4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Brilliant from concept to action.,
This review is from: Equilibrium [DVD]  (DVD)
For a film to reach five stars, I believe it should have atmosphere, a good plot and appeal to almost every emotion in my body. I believe this is one of those films.
From a distant it looks like a 1984 or Matrix rip-off, and no doubt it might have been influenced by such masterpieces, but it is an exceptional film in it's own right.
The film puts forward the idea of a world where emotions and indirectly creativity are illegal and people are forced to take a drug to suppress emotions. In this way it is Sci-fi, but along the way the protagonist John Preston, played beautifully by Christian Bale, falls in love, which breaks all boundries bringing in forbidden romance.
Between the emotional sequence between John and his mentor, and the immense action scene at the end, this film finds the beauty in a dystopian empire that I wouldn't have thought possible.
It is a must see for any fan of film, Sci-fi, Romance, Action or Christian Bale enthusiasts.