Thursday, October 18, 2007

EQUILIBRIUM


"Two men. One battle. No compromise."

Yeah! I mean seriously, this movie was absolutely fantastic. Truly a great movie.
The acting was believable, the action was unbelievable and the setting, context and to some degree the philosophy of the movie were all relevant.
Again, this is one of those movies that doesn't have a uniquely original plot line, but manages to supersede that fact and bring to the screen something altogether individual and absolutely worth viewing.
Christian Bale plays a High Cleric, a member of an elite police force in a future where all feelings have been suppressed in the populace by intervals of low-dose numbing drugs. His wife was taken away for sense-offence crimes (feeling), his children are anesthetized to his presence, and his partner is a part of the resistance. Through all of this he felt nothing. But there comes a time when he must face the fact that the most important part of his humanity has been willingly and consciously stripped from him, and he must rise up. He is feeling.
Forget the action in THE MATRIX. This is better and well spaced throughout the film.
Starring Christian Bale, Taye Diggs, Emily Watson, Sean Bean and Angus Macfadyen.
Released in 2002.

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2 comments:

Daducha said...

You're right this is a good movie. The action scenes are really great and Christian Bale can act, unlike some action stars that are just buff bodies. Anyway, we exchanged links before. I found a site where you can submit posts and can help increase traffic to your website. I hope you don't mind but I will submit this post to bloggingzoom.

RTM said...

Right on, Harrison! I was just recommending this to my colleague when I saw your blog! I actually just bought this flick recently after watching it a few months ago. Although I don't generally like violent movies, the story + acting makes it very watchable. Christian Bale is amazing as always, he's definitely more than a pretty face (or physique for that matter).

His transformation from the icy, cold *robot* to the emotional almost melancholy character is just killer! My favorite scenes are the ones he did with Emily Watson (an equally great actor).

I also agree with your other choices:
THANK YOU FOR SMOKING, STRANGER THAN FICTION, & THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM

I almost rented YOU KILL ME, but wasn't sure if it'd be a good one. I'd definitely give it a shot now after reading your review.