|Equilibrium (2002) starring Dominic Purcell, Christian Bale and Sean Bean|
Equilibrium has KEWL special effects, weapons, and action sequences. I like action movies because they're just good fun. Although the fight scenes were unreal as in "How could he survive all that!?". Meh, but this movie was kind of bad I thought. The thing that puts me off about this movie is how unoriginal it is! I'll get to that later. So in this movie, a fascist/strict regime is implemented. Culture and feeling: BANNED!!1. Everyone has to take some pill that makes them not feel emotion. I guess it would be like making everyone take Prozac, harhar. The main character skips his pill one day and then chaos ensues.
And this movie is not original or anything because I saw a made for TV movie in 2000 or maybe 2001 with the exact same general idea that this movie has. Also I think I have seen some similar movies, but names just don't come to mind. The made for TV movie was about America post World War III.
A strict regime was also implemented and crimes as petty as jay walking were punishable by death. There was an underground movement where people enjoyed the culture of yesteryear. Also they played chess and did other smarty pants things that they couldn't normally do (everyone had to wear these headbands that made them stupid). In the end, the main character's love interest was turned into a retard, and he went nuts and haxxored the TV stations and broadcasted various cultural and intelligent type things.
Then he killed himself on TV. Anyone know what made for TV movie I'm talking about? Bah I hope I didn't dream this up :-P. The made for TV movie had such a stupid ending. There was a scene earlier in the movie where a committee that previews shows before they go on the air is shown. Someone from the committee commented that a certain scene from a show would get too much of an emotional reaction, and it was too thought provoking, so they had to cut that scene out.
Now the last scene of the movie the main character is pissed off at the world and pissed that his girlfriend got turned into a retard, so he kills himself on a talk show that he was invited to. Well whoopdeedo, what a big and widely seen statement THAT character would have made. Obviously the committee that reviews the shows before they go on air would edit that out. And I doubt the show was shown live because that probably would be considered too risky. But yet I felt that the show implied that this suicide was widely seen (they made this scene so it looked like you were watching the scene though a TV on the TV. sorry that's a weird explaination and probably not very clear).
Just not an original movie... I was kind of reminded of the book 1984. Also some thoughts arose: Why marry if you can't feel emotion? So these married couples procreate without emotion? Why even bother with sex at that point, I mean you could just clone. I think family units are created with love. I could nitpick more but I can't be bothered.