Watch: Equilibrium 2002 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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. Cleric John Preston (Bale) is a top ranking government agent responsible for destroying those who resist the rules. 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..
Plot: 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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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
Set in an Orwellian Dystopian future after a nasty world war 3 in the early part of the 21st century. The population are forced to take drugs that suppress their emotions. You see emotions causes conflict and war.
However some people exhibit emotions by not taking the medicine. They want to listen to music, experience their senses by seeing artwork, read books or having pets.
These people are exterminated by clerics, an elite hit squad. Christian Bale is the best of the clerics but once he stops taking his medicine, he feels for the first time and gets into contact with a resistance group to overthrow the leader.
Filmed in Berlin, Equilibrium comes across like an updated version of Fahrenheit 451 but feels too much like a knockoff of The Matrix with a rather a sterile narrative at the beginning which made it rather uninvolving.
Bale’s behaviour is so odd once he stops taking the drugs, he should just had been caught and shot.
The kind of sci-fi I like.
Equilibrium turned out to be the exact kind of sci-fi movie I like. A future that we rather wouldn’t like to be a part of, that’s exactly how I see the future anyway. It’s a good story, maybe not very plausable to happen, but as entertainment it works. It’s in the genre of The Matrix, same concept, a future nobody wants. Good acting from the whole cast, Christian Bale was perfect as the main character. Don’t expect futuristic looking gadgets and stuff like that, just a solid story with high entertainment value. Definitely worth watching if you like this genre.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director Kurt Wimmer
Writer Kurt Wimmer
Actors Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson
Country United States
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
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)