Equilibrium (2002)


“Be careful Preston. You’re treading on my dreams.” – Dupont

Number of Times Seen – Twice (20 Jul 2011 and 8 Nov 2021)

Brief Synopsis – In a futuristic dystopian society where feelings are suppressed, a guardian of the system is sent to infiltrate the enemy.

My Take on it – This is a such a bad movie because the plot seems so familiar and never reaches anything even resembling uniqueness.

This movie has element from The Matrix (1999), 1984 (1984) and Fahrenheit 451 (2018) to name just a few.

The story moves along at a strange pace and relies too heavily on the action aspects of the story to try and propel things forward.

The villains aren’t strong enough to make things feel more menacing or powerful in any way and that is quite problematic.

Christian bale is a great actor and is able to do both action and drama really well, but his performance here is far too wooden to be enjoyable to watch.

He obviously gets the actions scenes right and that isn’t very surprising especially given where his film career went just a few short years after making this movie.

The story drags along far too much along the way and perhaps it would have been more engaging if things were a lot shorter.

Loved seeing Sean Bean in this film even if his character doesn’t appear for very long, yet is still a powerful figure who leads by example.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Despite popular belief, absolutely no wires were used in the film at all. All of the gravity-defying stunts were done through conventional means. For example, the backflip off of the motorcycle was done with a trampoline. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)

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