Luke suggested that I have a look at ‘Equilibrium’ a dystopian film starring Christian Bale and Taye Diggs. I did think it was derivative but it was an entertaining watch.

It is pretty much a B -grade rip-off of ‘The Matrix’ but it has lots of fights for those of you who like that sort of thing and Christian Bale makes a good action hero.

It is set in Libria, a generic futuristic metropolis where peace reigns supreme after a ruler known as “the Father” has eradicated war, hatred, rage and jealousy by requiring all citizens to be dosed with regular injections of Prozium, a soul-deadening designer drug that erases all emotion. They have to do this because as we know freedom of thought is a threat to totalitarian systems. Dictatorships hate the idea of their citizens thinking too much, or having too much fun. So it has a bit of ‘1984’ and ‘Brave New World’ thrown in amongst the gunfights and black leather.

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