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"puts the matrix to bed",
This review is from: Equilibrium [DVD]  (DVD)
You will not see a better sci-fi film than this, bale is superb as a man caught between what is lawful and what is humane. It is a superb contrast into a future society which is dominated by a citizens ability not to feel emotion, the key plot is that rebellion is formed by those who wish to feel. They believe that feelings are what make them human, Bales role as the highest "cleric" in a justice sytem managed by a totalitarian leader is carried off with brilliance.
Bale succumbs to the lure of his emotions when he accidently destroys his dose of the emotion quelling drug, he then becomes succeptible to emotions and goes through a radical change in his persona. When a woman he meets turns out to be a rebel he starts to fancy her, and through her he finds a connection to the underground. Agreeing finally to help the rebels kill the leader of the governing body, he fights to contain his emotions long enough not to be discovered himself. His final catalyst being the loss of his beautiful rebel lady friend, he goes on a rampage of amazing proportions.
The action sequences in this film are amazing and bar none (yes even the matrix) is one of the best sci-fi movies ever. Bales performance is flawless, as is that of Taye Diggs as his evil nemesis/ friendly counterpart. Bale probably would of made a better Neo to be brutally honest, and at least there are no scary sequels. Fantastic 10/10.