If you are a fan of such books as Brave New World, 1984, The Giver, or This Perfect Day or movies like the Matrix and Logan\\\'s Run--Equilibrium is just the movie for you. In addition to a terrifying plot set in our very own future, the movie has mind-blowing action sequences that are choreographed beautifully (but not obviously) and shot brilliantly and spectacular acting on the part of Christian Bale. I hate predictable movies and this one is anything but...there are so many twists and turns, you\\\'ll be on the edge of your seat with suspense the majority of the time. I was hooked within the first minute! Whether you love action or a great plot line, this movie gives the Matrix trilogy (especially Reloaded and Revolutions) a run for its money--to say the least.
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AAAAHHHHHH! I loooovvveee this movie so much! It\\\'s a new favorite, definetly worth the time! Christian Bale is brilliant (and ripped!), the story is great and there is even enough violence to rivet teenage boys. Basically I love distopian stuff, and when the good guys win in the end, everything is just so much better! I really enjoyed this. The movie is so intense, and Bale is so intense. His kids are way intense. Basically, it\\\'s insanely intense. Go get it, watch it, experience it.
Equilibrium is the stroy of John Preston, a Gravaton Cleric, given the task of uproot and distroying items that invoke human emotion. He lives in a country where emotion has been eradicated, and therefore, they believe, war has been eradicated. People, even children, have to take a special drug called \\\"Prozium\\\" that numbs the ability to feel emotions. There is, of course, a resistance, and eventually, once Preston stops his medicine and gets in touch with himself, he makes contact with them.
The Clerics also get to learn this totally awesome martial arts stylistic deal called \\\"Gun Kata\\\" that \\\"is based upon the premise that, given the positions of the participants in a gun battle, the trajectories of fire are statistically predictable. By pure memorization of the positions, one can fire at the most likely location of an enemy without aiming at him/her in the traditional sense of pointing a gun at a specific target.\\\" It is really amazing. I highly recommend it!
My very favorite scene is when Preston goes into see father and he\\\'s taking the polygraph and he gets so angry it flatlines. I love it so much!