The cast of Equilibrium includes some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, including Christian Bale and Sean Bean. Its star power, however, is not enough to make the movie shine brightly. Set in an oppressive future where all forms of feeling are illegal, the Kurt Wimmer-directed movie centers on a man in charge of enforcing the law of the new regime, who suddenly becomes the one capable of overthrowing it.
While its premise is not that terrible, the movie feels stale, except for an epic battle at the end of the film. This extended sequence of handgun and kung fu fighting is extremely satisfying, most especially the moment when one of the villains got his face sliced in half with a katana by Bale’s character.