level of a totally sucky, cry-baby, futuristic melodrama._____ In the long run, Equilibrium's story was less-than-original, being pretty much just a lop-sided mishmash of such movies as - Gattaca, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, THX 1138 and The Matrix.

LaimaA Jun 06, 2012

This movie is pretty silly and boring. I fell asleep about two-thirds of the way in. The only thing about this movie that caused me to have a "sense offense" was the renewed realization that Christian Bale really does have a breathtakingly beautiful mug. His face is a masterpiece. Aside from the pulchritudinous perfection of Christian Bale, there was nothing memorable or remarkable about this movie.

aaa5756 Feb 27, 2012

This was a really dumb, boring and stupid movie. Waste of time - Waste of Electrical power.

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dschan
Dec 15, 2011

Good action flic with a decent story. Nice performance by Bale.

lasertravis Sep 17, 2011

Great dystopian sci fi film. the action is great and Bale is superb. Sort of Farenheit 451ish with an edge. The story pulls you in mostly because of the great acting of Bale going from a completely unfeeling killing machine to an emotional wreck (still a killing machine...)

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TheDonLiam Nov 10, 2011

If you think the story line is poor then you just haven't lived enough to relate to the story. If you ever have been injured and gone on opaite pain killers and come off then you will understand the drug they are feeding the population in this movie to dull there senses. You will also nderstand how life is much brighter when you are free of such drugs which happens to the main character happenings in this movie. It is the ultimate of sci- fi and not everyone can understand the beauty after having to be on opiates. In the movie they call there equilibrium drug the opiad of life, and the strugle is just getting free of it all 5 star movie all the way with the awesome action.

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JihadiConservative
Feb 17, 2016

Violence: Probably a thousands dead bodies shown. Shootings and stabbings. The most violent scene is a man has his face cut off, we see it slide off his face.

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aaa5756 Jan 05, 2014

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill

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