Equilibrium was rather pointless, clumsily and hardly satisfactory performed. Gray, quasi-nazi scenography and a story I have seen in too many variants to be able to work up any form of enthusiasm for.
The "resistance" shimmered when you got a glimpse of what it was about (e.g. emotional artifacts), but they lost it all in the many strangely alien full on shoot-outs and guerrilla-like scenes where resistance was slaughtered by the police. This movie could have been so much more, but I get a feeling they flirted too much with potential game producers to care about it (or to afford?).
Emily Watson could've shone and Christian Bale is a cool dude, but that didn't save this movie.
|Christian Bale||...||John Preston|
|Sean Bean||...||Errol Partridge|
|Christian Kahrmann||...||Officer in Charge|
|Emily Watson||...||Mary O'Brien|