History Film / Equilibrium

21st May '17 11:56:54 AM HighCrate
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* ShortRangeLongRangeWeapon: Played straight repeatedly, and [[GenreSavvy exploited by Preston]].
** In one scene a Sweeper can be seen carrying a sniper rifle as if he thinks it's a shotgun. No wonder they die so easily.
2nd Mar '17 5:09:44 PM JST
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** When Preston and Brandt are sparring with batons midway through, Preston gets a quick strike to Brandt's face, [[spoiler: setting up his fate at the end of the film.]]
22nd Jan '17 3:42:18 PM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Is being ''roasted alive'' really the most efficient way of disposing of undesirables? Firing squads make sense, '''chambers of literal fire''' do not.
23rd Dec '16 5:32:28 AM LarryMullen
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* ShootTheMoney: The interrogation scenes between Preston and Mary, despite simply being two people speaking to each other, were incredibly expensive. Mary required multiple dresses of various shades of pink and each scene required a smaller table than the one preceding it. Director Kurt Wimmer felt that it was absolutely necessary, despite squeezing the film's already tight budget, because the richer colors and the closing distance between the two characters showed that Preston was emotionally opening up and beginning to perceive beauty.
31st Oct '16 8:24:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* BehindTheBlack: In the climax, John Preston walks into a small circular room with numerous pillars. After a brief conversation with the bad guy on the opposite side of the room, they cut to a shot standing in front of the door, while bad guys step out from behind the pillars. The problem, is that they were on the same side of the pillars as Preston. Some even walk all the way around the pillar just to make for a better reveal, rather than just moving straight for their target. Of course, it's possible he actually saw them, [[{{Badass}} he just didn't care.]]

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* BehindTheBlack: In the climax, John Preston walks into a small circular room with numerous pillars. After a brief conversation with the bad guy on the opposite side of the room, they cut to a shot standing in front of the door, while bad guys step out from behind the pillars. The problem, is that they were on the same side of the pillars as Preston. Some even walk all the way around the pillar just to make for a better reveal, rather than just moving straight for their target. Of course, it's possible he actually saw them, [[{{Badass}} he just didn't care.]]
7th Sep '16 4:44:38 PM finalfaw
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** They probably did occasional MookMarches, to the remind the populus (resistence or otherwise) what they were up against for sense offence.
1st Aug '16 3:33:31 PM TinyTedDanson
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* StockQuotes: The film's chosen poetry snippet is the last few lines of "Aed Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven" by [[Creator/WilliamButlerYeats Yeats]]:
-->''But I, being poor, have only my dreams;\\
I have spread my dreams under your feet;\\
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.''
15th Jul '16 5:26:48 PM SpectralTime
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* SteelEardrums: Guns go off right next to characters' heads repeatedly. This never leads to any real consequences.
15th Jul '16 5:26:48 PM SpectralTime
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* SteelEardrums: Guns go off right next to characters' heads repeatedly. This never leads to any real consequences.

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* SteelEardrums: Guns go off right next to characters' heads repeatedly. This never leads to any real consequences.
27th May '16 4:02:32 PM Dravencour
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* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Preston's fight against Brandt.]]

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* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Preston's final fight against Brandt.]]
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