Equilibrium

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Equilibrium Overview

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.

Who Stars in Equilibrium

Christian Bale
John Preston

Christian Bale

Taye Diggs
Brandt

Taye Diggs

Emily Watson
Mary O'Brien

Emily Watson

Angus Macfadyen
Dupont

Angus Macfadyen

Sean Bean
Errol Partridge

Sean Bean

Dominic Purcell
Seamus

Dominic Purcell


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Review for Equilibrium

Author: DanDare

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.


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Production

Blue Tulip Productions


Dimension Films


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
2002-12-06

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 47 mins

Budget
$ 20,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 5,359,645.00 (USA)

Profit
($ 14,640,355.00) (Estimated in USA)

Genres
Action Science Fiction Thriller

Keywords
resistance fascism totalitarian regime destroy phasing dystopia book burning outlaw government agent


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