The fighting style, Gun Kata, ...more
I used to ask candidates what their favorite movie was and if they'd ever heard of Equilibrium. An answer in the positive gave them a slight favor in my book. An incredible movie that is like 1984, Fahrenheit 451, and the Hong Kong martial arts all rolled into one. The fighting style, Gun Kata, stands apart from all the other movies of the time which were all obsessed with modeling themselves after "The Matrix." Watch this movie and prepare for your mind to be blown. But whatever you do, don't watch Ultraviolet which is this director's follow-up which was supposed to be new and improved but is actually quite lame.
1984 meets The Matrix. Such an amazing movie.
This is a great Matrix caliber movie starring Christian Bale. Its set in this future fascist regime where emotions are prohibited. Bale is a law enforcement agent who begins to question the government. Amazing fight scenes! Watch it, rent it, own it.
OMG -- Saw this - this morning. Christian Bale has never been sexier.... A broad science fiction thriller in a classic vein, Equilibrium takes a respectable stab at a Fahrenheit 451-like cautionary fable. The story finds Earth's post-World War III humankind in a state of severe emotional repression: If no one feels anything, no one will be inspired by dark passions to attack their neighbors. Writer-director Kurt Wimmer's monochromatic, Metropolis-influenced cityscape provides an excellent backdrop to the heavy-handed mission of John Preston (Christian Bale), a top cop who busts "sense offenders" and crushes sentimental, sensual, and artistic relics from a bygone era. Predictably, Preston becomes intrigued by his victims and that which they die to cherish; he stops taking his mandatory, mood-flattening drug and is even aroused by a doomed prisoner (Emily Watson). Wimmer's wrongheaded martial arts/dueling guns motif is sheer silliness (a battle over a puppy doesn't help), but Equilibrium should be seen for Bale's moving performance as a man shocked back to human feeling.