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So there’s a pretty decent chance that _Equilibrium_ doesn’t have an original bone in its entire makeup, but I still just **love **it.
_Final rating:★★★★ – Very strong appeal. A personal favourite._
Mankind united with infinitely greater purpose in pursuit of war than he ever did in pursuit of peace.
Equilibrium is written and directed by Kurt Wimmer and stars Christian Bale, Taye Diggs, Emily Watson and Angus Macfadyen. Bale plays John Preston, an enforcement Cleric in Libria, a dystopian future where forms of emotional expression are deemed illegal. All citizens of Libria are required to inject drugs (known as Prozium) to suppress emotions. However, Preston misses one of his doses and starts to become emotionally conflicted about the world he now lives in.
Welcome to a dystopian world where art is banned, music destroyed and basic emotions illegal. A world where Christian Bale looks cool in long black coats and “Gun-Kata” martial artistry is the order of the day. It’s impossible to write a review for Equilibrium without mentioning the film it so dearly wants to be, “The Matrix”. That it’s not nearly as good as that film in terms of story and action is no reason to do it down. What is not in doubt is that the story here is indeed weak, very much so – in fact it appears that Wimmer has merely cribbed elements from notable moments of sci-fi morality works before it – and then cloaked it in a whirling big bang montage of attention grabbing set pieces. But honestly, those set pieces are alone worth spending time with this movie for.
It’s standard sci-fi shenanigans for the most part. We have the ruling body of the country, all very fascist and with a badge that looks unsurprisingly Swastika like. A cop character finding a conscience and turning into a rebel on the loose. The underground resistance. And of course the twist ending as the reveal, and plot strands, come together for one final (brilliant) bout of carnage. So yes, it’s rammed full of clichés. But it is exciting energised fun. Stylish fun, in fact. Even if at the core it’s awash with unimaginative writing. Brain checked at the door for this one then, enjoy. 8/10
but seriously… Could Christian Bale be any better?
My review is one on Christian Bale rather than the movie per se. His going from stone-cold to an emotional man is simply flawless. He gets to transmit everything the story needs at the right time. Bale is the greatest actor of his generation and never afraid to get his hands REALLY dirty. He’s played a highly controversial psycho (in an admittedly light version of a really crude and insightful novel… But you realise after you watch him, every time you read the novel again HE IS Patrick Bateman), a LITERALLY starving and tormented loner (please see The Machinist if only for his PERFECT, ground-breaking work of art, which includes both his acting skills and his beyond-emaciated body), a hopeful gay teenager turned hopeless adult (Velvet Goldmine, where he’s amazingly accurate in a minor -as length goes- role and you really believe he’s a shy and lively teenager and minutes later you believe he’s a weary, melancholy adult), a conflicted superhero (the best Batman by far, followed by Michael Keaton of course) and all sorts of middle-of-the-road characters. He’s not your average mainstream star and he’ll never be, I hope… He’s too much in love with his work to become that. Good for him.
Equilibrium is a very fine movie. Highly entertaining, the score was more than okay, the casting does a really good job (I liked The Matrix -although I prefer Equilibrium’s sobriety and rhythm, which many may find boring-, but come on… The actors were inferior and I’m sorry but Keanu Reeves just can’t make it. Where Bale is all complex, nuanced and charismatic, Reeves is just handsome wood) and the fight scenes are beautiful to look at. Cons are the Father, who seemed too weak to me, and the ending which doesn’t do justice to what comes before. In any case, this is an above-average sci-fi flick. Take a look.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Kurt Wimmer
Writer Kurt Wimmer
Actors Christian Bale, Dominic Purcell, Sean Bean, Christian Kahrmann
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company Dimension Films, Blue Tulip
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)