Cool As Hell
Its really hard to believe that the director of the tragedy that was Ultraviolet once before did a movie as good as Equilibrium. Theres a critic review on the case which actually tells the reader to forget about The Matrix because this movie is better, I have to say I disagree. Both do take place in the future, both feature amazing special effects and fight scenes, but The Matrix is a lot better then this is. Kurt Wimmer does a great job in creating an interesting story of the future, something in which I have never seen, heard or read about before. The action scenes are simply stunning and the directing is dead on perfect. Problem is the movie gets boring. Thats about it.
Its interesting to have the idea that in the future there will be no emotions, now that I have seen and understood the movie, I ask myself a question. Would mankind be better off without emotion? Would we be a better society without drama or love? I think we can keep love but please take away drama because now a days, drama is ridiculous. The movie shows that there is always a person who is willing to break the rules, and to test the realms were not aloud to see anymore. With the character of John Preston, he realizes that these laws they must obey are actually very wrong. When you dont take the injection, you see and feel the things people who take the injection dont. So he soon feels bad for the things he does, but by the end, when he knows he is caught, but he then turns around and changes the plot around.
The action scenes are definately the highlight of the whole movie. Since The Matrix comes before this film, Kurt Wimmer definately looked at The Matrix and created all of his action scenes around that. The opening acton scene is the weakest of the movie, but my belief is that this was for a reason. The director wanted you to kind of see this scene, then blow you away in the future, later in the movie. The rest of the action scenes really go ballistic with flips and slow motion and everything.
The only negative thing about the movie I can really think of is the fact that it gets boring in the middle. Thats it.