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Customer Review

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 January 2009
I bought Equilibrium based on a montage that I saw of the fight scenes, which blew me away! Sure enough, they do not disappoint; a kind of Kung Fu with guns. I feel that they are no less thrilling that those of The Matrix, but do not be fooled into thinking that Equilibrium is a copy of The Matrix. The storylines do not mirror each other at all. This one is set in a futuristic world, where the inhabitants are required by law to inject themselves with a drug which prevents them from feeling any kind of emotion. Of course, someone rebels, John Preston (Christian Bale). I think that Bale was impressive as this character. I do prefer him as a role where he isn't in a full body suit and speaking in a stupid low, gravely voice. Not that I have anything against Batman.

Although the fight scenes are impressive, I couldn't ignore the fact that this film has a somewhat weak storyline. It poses questions that do not seem to be answered, such as why this emotion-inhibiting drug was introduced. This is in no way a boring film, the stunts are brilliant; but looking deeper, it is not terribly well made as storyline and plot goes. For action seekers, Equilibrium is just the ticket. Although, if you like films that will thrill in more ways than the special effects and stunts, I'm afraid that this one doesn't quite match up to the likes of The Matrix; but it's still a fairly decent film.
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