Movie Review: Equilibrium

Vaccine (journal)
The story is based in a vaccine which repressed the ability to feel emotions. It was claimed to promote the needed equilibrium to society, preventing people to act based on their feelings. That way, the government aimed to prevent wars, and the vaccine became obligatory.

A police force was created to guarantee that the population was under the control of the vaccine. As I don't want to spoil the whole movie, I will leave the description of it as it is now. This kind of feeling inhibition is featured in other places too. In Fallout New Vegas' dlc "Old Worlds Blues" a similar thing is used - a "pacifying field" preventing attacks into the Think Tank.

Philosophy must have some questions about it, concerning mainly free will and the ability to feel as a highway to violence. Enough said, I will leave you some questions: -Are we commanded by our feelings? -Do we have the free will to feel? Or even to control our feelings? -Would violence be condemned if we stopped feeling? -What is more probable to trigger violent actions, feelings or basic instincts, such as hunger and protection?
Movie Review: Equilibrium Movie Review: Equilibrium Reviewed by Kanthala Raghu on August 06, 2014 Rating: 5


  1. All major studios look to popular films to remake when it would actually make more sense to redo a film that originally failed. That way you could improve on it.


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