Christian Bale plays an emotionless government enforcer. His job is to kill those guilty of ‘sense’ crimes. You see, in the future, to avoid wars (which are based on anger, jealousy, excessive attachment, etc), the government bans emotion, and issues a compulsory drug (Prozium) to stop anyone feeling. The premise is a bit silly, but if you go with it you’ll enjoy this Matrix-meets-1984 movie. There are enough original concepts (e.g. ‘the gun katars’, the use of Yeats, etc) that I can see why this a bit of a cult scifi film. It’s entirely predictable, and the child actors steal the show a bit, but Sean Bean puts in a star turn and it’s an all British affair, so I give it 7.5 out of 10!
Equilibrium – cult movie review