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Equilibrium

POSTED BY: DREAMREAVER
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 13:57
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Thursday, May 19, 2005 12:51 PM

DREAMREAVER


Anyone else see this cool flick? Kinda 1984 meets Fahrenheit 451. Human emotions are banned, so people ate required to take an emotion inhibitor. Stars Christian Bale, the new Batman. Lower budget, but they did a good job. Rent it! Then go fly a kite.


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Thursday, May 19, 2005 3:55 PM

CALLMEATH


I saw the first 10 minutes of it once, and those minutes were pretty cool. A friend of mine swears that it's what the Matrix should have been, and more.

Can't find it at my crappy video store, though.

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Thursday, May 19, 2005 5:43 PM

MANWITHPEZ

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I did enjoy this movie, but I found it to be unoriginal...The fight scenes were fantastic, and I did enjoy that there was an actual explanation for someone dodging bullets besides...He's really fast...

Yep...gotta learn me some of the gun-kata...

Already the master of Gymkata as it is...

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Thursday, May 19, 2005 6:07 PM

DBELL46


Quote:

Originally posted by DreamReaver:
Anyone else see this cool flick?



I saw this film in the theater and I believe it was
the most fun I had in a theater that year. For some
reason critics really hated this movie which led to
a short run in the theaters. For it's budget, the
effects were better done than the matrix' IMO. I
especially fliped over the knife fight with pistols
at the movie's climax.

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Thursday, May 19, 2005 7:24 PM

ANTHONYT

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I enjoyed the film, though I can say with certainty that it was not better than Matrix I.

I can't swallow the whole 'gun kata' thing as a component in the real world (I enjoyed that the Matrix had a good excuse for supernatural feats.) However, it was a creative and innovative idea, and I enjoyed it for that reason.

Also, I was a big fan of Ferenheit as a child, and Equilibrium brought back fond memories of it.

--Anthony



"Liberty must not be purchased at the cost of Humanity." --Captain Robert Henner

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Friday, May 20, 2005 10:44 AM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


Caught the climactic gun-kata fight @a friend's house. Bought the DVD, & was impressed by the overall film, considering it disappeared from the cinema before I'd heard of it. I'd call it a great "B" movie, without pretensions to greatness, but well written & executed.

The writer/director, Kurt Wimmer, also wrote & directed a movie called Ultraviolet, scheduled for release this August. Although it deals with vampirism, it seems to have nothing more than that & its title in common with the British series by Joe Ahearne. Nonetheless, based on my enjoyment of Equilibrium, I'm looking forward to Wimmer's Ultraviolet.

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Friday, May 20, 2005 11:28 AM

GROUNDED


My brother got me this for my birthday a while back after seeing lots of recommendations for it. It was okay, but nowhere near as special as some people were making out.

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Saturday, May 21, 2005 4:27 AM

CHRISISALL


You know, I enjoyed this film immensly, thought the gun-kata was innovative, and the overall tone of the film was creepy and oppressive- mostly a near-great flick.
But the final confrontation chilled me quick. Yet another whoosh of a sword- pause- body part slides off. S@#t like that works in a Freddy film, but not here. One totally bogus moment took me out of the whole movie. A shame, 'cause it was good 'cept for that.

Whoosh-pause-oops Chrisisall

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Saturday, May 21, 2005 6:40 AM

MRSKBORG


I have had this film for ages, and I gotta say for me its better than the second and third installments of the Matrix. Ok maybe the idea wasn't original, but the storyline was good, the acting was excellent, casting was perfect - Sean Pertwee,Sean Bean, Angus Mcfadyen and Christian Bale! The fight sequences were stunning. All that on the budget they had which was really pretty low.

"This movie may be a beautiful butterfly, but I loved that damn caterpillar." Joss Whedon.

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Saturday, May 21, 2005 9:18 AM

CREVANREAVER


Quote:

Originally posted by DreamReaver:
Anyone else see this cool flick? Kinda 1984 meets Fahrenheit 451. Human emotions are banned, so people ate required to take an emotion inhibitor. Stars Christian Bale, the new Batman. Lower budget, but they did a good job. Rent it! Then go fly a kite.



Dude, FRANCO already created a thread about this movie nearly a year ago. It even has the same name - "Equilibrium" - and mentions the similarity to Fahrenheit 451.

http://www.fireflyfans.net/thread.asp?b=8&t=5948

By the way, on the page I wrote a synopsis of the history of the Equilibrium world. You might find it interesting.

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Saturday, May 21, 2005 10:06 AM

MISGUIDED BY VOICES


I saw the movie by accident (can't now recall what we were aiming to see, but some intense Monkeyball 2 gaming put paid to it). In the cinema it was something else.

Idiotically earnest (step forward Matrix 2 and 3), but with big dumb action scenes that I hadn't seen even in some of the chop socky stuff that Hollywood is now catching up with. Besides, you gotta love Sean Pertwee as the President of the World.

Its a bad film, but its heart is in the right place, and its one of the most entertaining bad films I've seen.

"I threw up on your bed"

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Saturday, May 21, 2005 2:21 PM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


Quote:

Originally posted by mrskborg:
the acting was excellent, casting was perfect - Sean Pertwee,Sean Bean, Angus Mcfadyen and Christian Bale!


Leave us not forget Emily Watson & William Fichtner -- great casting.

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Saturday, May 21, 2005 5:36 PM

SHADESIREN


This movie SO kicked ass.I loved the Gun-Kata thing, Christian Bale was so great. I tell everyone to see this movie lol.

I loved his kids - I thought the son was so good.

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Sunday, May 22, 2005 10:47 AM

MISGUIDED BY VOICES


Quote:

Originally posted by YT:
Leave us not forget Emily Watson & William Fichtner -- great casting.



Loved the way that Fitchner turned up in the earlier scenes - okay as a film buff I recognised him, but nice all the same.



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Sunday, May 22, 2005 11:44 AM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


Quote:

Originally posted by Misguided By Voices:
Loved the way that Fitchner turned up in the earlier scenes


Yah, the first time through I thought "Wasn't that William Fichtner? Nah, couldn't be -- he wouldn't do just a walk-through" That shows good organizational skills on the part of the director, 'cause I'm sure Bill wasn't hangin' around for days between shots.

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Sunday, May 22, 2005 12:59 PM

FAHQ


I thought it was an excellent movie. What amazed me was that as soon as some idiots saw black outfits and martial arts, they screamed Matrix.

No comparison whatsoever.

"My days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle."

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Sunday, May 22, 2005 3:26 PM

CREVANREAVER


Quote:

Originally posted by FahQ:
I thought it was an excelent movie. What amazed me was that as soon as some idiots saw black outfits and martial arts, they screamed Matrix.

No comparison whatsoever.



I agree.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2005 5:42 PM

SMITH


I enjoyed this flick, it makes me glad to know that Christian Bale will be able to continue this kind of out-there role with the new Batman. I also hear that Kurt Wimmer, director, is now moving on to do the vampire-based film version of Ultraviolet. Should be interesting.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2005 1:57 PM

TMURRIE


The first time I watched this movie I thought it was very fantastic, one of the best movies I had ever seen, but after the second time I watching it , it seemed to have lost its charm with me, sadly.

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