|8th July 2002, 07:45 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2001
Christian Bale talked with www.scifi.com/scifiwire about this new movie, that has been delayed in getting to our screens. Sounds like an interesting premise, although I wonder how much its success will hinge on whether or not Bale is a convincing SF action hero in Reign of Fire.
Equilibrium IMDB Entry
Directed and Written by Kurt Wimmer. Also stars William Fichtner, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs and Sean Bean.
|9th July 2002, 01:54 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Wherever I Am, I'm There
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Greater London
The delay is strange isn't it?
It even has a website http://www.dimensionfilms.com/equilibrium/index.html that says SPRING 2002!
In a futuristic world, a strict regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death. Clerick John Preston (Bale) is a top ranking government agent responsible for destroying those who resist the rules. Whe he misses a dose of Prozium, a mind-altering drug that hinders emotion, Preston, who has been trained to enforce the strict laws of the new regime, suddenly becomes the only person capable of overthrowing it.
|15th July 2003, 06:22 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Fear is the mind killer.
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: The Flatplanet Cafe
Did anyone catch that movie with Christian Bale, Equilibrium?
It was great. The acting was awesome, so was the script. The plot line was a little tired, but the twist and the way they presented it was very original. It's definitely worth a look.
|9th August 2003, 07:37 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2001
They pushed it hard to sell to the Matrix crowd, right down to the picture on the cover of the video. The coat, the hair style and dramatic poses all identical, just missing the sunglasses. Having borrowed that looks, it then goes on to borrow the story from elsewhere, Fahrenheit 451. It is a lot better than older Fahrenheit 451 film though.
Overall a good outing for Christian Bale, with some very good support the likes of: Sean Bean (wonder if he will ever actually finish a film), Sean Pertweel
|19th August 2003, 06:28 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Fierce Vowelless One
Join Date: Apr 2003
I've never heard of it. What is it about? Is it anything like Gattica? I wasn't terribly fond of Gattica - maybe because I'm just not an Uma Thurman fan. Of all the movies I've ever seen, Blade Runner is still my favorite 'futuristic' one.
|19th August 2003, 06:55 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Actually, I misspelled the title, it's "Equilibrium".
Futuristic society where emotions are outlawed.
Elete policemen enforce using art of "Gun Kata" where guns are thought of as extentions of the hands. GREAT gun battles!!!!
|29th June 2004, 01:17 AM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2000
I really enjoy it, it was a great movie. Like the action and the story. I also like the acting, they definitely did a great job with the characters.
And of course, I love the scene of the puppie. The things that puppie make him do. :lol:
|28th December 2005, 06:08 AM||#13 (permalink)|
Questarian Gaterider P3g
Join Date: Sep 2003
I know a few people who didn't like the movie. I thought it was alright. I can go both ways. There were parts of the movie that I liked and there were a lot of parts that I didn't like. The highlights for me were Christian Bale and gun kata.
|20th June 2006, 04:49 PM||#14 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: New Jersey
I have seen that movie many times. Tattoos and body piercings are illegal because they are artwork. I hate that stuff because I think that people tattooed or pierced are out of their minds.
That would be cool to see grammaton clerics raid tattoo parlors.
|14th July 2006, 03:39 PM||#15 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: New Jersey
Comic Book Series idea
They should have a series of prequel comic books to the movie about the earlier days of the resistance and how it began when there have been sense offenders. I have my ideas below. You others could reply with more.
For Equilibrium there could be a comic book/graphic novel prequel series. The series could begin with a tattoo parlor raid where there are people with body piercings and tattoos. On my ideas John Preston and Errol Partridge with Cleric Brant and many other clerics raid a tattoo parlor. An attractive young blonde hair girl has a tattoo on her back and a pierced belly button and earings on her ears (looking like Britney Spears). She takes a gun from another cleric and tries to shoot Cleric Brant. Cleric Brant shoots her. All those clerics tell the employees and customers to get down on their knees. Later on they are executed via incineration. After that there is a local street gang various races. They have tattoos and body piercings.
They have alternate hair colors. Some of them are women. They attack Libria. They are shot. Cleric John Preston shoots some gang members with some style like we saw in the movie playing both sides. They show anger. The sweeper team kills some gang members in a gun fight with them. All the gang survivors are arrested by Clerics John Preston and Errol Partridge while they have regular people committing sense offense by tattoos and piercings. Even baggy clothing. The gang survivors are executed via incineration. This is when a man named Jurgen puts together hundreds and hundreds of people who want freedom out to overthrow a dictator who calls himself Father.
Father secretly dies of some natural cause and his right hand man Vice Council Dupont takes his place after the tattoo parlor raid. Through out the series there's other emotional things. There are people not taking their prozium and they are killed for it. There's illegal magazines. They are being burned. In this series there are people partying (with music) and many of those people have tattoos and piercings. They are also wearing baggy clothing. Many very young girls and guys are arrested by John Preston and the sweeper team. They are later on incinerated at the palace of justice. Also a girl arrested for having a pierced tongue at the beginning of the series tries to throw the executioners into the incinerator. This girl is hit by a guard and thrown into there.
Also in the series there are mob guys smoking cigars. Most of the Italians in the resistance are mob guys. Jurgen even puts together some god fathers of Libria thinking that they could hang Father. John Preston with clerics Bran, Ryant and Partridge and many other clerics shoot the Librian mob when the Librian mobsters shoot back at them. It’s a gun fight between the clerics and mobsters. John Preston kills the bosses and the big boss of the mob family in Libria. The mob guys have musical content and smoke cigars (smoking tobacco is a sense offense because cigarettes and cigars and pipes are stimulants).
There are guys with booze and alcohol is a depressant and triggers depression. Also in the series Cleric John Preston with Cleric Partridge with the sweeper team raid art galleries. John Preston even raids a disco and dance. John Preston and the grammaton team kill everyone in sight on charges of sense offense. John Preston even kills disk jockeys. After the dance hall raid when John Preston has killed the Dee Jays Cleric Ryan is reported to have a pierced eyebrow and a tattoo on his chest by Robbie Preston John Preston’s son. John Preston gets a report from his son that Cleric Ryan has a pierced eyebrow and a tattoo on his chest. John Preston arrests that cleric.
Cleric Ryan is then incinerated at the palace of justice. Also John Preston finds some older teens smoking cigarettes and drinking beer thinking that they are cool. Some of them are smoking cigarettes. John Preston is after them on charges of EC-10 items that associate with artwork on those who are tattooed or pierced, a depressant and a stimulants to those who are smoking. A teen girl who is smoking and drinking has a pierced bellybutton. John Preston charges her with stimulants, depressants and illegal jewelry.
All those people who John Preston arrested are taken away in a wagon to the Hall of Destruction. They are incinerated there. The tattoos and body piercings are on the EC-10 list. In the series Cleric John Preston with a sweeper team with cleric Sanders in charge getting a promotion as a member of the sweeper team raid a rave. There are several people there drinking and there are strippers. There is music. The strippers are charged with possession of artwork because they have tattoos. The women strippers also have pierced bellybuttons.
Cleric Partridge and John Preston with the sweeper team burst in and arrest everyone. All those sense offenders are on charges of music, depressants (drinking alcohol) and body piercings. They are taken away in a wagon to the palace of justice. They are incinerated. Cleric John Preston now has to find another tattoo parlor in Libria. Cleric John Preston is the highest ranking cleric at the tetra grammaton. When the series concludes there is another tattoo parlor raid (where some of the resistance fighters get piercings on themselves).
A tattoo artist with the tattooing needle during the raid tries to stab the highest ranking cleric John Preston and a few other clerics shoot that man. Everyone else is arrested and executed at the palace of justice. In the conclusion of the comic book prequel series fads such as tattoos and body piercings are taken off the EC-10 list. Some of the resistance have tattoos and body piercings but that’s not the big thing the grammaton clerics are after. This goes into the beginning of the movie.
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