Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Geezer, Apr 29, 2003.
Has anyone seen this? ive seen some clips and it looks ok.
got it on pre-order
I missed it was well but the trailer makes me wanna buy it.
but it is pretty expensive
I saw this at the cinema and it made my wife and I laugh out loud.
It is a terrible clone of the Matrix, with stylised clothing and blacks and whites being used.
However, it completely misses the point and it is a poor social statement that films like Starship Troopers dealt with far better, some years earlier.
However, in its defence, there are a couple of good fight scenes.
It may be a good DVD....
here are two reviews: one good one bad:
Fight scenes are pretty good. The 'Gun Kata' martial art is a hybrid of automatic weapons and Kung Fu and is the only real action in an otherwise lacklustre movie. Conversely, Gun Kata would have been fantastic in The Matrix.
Well the reviewer from dvdign has convinced me. but not because of this:
And I thought that description would apply to more than half of this world?
Still his view on the film is convincing. Knowing that it will take another 6 months until BV decide to rerlease it here as a rental and later as retail. I think I'll just get this one now.
i saw this at the cinema and i must say the picture quality was one of the best ive seen in a cinema, but that doesnt mean the dvd will be.
anyway, i cant decide whether i liked it or not, some good ideas but the i couldnt stop thinking how the place they lived worked, with no one feeling emotions in that city, but what about the rest o the world. but hey it is fictional. the gun kata thing was really good.
not sure if its work spending too much hard earned cash on, might wait for it to get abit cheaper in a few months.
From everyones reactions think i may do the same.
Never forget that you are watching a hollywood film. they rarely acknowledge the presence of another country anyway.
Hollywood yes, undoubtedly that is where the money came from. But still nice to see the smattering of Brit talent on show all the same.
I saw this at the cinema and was a little disappointed... The biggest problem with it for me was that it was just based on an unbelievable premise which then undermines everything else about it...
It was visually impressive with, as has been said, some good action scenes... It has some interesting things to say about people, society, drugs and politics, but nothing remotely profound...
Basically it is 1984 with a Matrix styling (nowhere near as good as either of those works however).
I saw this yesyerday. The fight scenes are quite good, and the plot is interesting, but flawed. I think I'd rent it rather than buy it.
agreed. but this thread has got me thinking about it and making me want to watch it again oh what shall i do, rent it or wait until it goes cheap, lol, im still waiting for dog soldiers to come 'cheap' (under £10, yes i am that skint!)
If your a fan of the matrix then this film is worth seeing.
Worth renting on DVD.
equilibrium is AWESOME !!! I really felt for the characters, and empathised with Bale. Sure, it was derivative of The Matrix, but so was that of numerous films. It wasn't really a hollwood film. Nearly all the talent was European, and it was set in a nameless city, not necessarily in America.
This is already becoming a cult film, with loads of internet buzz. (See AICN and CHUD).
A review of the DVD from CHUD:
The Rental disc is due in July on R2, I have a preview copy(timecoded though) and should have it reviewed shortly for this site.
equilibrium is now shipping from cd-wow for £13.12 using the hk site
top bargain for a superb film
Review of the R2 Version now posted http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=80274
surely you cant rely on a pre-release rental copy to pass judgement on a very good sounding(alas on r1)and action filled film as this?why not wait for a PROPER copy or you may as well review copy's from the market!!!
Everyone must realise that rental versions are not giving the best PQ and sound available?
sorry to sound negative,all your other reviews are top notch
keep up the good work THX
This is the disc, that the films UK distrubiters have sent to all website and magazines for review. There is no proper version in the UK, it will be rental only for at least three months. I am however asking our friends at Movietyme for the R1 for a comparison review.
I saw it earlier and have to say it's poor. Yes there are some eye candy moments in fight scenes, however the difference between this and The Matrix is that I never looked at the latter as cartoon candy. When one considers that all the people are supposedly just that and not messing about in a Matrix with computer generations it gets child-like to the point of absurdity. It's the old theme of line up and wait your turn to be killed liked stunned rabbits (!) watching each other fall - I was wishing for an Indi' moment, ala Raiders, where one would just sigh, pull a gun and shoot Bale.
The story is so rediculous that it can't work on any level and so you really, and I mean really, need to park your brain.
Bale has done some fine films but has become a characture of himself as an American with those lovely horse teeth they love.
I'd imagine Pertwee scored another ad campaign for some outfit with his Big Brother voice-overs. And someone received a pat on the back for some of the candy mixed amongst the factory grounds. But that's about it.
Disjointed cast fighting against playing disjointed characters in a disjointed story.
Watch it before The Matrix: Reloaded if you're fearing the next outing will be poor, because this will make it seem like an, "I know Everything" completed upload moment.
It's a real shame because there is plenty of English input in this.
Got my copy last night from Future Entertainment
Some amazing action, but no Matrix beater.....
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