Equilibrium Reloaded


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Equilibrium Reloaded
The 2002 film Equilibrium was not a box office hit in spite of the fact that it has a star-studded cast and was meant to follow in the footsteps of futuristic action and science fiction films such as the The Matrix.   The film stars Christian Bale, of Batman Begins and American Psycho fame, alongside Taye Diggs and Emily Watson, who is more known for her theatrical career, although she has had some moderate success on the big screen.  Kurt Wimmer, who had written several other films, but made his directorial debut with Equilibrium, directed the film.  He also made a small cameo appearance in the film, playing the role of a martial arts student who was trained in the deadly art of Gun Kata, which is central to the...
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.....bined aspects of George Orwell’s 1984 with the The Matrix, while infusing his own ideas into the story.  While the plot is not overly deep it is believable that in a world which has just been devastated by a nuclear war, people would listen to someone professing rhetoric framed to make them feel comfortable and therefore agree to an emotionless world, in spite of the fact that this was only a guise for a dictator to take power and keep the survivors of the war oppressed and under his control.  Overall, this film is more successful when one puts the plot aside in favor of action sequences and special effects, and, therefore, it is no surprise that Equilibrium will likely not be remembered as one of the best films of the twenty-first century.