Equilibrium (Part 1)

It has been a long time since I have posted, and I haven’t made much progress in that time. However, I have found a few interesting items stemming from a movie called Equilibrium. Equilibrium is about a Fascist state where all forms of feeling are illegal. The Tetragrammaton Clerics are charged with maintaining this law. The best of them, Cleric John Preston (Christian Bale), becomes “unplugged” at one point during the movie when his men go into a house occupied by a woman named Mary O’Brian (Emily Watson). O’Brian asks hard hitting questions of Preston while he tries to interrogate her to find out who is helping her. O’Brian provides a great performance that unfortunately climaxes in her incineration for her “crimes” leading to Preston breaking down and therefore getting caught himself. His partner, Brant (Taye Diggs) who replaces Cleric Partridge (Sean Bean) after Partridge is killed for feeling by Preston, is a strictly by the book agent. However, Preston turns the tables on Brant and frames him. At the end, Preston decides to bring down the government by killing off the leader, Father (Sean Pertwee). He learns from Vice-Counsel DuPont (Angus MacFadyen) that the real Father died many years before, and that he was the replacement. An epic gun battle ensues using a martial art called Gun Katas. He also learns that DuPont is also unplugged, but kills him anyways. The movie is rated R for violence, but in my opinion, the violence is not graphic. There are a few swear words, but most are said very fast.









Below are links to some of the better parts of the movie.
Gun Kata Explanation
Fight Scenes
Cleric Fight
Final Fight
Final Fight (Slow Motion)


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