Originally Posted by Coolhand
Totally agree. I loved the scene where he tears the paper from the window and sees the rain in the sunlight for the first time. That was really haunting, especially with the musical score and the acting from Bale.
Yeah, loved that, too. That's what I meant before about Equilibrium being so much more nuanced than the Matrix; the little touches are just that, whereas so much of the Matrix seemed to be saying "look at me: aren't I pretty? Aren't I clever?"
I should clarify from my earlier post that I do actually like the fight scenes. Equilibrium's "corridor scene" is tons better than the Matrix's (which is pretty darn good in itself), and the close-quarters gunfight between Preston and DuPont at the end is excellent - and the "fight" before it between Preston and Brandt (which lasts all of about three moves) is just brilliantly underplayed, particularly as the audience is expecting something much more drawn-out.