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The ultraviolent (although surprisingly bloodless) science fiction action film Equilibrium either rips off or brilliantly homages every great work of dystopian fiction (particularly We, The Giver, Brave New World, and The Matrix) that appears to have inspired it. Although the film lacks originality, fans liked it for being totally shiny.After a Third World War devastates the Earth, the totalitarian state left in its wake (Libria) comes to consider human emotion as the root cause of all conflict. Libria subsequently bans all emotionally stimulating material (e.g. art, books and music); any "sense offenders" caught by the police end up sentenced to death by incineration. The government also requires citizens to take daily injections of an emotion-suppressing drug in order to prevent "sense offense".The governing body of Libria — the Tetragrammaton Council — uses the police to maintain conformity; the high-ranking Grammaton Clerics, trained in the martial art of "gun kata", frequently carry out raids where they destroy both "sense offenders" and any offending materials found with them. A pre-Batman Christian Bale plays the role of John Preston, a highly-regarded Cleric who accidentally fails to take a dose of his emotion-supressing drugs and ends up feeling emotions — which attracts the attention of the Clerics and the Council's leader, the all-powerful "Father"...The film gained notoriety amongst action film fans for John Preston's on-screen body count — one of the highest of any character in film history — the infamous "puppy shootout" scene and its climactic one-on-one gun battle.This film has a character sheet.
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